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As COVID-19 vaccination rolls out, assisted living communities wait

Providers greeted news of a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 virus with hope and enthusiasm in December. COVID-19 cases in long-term care total 6% — and 38% of deaths — nationally. In January, however, there is confusion, concern and disappointment at the lagging rates of vaccination for older adults, particularly those who live in assisted living and other residential care communities.

Editors' Columns

A new day in the battle against COVID

We all can agree that we’d like to see an end to the illness and death caused by the coronavirus. We’d like families and residents to be able to hug one another again. We’d like to stop having to wear PPE and stop having to stay six feet apart from each other.

Guest Column

Addressing the double pandemic of COVID-19 and loneliness

We’re starting a new year, and the pandemic still rages on. Its complete demise never was guaranteed, but there was a quieted optimism that the virus would be largely improved by now. On the contrary, cases are on the rise and experts warn that we’ll likely see a resurgence in these winter months. The possibility…

Marketplace Column

Tips to help you manage COVID-19 vaccine communication online

After a year of hardship, senior living communities have reason to hope for better days ahead: the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. As widely reported, long-term care providers are among the first to receive vaccines that started being distributed through CVS Health and Walgreens on Dec. 21. The announcement of vaccine approval, however, is coming…

Company News

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People in the news, Jan. 19

Appointments, promotions and news at the American Association of Service Coordinators, Amsterdam at Harborside, Capital Senior Living, Consolidated Contracting, Edgemere, Enquire, EPOCH Senior Living, G5, Integral Senior Living, Montereau, National Church Residences, OneDay, Sabra Health Care REIT, Sentrics and WesleyLife.

In Focus

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Technology connections

By the end of the month, more than 1,400 Amazon Echo Show 8 devices will have been delivered to senior living communities in North Carolina, thanks to a federal grant.