McKnight's Senior Living Follows up on our Legislative Progress with House Joint Resolution No. 118

Lois Bowers of McKnight's Senior Living first reported on Diane's Story in February 2017, after the arbitration decision, and followed up with Jacqueline after learning of the Legislative progress Diane's Representatives have made with the introduction of House Joint Resolution 118.

The study is needed because independent living communities increasingly are providing healthcare services to residents through third parties and “are sometimes providing services to residents that are substantially similar to the care provided in assisted living facilities,” according to House Joint Resolution 118, sponsored by Delegate Robert Bell, a Republican, and Sen. Creigh Deeds, a Democrat.