Posts in category "Supportive Living Facility"

Where is Culture Change When You Need It?

My apologies to those readers expecting an exploration of the use of the Living Lab methodology to improve elder care in Finland (and there are many of you). You will need to wait another week. A friend’s story about how his mother was recently treated in a supportive living facility reminds me of how challenging... Read more »

Saving Medicaid in Illinois was not pretty, but necessary

On June 14, Governor Quinn signed five pieces of legislation which collectively changed the landscape for Medicaid providers and recipients along with any 65+ adult who is developing an estate planning to protect assets and still secure Medicaid eligibility. The new laws will result in $1.6 billion in Medicaid saving reductions, increase the price of... Read more »

Governor Quinn's Proposed FY13 Spending Cuts to Reduce Medicaid Liability

On April 19, Governor Quinn announced his proposed spending cuts and to the surprise of no one, the $1.38 billion in proposed elimination and reduction of human service programs will cut a wide swath of pain across Illinois. A fundamental reappraisal of the delivery of human services in Illinois is long overdue, and the depth and... Read more »
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Warren Buffett invests in Illinois Supportive Living Facility close to Chicago

On April 12, Crain’s reports that: ”Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has launched a venture to finance low-income housing projects, starting with a nearly $29 million center for seniors on Medicaid in the south suburbs.” Especially interesting to readers of this blog is that the project would be a supportive living facility. The Supportive Living Facility  (SLF) program in Illinois is... Read more »

Aging Budgets in Illinois: Receiving Services in Illinois will be Tougher

I’ve worked in the Illinois elder care industry for over 20 years and I can state without equivocation that the Illinois budget process has never been particularly pretty. Like sausage making, one tries to concentrate on the end result rather than on what it takes to get there. For 20 years, there were insufficient appropriations... Read more »

Assisted Living Facilities: A Regulatory Perspective

This week the National Center for Assisted Living, the assisted living voice of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) which represents 2,700 non-profit and proprietary assisted living and residential care communities in the nation, released the 2012 edition of “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review.” This report is the only annual resource summarizing state assisted living... Read more »
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