Senior Housing and Care
Senior Housing and Care
For more than six decades, our firm has been a national leader in the senior care and housing sector. Today, we serve as general or special counsel to hundreds of clients in this essential and evolving sector.
Our attorneys are nationally recognized for their leadership in this field. We frequently speak at conferences throughout the country and write articles for state and national publications. We draft legislation and serve on key state task forces. In fact, one of our partners wrote a widely respected treatise on senior housing and care facilities. Many of us play key leadership roles in organizations including the American Bar Association Health Section, American Seniors Housing Association, LeadingAge, Argentum, the California Assisted Living Association, and LeadingAge California.
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• Privacy, Security and Data Breaches
• Property Acquisitions and Sales
• Public/Private Partnerships
• Trusts and Estates
• Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) aka life plan communities
• Assisted living communities
• Skilled nursing facilities
• Independent living communities
• Affordable housing providers
• Home health agencies
• Home care agencies
• PACE providers
• Intermediate care facilities
• Adult day care providers
• Trade associations
• For-profit and nonprofit organizations
• Cooperatives and condominiums
• Management companies
• Developers, investors, and lenders
• Private and publicly traded companies
News & Resources
California's AB 1417 shortens the time limits for reporting all known, suspected, or alleged abuse that occurs in long-term care facilities.
Senior care providers that are subject to the CCPA and CPRA should be aware of the new regulations and be prepared to update their privacy policies and compliance programs accordingly.
Revisit some of the key changes to the Guidance to Surveyors for Phases 2 & 3 for Long-Term Care Facilities 6 months post-implementation.
Starting this week, skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities in California must follow additional requirements when providing interventions that require informed consent to residents who lack the capacity to consent and do not have a representative. With the Long-Term Care Patient Representative Program operational as of January 27, 2023, skilled nursing facilities and intermediate care facilities must now include a patient representative on every interdisciplinary team convened under section 1418.8 of the California Health and Safety Code.
Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Ownership and Management Reform Act of 2022
California's eviction moratorium extended if an application for governmental rental assistance was submitted prior to April 1, 2022
CMS published an interim final rule regarding vaccination requirements for staff working for certified providers.
California Law Now Allows More Professionals to Qualify for the Infection Preventionist Role in Skilled Nursing Facilities
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is posting each skilled nursing home's weekend staffing levels and staff turnover rates on its public-facing Care Compare website.