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CDC updates COVID-19 reporting, infection control guidance for assisted living communities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to assisted living communities on Friday, providing recommendations on infection reporting, visitor restrictions and group activities.The guidance came on the same day eight U.S. senators wrote to the CDC and CMS chiefs calling for CDC guidance on reopening long-term care facilities to visitors.
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Fund all costs for COVID-19 testing of senior living staff, LeadingAge CEO asks leaders in Congress

Congress should fund the cost of COVID-19 testing for all staff members, including repeat testing, in assisted living communities, life plan communities and affordable seniors housing communities and other congregate settings where it is required, such as nursing homes, LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan said in a letter to Republican and Democrat leaders in the Senate and House.

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Balancing safety, quality of life in the COVID-19 era

Pavlo Kononenko doesn’t think his company’s approach to battling the effects of COVID-19 is unique, but what he described in a recent blog certainly is different from media reports that portray senior living residents as lonely and isolated from fellow residents, and family members as pleading to see them after months of separation.

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People in the news, June 2

Appointments and promotions at Atlas Senior Living, CHI Living Communities, Elegance Living, Fairview Park, G5, LTC Properties, SAGE and Stonebridge at Montgomery.

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Senior-to-senior advice

Graduating high school seniors across the country are hearing plenty of advice from family members, friends, teachers and graduation speakers. Residents of the Charlotte, NC-based Waltonwood Cotswold offered their own words of wisdom — senior to senior. Find out more, and learn how to submit your photos!