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59 U.S. reps call for analysis of Provider Relief monies sent to assisted living versus skilled nursing

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services should conduct an analysis to compare how much money has been dispersed from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provider Relief Fund to assisted living operators compared with skilled nursing operators, 59 members U.S. House of Representatives told HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra Secretary in a letter Monday.
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‘Knowledge is power’ in campaign to improve staff vaccine uptake

Knowledge is power. Forest Hills of DC, an assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation provider in the nation’s capital, used that mantra to move the needle on staff vaccine uptake from 50% to 86%. CEO Tina Sandri outlined how the organization tackled staff vaccine hesitancy during a Long Term Care Discussion Group webinar on Tuesday.
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CDC: Senior living COVID-19 guidance remains unchanged; ‘We’re not there yet’

“We’re not there yet.” That’s the message from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to operators of independent living, assisted living, continuing care retirement and affordable senior housing communities, as well as adult day centers. During a virtual session Monday about challenges and strategies for managing COVID-19, the agency said that its guidance is not yet changing for those types of providers.

Editors' Columns

Continue to be careful

Recent COVID-19 outbreaks among vaccinated residents at senior living communities are a reminder that we all should continue to be careful.
John O'Connor

Is this rock bottom for senior living?

Some operators have fled the market. Others soon may follow. More than a few are wondering whether their business model is built for the long haul. All in all, this is not what might be called a fun time to be in senior living.

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Marketplace Column

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Overcoming cellular reception problems in senior living communities

If you are experiencing dropped calls on your cellphone or can’t get a cell signal inside certain areas of your senior living community, it probably is not your cellular service provider’s fault. Other factors typically cause indoor cellular coverage issues. But the good news is that these challenges can be easily and cost-effectively overcome with the right technology solution.

Company News

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People in the news, April 20

Appointments, promotions and other news at the American College of Health Care Administrators, Highland Springs, iN2L, InnovAge, Integral Senior Living, Juniper Communities, Lifespace Communities, Mission Senior Living, Oakmont Senior Living, Patientco, Sinai Residences and United Methodist Communities.

In Focus

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Dream Flights

Discovery Senior Living is partnering with Dream Flights to locate and provide opportunities for World War II veterans to fly aboard a restored Boeing Stearman biplanes.