Technical Briefs

Topics include: CNA Renewals; End of Life Option Act ; SB 219: LGBT Facility Resident's Bill of Rights; SNF/Nursing Facility Medicare Emergency Preparedness Rule; RCFE Absentee Notification Plans/Elopement Policies/Procedures; Resident Representation on Nonprofit CCRC Boards of Directors; Technical Bulletin: How to Become Certified as a CNA in California; Using Resident Referral Agencies in a Multi-Level Community. Members: sign in to view.

Technical Briefs

Members: sign in to view.

Guide to Changes: Federal Requirements of Participation
for Long-Term Care Facilities

What Did CMS Do to the ROPs? Why did CMS make Multiple Changes over the Past Year? What’s with these New F-Tags? If you’ve been confused, you are not alone! LeadingAge California has developed a Guide to help you quickly understand the changes. The Guide will: Help transition from the “old” requirements, provide a simple, straightforward way to understand the changes, and serve as a good resource to train staff on the new requirements . The Guide includes: Full text of the ROPs with changes clearly-indicated, effective date of changes, new F-Tags cross-walked to old F-Tags, a table of contents that includes the tag name/description and page number of the requirement text, information on the multiple changes and additional reference materials. 

$49.99 (members) or $99.99 (non-members). Questions? Contact Brenda Klütz, policy consultant for LeadingAge California via email or (916) 469-3377. ORDER


SNF Commmunity Compliance

Brenda Klutz, LeadingAge California's Policy Consultant, has developed a Skilled Nursing Community Compliance Manual to provide senior care providers and their staffs with practical, up-to-date guidance on reporting mandates and circumstances in which prior approval is required from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). Download the table of contents to preview! This manual is recommended for any skilled nursing community leadership and staff members who are responsible for communicating efforts to CDPH or who must be aware of reporting/prior authorization requirements at any level. Order your copy today!

White Paper: Strategic Relationships between Senior Living Providers and Villages

This report, developed by LeadingAge California, is an excellent resource for members who have or are thinking about relationships with Villages, or any other grassroots community service organization. Based on interviews with senior living providers and villages around the country that have such relationships, the report describes the affiliations, the factors that drive them, and the issues that they encountered along the way. >> MORE





Updated Model CCRC Transfer and Review Protocol Now Available 

In late 2017, the California Legislature enacted A.B. 713 amending the provisions in the continuing care statute dealing with the transfer of CCRC residents between levels of care. The effect was to change the statutory grounds on which a resident can be transferred, while at the same time, to give the resident greater procedural protections. Providers have been subject to the new standards and procedures since January 1, 2018. Hanson Bridgett, attorneys for LeadingAge California, has now revised its 2008 CCRC Transfer and Review Protocol to incorporate changes required by A.B. 713. The Protocol contains an updated checklist and forms that take a CCRC through the transfer and review process in a way designed to comply with the legal requirements and with DSS’ interpretation of them. The revised Protocol is being made available for $300 in the following formats: (1) a zip file containing a PDF document and individual forms in Microsoft Word, which can be adapted by individual providers, and (2) a spiral bound hardcopy. 

Members who have questions or would like to order a copy should contact Crystal Pham at (415) 995-6442 or