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Key issues facing the UK residential care home sector

by DLA Piper on

Historical backdrop - The collapse of over 750 care homes operated by the Southern Cross group in 2011 following rapid expansion financed by the sale of leases of its homes exposed the financial risks inherent in the...more

California Legislative Update: Which Bills Made the Final Cut?

by Littler on

Although the California Legislature sent Governor Jerry Brown bills on bed bugs, powdered alcohol, and making denim the official state fabric, the laws enacted in 2016 affecting the state’s private-sector employers were...more

Immunity for Mandated Reporters-Elder Abuse

by Low, Ball & Lynch on

Maria Delaluz Santos v. Kisco Senior Living, LLC et al. - Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District (July 22, 2016) - The Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act, codified in Welfare and Institutions...more

Health Alert (Australia) August 1, 2016

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Judgments; Legislation; and Reports. - Excerpts from Judgments: - Victoria 27 July 2016 - Hamm v South Gippsland SC [2016] VCAT 1253 - South Gippsland Shire Council issued a...more

Personal Care Home Had No Duty to Restrict Resident’s Movements

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Several days ago, the Pennsylvania Superior Court issued a non-precedential decision in the case of Hackenburg v. Grane Healthcare Co. In this matter, a resident of a personal care home (Amber Terrace) was struck and killed...more

HUD Proposes Expanding Indebtedness Eligible for Refinancing with FHA-Insured Loans

by Baker Donelson on

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published proposed revisions to its Handbook covering its Healthcare Insurance Mortgage Program under Section 232 of the National Housing Act (the Section...more

Summary of HUD's Lean 232 Program Email Blast Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF) April 2016

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In an effort to summarize the highlights of the LEAN Email Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper Hamilton are providing this quick synopsis of the latest LEAN update. Our aim...more

Summary of HUD's LEAN 232 Program Email Blast Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF) February 2016

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In an effort to summarize the highlights of the LEAN Email Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper Hamilton are providing this quick synopsis of the latest LEAN update. Our aim...more

What Lies Ahead in 2016?

Senior Housing News recently published an interesting article entitled “Senior Housing Crystal Ball: To Execs’ 2016 Predictions”. As would be expected, there are a lot of concerns over the competition for staff talent and the...more

Once a Waiver, Always a Waiver: Employee’s Agreement to Waive Meal Break Cannot Be Revoked

In Palacio v. Jan & Gail’s Care Homes, Inc. (Ct. of Appeal F070861), published December 7, 2015, the Court of Appeal for the Fifth Appellate Court ruled against a health care worker who sued to recover penalties for meal...more

Silver Tsunami or Fool’s Gold?

Much of the predicted strength and growth of the Senior Housing Market is predicated on the retirement of the Baby Boomers – a veritable silver tsunami of potential residents for senior living facilities. To meet that demand,...more

Summary of HUD's LEAN 232 Program Email Blast Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF) October 30, 2015

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In an effort to summarize the highlights of the LEAN Email Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper Hamilton are providing this quick synopsis of the latest LEAN update. Our aim...more

Big Deal Monday For September 21, 2015

Senior Housing News reports several transactions over the last couple of weeks – some large, some small – that show the market continues to be strong for the acquisition of existing senior living communities nationwide. Here...more

Summary of HUD's LEAN 232 Program Email Blast Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF) August 28, 2015

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The August 28, 2015 LEAN Email Blast contains information on the final rule regarding fire safety equipment, the new delegated underwriter approval process, the Green Lane, and the mortgage termination process, among other...more

OSHA Broadens Scope of Inspections in Hospitals and Nursing Homes

by Polsinelli on

On June 25, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a memorandum, entitled "Inspection Guidance for Inpatient Healthcare Settings," establishing new guidance for OSHA staff for inspections...more

OSHA Stepping Up Scrutiny of Hospitals and Inpatient Health Care Facilities

by Baker Ober Health Law on

On June 25, 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a Memorandum to its Compliance Officers expanding its enforcement policy regarding workplace hazards facing employees in the health care...more

Home and Community-Based Services: Seven Things You Need to Know

by Baker Donelson on

Few people have a strong understanding of home and community-based services (HCBS), how they work, how they came about and why they are important. There are a number of reasons why HCBS experts are few and far between. Put...more

OSHA Concentrates its Health Care Facility Inspections on Key Areas, but Specific Requirements Remain Elusive

by Baker Donelson on

On June 25, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a press release outlining its focus areas for health care facility inspections. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs),...more

Summary of HUD's LEAN 232 Program E-mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), June 24, 2015

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

The June 24, 2015 LEAN Email Blast contains information on the new protocol for release of R4R and NCRE, handling aged account receivables, clarification on UPL revenues, a 241(a) status update, a new IRR legal checklist and...more

Healthcare Employers to Get Even More Attention from OSHA

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

OSHA has released an “Inspection Guidance for Inpatient Healthcare Settings,” that will focus its inspectors attention to musculoskeletal disorders, workplace violence, bloodborne pathogens, tuberculosis, and slips, trips,...more

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program Email Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF) - December 2014

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In an effort to summarize the highlights of the LEAN Email Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper Hamilton are providing this quick synopsis of the latest LEAN update. Our aim...more

Summary of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), July 2014

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In response to HUD’s February request for comments on the new loan documents, HUD has posted revised Section 232 documents. The changes to the documents include a few substantive revisions, as well as edits resolving...more

New Ohio Sex Offender Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities

by Benesch on

Nursing homes, residential care facilities and county homes (“Homes”) in Ohio will soon have additional requirements related to the admission of a registered sex offender. House Bill 483, the Mid-Biennium Budget Review bill...more

Summary Of HUD’s LEAN 232 Program E-Mail Blast: Office Of Residential Care Facilities (ORCF), December 19, 2012

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In an effort to summarize the highlights of the LEAN E-mail Blasts that we receive, and rarely have time to review in a timely fashion, we at Pepper are providing this quick synopsis of the latest LEAN update. Our aim is to...more

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