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In This Issue

Adult Day News (GADSA)

Activity Professionals (GAAP)
LeadingAge Georgia Business Connection
Center For Positive Aging
Culture Change News
Georgia Institute on Aging
General Notes of Interest
LeadingAge (National)
News Throughout the Spectrum of Aging Services
Public Policy
Vacancy Report

Quick Links

Upcoming Events Calendar
Job Mart


Special Thanks to Our Institute Partners

Institute Supporters

Inside Your Association - LeadingAge Georgia

LeadingAge Georgia is the statewide association of over 150 key not-for-profit and other mission-focused organizations dedicated to providing quality housing, health care, community-based and other related services for older Georgians. The mission of LeadingAge Georgia is to represent and promote the common interests of its members through leadership, advocacy, education and other services in order to enhance each member's ability to serve older Georgians.



LeadingAge Georgia Announces New CEO

The LeadingAge Georgia Board of Directors is pleased to announce the hiring of our new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ms. Ginny Helms. Ginny will start work on Friday, December 1, 2017. Ginny will be introduced at the LeadingAge Georgia annual business meeting on Thursday, December 7th.


The Board meticulously followed procedures for finding our new CEO. The Board established a search committee that included a representative of LeadingAge national and hired a local consultant to facilitate the search. A national search was conducted and the consultant presented 8 finalists to the committee, who then selected 4 to be interviewed. A vigorous interview process occurred on October 12th. Included in the interviews were all members of the Search Committee, our LeadingAge Georgia Board Chair, Joan Carlson (search consultant) and Nancy Hooks from LeadingAge national. All candidates went through the same rigorous process and this validated the final selection of our new CEO as having been vetted against numerous candidates, both local and national.


We are grateful for the time and effort of all who participated in this process.


We now have the opportunity to welcome Ginny who brings with her over 20 years of public policy experience with the Alzheimer's Association, Georgia Chapter in Atlanta. Many know Ginny for her outstanding work in public policy arena and work with many organizations and associations around the state in advocating for elder Georgian's. Several of her public policy achievements include legislative initiatives that led to the Mattie's Call Law and the Georgia Alzheimer's & Related Dementias State Plan legislation. Ginny also led the development of the Alzheimer's Training Institute and secured grants and contracted with national experts to develop a cutting-edge counseling program designed to teach professionals how to help people with early dementia live fully. She has been served as a leader on national projects and task groups as the catalyst to bring organizations and agencies together to advance the quality of life for older Americans.


Ginny holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, and a Graduate Certificate in Gerontology from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Ginny has been the recipient of the Georgia Gerontology Society's Marietta Suhart Award as well as LeadingAge Georgia's Distinguished Service Award.


Please join us and the staff of LeadingAge Georgia in welcoming Ginny as our new President and CEO.


Mark A. Lowell
LeadingAge Georgia Board Chair



Last Chance to Register: Technology & Aging Summit

Come to hear from pioneering technologists who have transformed consumer engagement experiences and leveled the accessibility playing field through assistive devices and technologies. Explore the breakthroughs in technology which enhance our daily lives as we age. This is the annual collision of individuals from broad backgrounds to tackle complex aging issues through conceptual ideation for real solutions and possibilities.


Innovation often comes from unexpected places! And Ideas that change the future of aging are just the kind of thing that the LeadingAge Georgia, Georgia Gerontology Society, Georgia Tech Aware Home | Tools for Life, Wireless RERC, SimpleC and other collaborative partners are looking for when we host the 2017 Tech and Aging Summit in Atlanta. We are focused on creating technology to address the challenges of aging and caregiving with emphasis on person centered and person directed technological advancements.


Click HERE to register



LeadingAge Georgia to Hold 2017 Annual Business Meeting

Representatives from provider member organizations will come together from all over the state for the 2017 Annual Business Meeting to be held on Thursday, December 7th.


The main contacts for each provider member organization will receive registration information via email. The Board of Directors request that a representative for your organization attend this meeting to be a significant part of the following agenda for the day:


Honor 2017 Award Recipients:
   Caring Heart Awards
   Volunteer of the Year Award
   Innovative Programs/Services Award
   Distinguished Service Awards
   Award of Honor


Participate in the 2017 Annual Business Meeting

Approve the 2018 budgets as well as support the installation of new offices and board members for the Association and the Institute

Understand the strategic priorities and how the Association plans to support your staff and organizations

Receive an update of the comprehensive public policy/advocacy issues for 2018

Honor the staff who completed the 2017 LeadingAge Georgia Leadership Academy


Participate in the President/CEO transition as Walter completes 18 years of service and welcome Ginny Helms as the new President/CEO.


End the morning with a Networking Luncheon with Colleagues



2018 Leadership Academy Registration Now Open

LeadingAge Georgia Leadership Academy offers members a challenging and engaging year-long learning experience, designed to help aging services professionals at any level in their organization accelerate their leadership development so they are better equipped to serve our field.


The vision of LeadingAge Georgia is to create a generation of authentic, open-minded and transformational leaders who will collaboratively and innovatively create the future of aging services in America.

The 2018 class begins in February. This class is limited to 24 participants.


Click HERE for application.


Value First


Major Renovations and Construction Projects

Whether your project is under $1 million or over $500 million Value First can help your community achieve savings on major renovations and construction projects.

Many of the vendors, architects and designers you do business with are market leaders that are also part of the Value First Construction Services program.

Value First works with the architects, designers, and general contractors you choose.

We serve as your cost savings advocate and consult with your architect to develop a vendor line-up to the basis of design (spec alignment). Value First can help you save on:

     Fire alarm systems
     Building controls
     Roofing systems
     Drywall and wall components
     Doors and hardware
     Custom wood products
     Furniture, beds, lifts and more…

Connect Value First with your architects, project managers and key staff as early in the process as possible. Higher savings result from early engagement.

Program Benefits

Transparency in construction pricing.

Assistance with planning and procurement of materials, furniture, fixtures, and equipment.

Aggregate of purchases across multiple projects to ensure cost containment.

3% to12% project savings.

Step 1. Consultation
Consult with Brian Smidt, Director of Construction Services, to discuss type of construction project (new building/campus, addition or renovation); number of units/beds being added; phase of construction you are currently in; your chosen architect, engineer, interior designers, etc.; (651) 659-1418

Step 2. Collaboration
After consultation, if you decide to use Value First as your cost savings advocate a Construction Services Participation Agreement and Statement of Work are signed to make us an official part of your strategic team.
We will assign a project manager to guide you through cost savings, and we can begin to work with designers and contractors that may already be a part of the project.

Step 3. Completion
As your trusted partner and cost savings advocate, Value First will be involved in the bidding process to make sure you are getting the best possible price and quality in your material purchases.

Contact Value First representative Vanessa Ceasar at 404-421-3956 or send an email to for additional information.


Thank you for using Value First. This is your GPO!



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Member Distinctions

Congratulations to Bahaa Barsoum, DON at A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab Atlanta, for winning the 12th Annual Joan Anne McHugh Award for Leadership in Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Nursing.



The McHugh Award is a national award that recognizes aspiring nurse leaders who provide excellent clinical care to their residents while demonstrating leadership and a commitment to the profession. The award was presented at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting and EXPO, which took place in New Orleans on Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2017.


Barsoum has been director of nursing at A.G. Rhodes of Atlanta since September 2009. In this role, he directs more than 120 nursing staff members who provide health care and nursing services to residents.


Click here to read an article about Bahaa and the award.




Calendar Information


To assist with planning, we are sharing information
on special holidays and observances for each month
2 months early.


This month we are sending you information for January



January 1 New Year's Day

January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

January 23 National Pie Day

January 25 Opposite Day

January 31 Inspire Your Heart with Art Day



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Public Policy

LeadingAge Georgia Public Policy Report By Tom Bauer, LeadingAge Georgia Policy Advisor


The LeadingAge Georgia board has approved the 2017-2018 Public Policy Agenda, which is included in this report. In addition, Leading Age Georgia continues to monitor the issues related to services in the Community Care Services Program (CCSP), particularly with regard to reimbursement of adult day centers. Also, LeadingAge Georgia members continue to participate in two of the Coalition of Advocates for Georgia's Elderly (CO-AGE), work groups.

Public Policy Agenda

As noted the LeadingAge Georgia board has approved a public policy agenda for 2017-2018, which is below.


Legislative/Regulatory Issues

Position and Involvement:

  • Adult Day Services
    • Referrals
    • Assessments
  • Home and Community-Based Services: CMS Rules
  • Home and Community-Based Services Waiver
  • Medicaid Non-Emergency Transportation (NET)
  • Physical and Behavioral Health Needs: Aging in Place
    • Dementia
    • Mental Health
  • Community Care Services Program (CCSP)/Service Options Using Resources
    • Implementation
    • Federal (Medicaid) Changes
  • Use of the Term "Assisted Living"
  • Medicaid Funded Assisted Living Communities/Personal Care Homes

Position and Monitor:

  • Medicaid Implementation
  • Proxy Caregiver Rules
  • Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs): Department of Insurance
    • Rules
    • Examinations
  • Property Tax Issues concerning Not-for-Profit Organizations

Budget Issues

Position and Involvement:

  • Home and Community-Based Services Medicaid (CCSP) and Non-Medicaid
  • Adult Day Center Reimbursement Rates
  • Loan Forgiveness for Gerontology Education

Position and Monitor:

  • Nursing Home Provider Tax
  • Use of Civil Monetary Penalty Funds (Support the Culture Change Movement in Georgia)

CO-AGE Legislative Issues

There are two CO-AGE legislative priorities for 2018, along with a carryover issue (Abuser Registry). The two issues on which LeadingAge is working are:

  • Medicaid Funded Assisted Living (Legislation to enable the state Medicaid program to pay for assisted living, increasing the number of facilities and available openings). The work group continues to discuss options ranging from developing a new Medicaid waiver in Georgia, amending the existing Assisted Living Community statute, and creating a study committee.
  • Personal Care Home Requirements (PCH) (Expansion of Enforcement Options for State). The third meeting is upcoming, and the group continues to examine the rules of the Department of Community Health (DCH) related to personal care homes and enforcement of current disciplinary measures and comparing those measures or fines imposed on nursing homes (from the federal government) for violations. The former are more extensive than those for PCHs.

Georgia Institute on Aging








2017 Profiles of Positive Aging Fundraiser







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Courtney Bush Photography



Special thanks to the members of the planning committee and our Sponsors:




Coaching for Supervisors in Aging Services

Members who supervise staff came together to study, learn about and practice coaching skills. We know that supervisors need to use this skills in order to create environments to maintain staff and increase staff satisfaction.




Dementia Beyond Drugs



LeadingAge Georgia Leadership Academy Completes 2017 events

Another great year – members who completed the program will be recognized at the 2017 Annual Business Meeting on December 7th.





Forums Calls

Call: 1-712-632-6100

Passcode: 27514617

November 15, 2017

8:00-8:30 am Maintenance/Environmental Services Forum
9-9:30 am GAAP (Activity/Life Enrichment/Wellness Professionals
11-11:30 Service Coordinators/Social Workers/Wellness Professionals
1-1:30 Marketing Professionals Forum


Technology & Aging Summit

November 16, 2017





Annual Business Meeting

December 7, 2017



January 2018

Elderly Housing Symposium
January 18, 2018

Registration coming soon




Leadership Academy First Event

February 14, 2018

Registration coming soon


Adult Day Services Symposium

February 23, 2018

Registration coming soon




Certified Eden at Home Training

March 6-8, 2018

Registration coming soon


Assisted Living Symposium

March 13, 218

Registration coming soon




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Center for Positive Aging







Center for Positive Aging Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Thanks to our Premium Sponsor:




Thanks to the following Hole Sponsors:

American Southern Insurance

BB&T Capital Markets

Greenbrier Development

JW Collection

Morrison Community Living

Parker Poe

Personal Care, Inc.

St. George Village

Steve Ayers Construction

Talmage Terrace | Lanier Gardens

Turner Enterprises

Vulcan Materials Company


Thanks to AON and Shaw Contract for their support and donation of golf balls for each player!



Aging in America: Land of the Free, Home of the Gray Getting old isn't what it used to be.

At least, that's what Bob Lowry has found in recent years as he's blazed a trail through what many would consider to be an early retirement. In 2001, at the age of 52, Lowry stepped away from his job running a management consulting company for radio stations. His wife, Betty, left her teaching job not long after, and the two began to figure out exactly what to do with the rest of their lives. But retirement – and, more broadly, getting older – hasn't played out exactly as Lowry expected. In fact, through his effort to spread awareness about aging and retirement through his blog, A Satisfying Retirement, Lowry's found there's a lot of confusion out there as to what getting older actually looks like in the 21st century.

Full Article


Study to Explore Ties Between Elders and Their Older-Adult Children A new study may help providers of aging services better understand the unique
relationship between residents and their older-adult children. Kathrin Boerner, an
associate professor of Gerontology at the University of Massachusetts Boston, will study the relationships of parents older than 95 with a child older than 65. Her research will be funded by a $419,855 grant from the National Institute on Aging. Senior children and very old, living parents are relatively common today.

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Adult Day Services (GADSA)


2017 Survey Shows Cost Effectiveness of Adult Day Health Insurer, Genworth Financial Home-based services released their 2017 Cost of Care Survey that noted some interesting changes in payments for long-term services and support providers:

Full Article


2017 GADSA Leadership Team

President: Claire Russell, The Homeplace

Vice-Presidents Public Policy: Ned Morgens, Skylark Senior Care;
Aysha Cooper, SarahCare of Snellville

Vice-Presidents of Members: Georgia Gunter, Adult Day of Dunwoody;
Carla Jones, Rosswoods; Peggy Padgett, Georgia Infirmary Adult Day Health

GA Association of Activity Professionals











2017 GAAP Leadership Team

President: Scott Bassett (Philips Tower, Decatur)
Vice-President: Amanda Bennett (Campbell-Stone Sandy Springs; Atlanta)
Membership: Melissa Scott-Walter (A.G. Rhodes Health & Rehab; Atlanta)
Program/Education: Liana Sisco (Lutheran Towers; Atlanta)
NAAP Liaison: Wendy Boyd (The Gardens at Calvary; Columbus)

LeadingAge Georgia Business Connection


Special Thanks to Our Institute Partners and Supporters











News Throughout the Spectrum of Aging Services

Assisted Living Communities/Personal Care Homes

States Increasing Regulatory Requirements for Assisted Living, Report Says
States gradually are increasing their oversight of assisted living communities, according to a report released October 3rd by the National Center for Assisted Living. Seventeen states updated assisted living regulations, statutes and policies between June 2016 and June 2017, according to the 2017 edition of NCAL's "Assisted Living State Regulatory Review."

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MIT: Assisted Living Innovation and Design to Flourish as U.S. Ages
Age-related demographic shifts could one day drive a radical transformation of how assisted living communities are designed and operated, according to a recent report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Real Estate. The latest census data shows the number of Americans age 65 or older is projected to be 83.7 million by 2050, according to the report, which was sponsored by financial holding company Capital One (NYSE: COF). The looming influx of seniors, sometimes called the"silver tsunami," is anticipated to expedite

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Federally Assisted Housing (HUD-Subsidized)

202 Funding in Spotlight at Hearing
HUD Secretary Ben Carson, questioned about steep rent increases for older adults if HUD's rent reforms proposals are enacted, said that any older adult who "can't see a way out" should ask for an exemption from their housing provider. Issues raised at the October 12 House Financial Services Committee hearing ran the gamut, from hurricane relief in Puerto Rico to HUD's request to cut HUD funding 15% and eliminate the HOME and CDBG programs.

Full Article

REAC Physical Inspection Clarifications
An updated REAC Compilation Bulletin for certified UPCS Inspectors has been issued for effect on October 2, 2017. The new bulletin incorporates more visual examples, clarifications to procedures, and some troubling reversions in understanding on items like call-for-aid, and vegetation.


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HUD Testing Housing Model that Could Delay Nursing Home Care
The Department of Housing and Urban Development is seeking stakeholder comments on its plan to test a supportive services model that aims to cut down on seniors' nursing home, hospital and emergency room utilization. HUD plans to collect health and wellness information from roughly 4,000 seniors living in 40 HUD-affiliated demonstration sites, the agency said in a notice posted Tuesday. The demonstration, announced earlier this year, will test the use of a full-time enhanced service coordinator and a part-time wellness nurse in communities in California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and South


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Home and Community Based Services

LeadingAge Submits Comments on Major CY2018 Home Health Rule Changes
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the proposed CY2018 prospective payment system (PPS) rate update that reduces overall spending and proposes the implementation of the home health groupings model (HHGM) in 2019. LeadingAge submitted comments on the major changes proposed in the regulation.

Full Article


Home Health Care Spending Growth Outpaced All Other Sectors
Health care spending over the last year has remained modest in its growth—except for home health care, which saw more spending than any other sector. National health spending reached $3.51 trillion in August 2017, 4.3% higher than spending in the same month in 2016, according to Altarum's Center for Sustainable Health Spending from the Altarum Institute, a nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization. By comparison, gross domestic product (GDP) growth over the 12-month period ending August 2017 was 4.1%, with health spending accounting for 18% of GDP share.

Full Article

Home Health Groupings Model Has a 50/50 Chance
The Home Health Groupings Model, originally proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in July, is looking more likely to become a final rule based on signs from the nation's capital, the National Association for Home Care and Hospice indicated October 16th. The chances of the groupings model being pulled or delayed by CMS are about 50/50, according to Bill Dombi, president of NAHC.

Full Article


Top Lessons Irma, Harvey Taught Home Health Agencies
Preparation is key for any emergency, but it's just one half of the equation. As in-home care providers found out during recent hurricanes that battered Texas and Florida, putting the protocols into action is the true test. Here are some of the top lessons affected providers learned in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma:

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Hospice Honeymoon with Regulations is Over
While the home health care industry has seen more and more regulations come through that pike, hospice may appear to be a bit more of a safe haven in post-acute care. However, increasing regulation pressures are likely to advance, according to Bill Dombi, president of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), and Alan Schabes, Esq. with Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, a health care law practice.

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What to Expect in Hospice Care in 2018
Hospice care providers are in store for some big changes in 2018, including increasing quality reporting requirements and more data revelations on Hospice Compare. With ongoing shifts across the health care continuum, hospice providers need to be up to date on their data reporting requirements—and understand how their actions today can influence the rule making of tomorrow, according to Theresa Forster, vice president for hospice policy & programs at the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC), who spoke at the association's annual conference in Long Beach, California, last week.

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Yale: Hospice Patients Are Admitted Too Late
Half of patients admitted into hospice care are admitted only within the last two weeks of their life, according to a recent study from Yale University physicians. This timeframe undercuts the hospice benefit, which can extend for six months, and reveals some of the challenges related to seniors in the last stage of their life.

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Life Plan Community/CCRC

5-Year Study Aims to Prove Benefits of Life Plan Community Living
A five-year study of more than 2,000 life plan community residents by the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and Northwestern University will try to determine the effects that living in such a community has on residents' long-term health and wellness, the institute announced October 10th.

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Can You Quantify the Benefits of Living in Your Life Plan Community?
We'd like to help you find out. Mather LifeWays and Northwestern University are conducting a landmark study that will determine the impact of living in a Life Plan Community on residents' long-term health and wellness. The Age Well Study will measure residents' self-reported health and wellness metrics through a convenient survey taken annually for five years. In return for participating, your organization will receive an annual report on key findings, such as quality of life, self-reported health, and other health-related measures.

This study is being conducted in partnership with ASHA, LeadingAge, Ziegler, National Investment Center, Life Care Services, and Novare. To learn more or to enroll your community in the study, visit Age Well Study or email


Nursing Care/Rehab

Revised Survey Procedure Guide
CMS has posted the revised Long Term Care Survey Procedure Guide (effective
November 28, 2017) on the CMS website under Downloads / LTCSP Procedure
Guide. Check it out today.


Chasing Millions in Medicaid Dollars, Hospitals Buy Up Nursing Homes

Westminster Village North, a nursing home and retirement community in Indianapolis, recently added 25 beds and two kitchens to speed food delivery to residents. It also redesigned patient rooms to ease wheelchair use and added Wi-Fi and flat-screen televisions. This fall, it's opening a new assisted living unit. "We have seen amazing changes and created a more home-like environment for our residents," said Shelley Rauch, executive director of the home. The nursing home can afford these multimillion-dollar improvements partly because it has, for the past five years, been collecting significantly higher reimbursement rates from Medicaid, the state-federal health insurance program for the poor. About half of its residents are covered by the program.

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Nursing Home Nurses Feel Isolated from Rest of Healthcare Workforce, Study Suggests
Nurses working in the long-term care sector may feel isolated or excluded from other workers in the healthcare industry, new research suggests. The study, conducted by researchers at Northumbria University and the University of Cambridge, set out to gauge nursing home nurses' perceptions of their "work identities" and experiences within the sector.

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General Notes of Interest

Millennials Are Key to Solving Looming Nursing Shortage Millennials are breathing new life into the nursing industry even as baby boomers are retiring en masse. But home health care providers shouldn't feel total relief over the influx of younger nurses, as the demand continues to tick upward. An average millennial is now 186% more likely to become a registered nurse (RN) than the average baby boomer was, according to a new study published in the October edition of Health Affairs. The study is based on data from the U.S. Census Bureau's Current Population Survey for 1979 to 2000 and the American Community Survey for 2001 to 2015.

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How to Protect Your Community from Inappropriate Use of Social Media Use by Employees Regulations may vary, and case law may be lacking, but senior living operators can take steps to reduce risk related to social media use by employees, according to Kristi Eldredge, RN, JD, CPHRM, senior patient safety consultant at medical liability insurance company MMIC. Eldredge discussed social media best practices in long-term care Wednesday in an educational session at the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living's 68th Annual Convention & Expo.

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Emergency Preparedness Moving Forward, LeadingAge Tells Aging Committee LeadingAge's statement for the record of the Senate Aging Committee's hearing
on Disaster Preparedness and Response: The Special Needs of Older Americans pointed out the impending rule that will require all nursing homes to have disaster preparedness plans in place. They also urged the committee to consider the needs of senior housing residents and other older adults living independently in the community.

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Applicable Provisions of House Tax Bill to 501c3 Borrowing

On Thursday, November 2, 2017, The House Committee on Ways and Means released its initial draft of the tax reform bill. The Bill, as currently written, has significant implications on the Municipal Bond Market in general, and on 501(c) 3 organizations in particular.

The proposed changes would become effective December 31, 2017 as currently written and will affect 501(c)3s in a variety of ways, but chiefly among them are several related, yet distinct, proposed provisions that would significantly alter both the way in which, and the rate at which 501(c)3s borrow. Some of the key provisions and their possible effects are discussed below.


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IBM Launches Artificial Intelligence Study for Aging in Place Artificial intelligence is here, and it's making inroads in home care settings through the help of a new partnership. With the rise of big data solutions and machine learning through artificial intelligence, technology powerhouse IBM is teaming up with the University of California, San Diego to discover how these innovations can help people age in place and extend the time they can live independently.

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Best Buy Bets on Adults Remotely Monitoring Their Aging Parents Jane Helgesen had a rough night recently, as nausea kept the 71-year-old retired nurse scurrying to the bathroom. A sensor under the bed recorded her comings and goings, sending alerts to her daughter, Britt, who lives nearby. Feeling better the next day, Helgesen used a doorbell camera to welcome guests, whose images are displayed on her rose-gold iPhone, which she also uses to unlock the front door and tweak the thermostat.

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Self-Driving Taxi Service Launches at Retirement Community A Silicon Valley start-up company launched its first self-driving taxi service on
Wednesday at a 55+ retirement community in San Jose, CA. "This amazing
community has over 4,000 residents, 15 miles of challenging road, and tons of points of interest," Voyage's CEO Oliver Cameron wrote about The Villages Golf and Country Club in a blog post. "Residents can summon one of three Voyage self-driving cars and travel effortlessly and autonomously around the community."

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CAST Updates Medication Management Selection Tools LeadingAge and the Center for Aging Services Technology (CAST) announced an
updated Medication Management Selection Tool and a new case study, released new data on EHR sophistication among LZ-150 participants and shared the news that nursing homes can now benefit from Rural Health Care Program subsidies, thanks to LeadingAge and CAST member advocacy. Perspectives on electronic health record (EHR) and IT spending, CAST member news and patients' openness to telehealth round out CAST's recent message.


Click here for more information about CAST and its work.



Meet Bella, a Digital Pet Caring for the Elderly with Purrs and Companionship Patricia Richards, who is 64 years old and lives in Salem, Massachusetts, looks
forward to her daily chats with her cat Bella. "I love Bella very, very much. She's helpful ... she does a lot of things for me and I'm so happy she's in my house," said Richards. Except Bella isn't like most animals. As well as being able to talk, Bella checks if Patricia has taken her medication, plays the rock 'n' roll music she likes and reassures her when she is feeling anxious. Because Bella is a digital pet that exists on a tablet. She was created by Care Coach, a social enterprise that is competing with traditional models of care for the elderly in terms of cost, flexibility and resources.

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