Lois A. Bowers McKnight's Senior Living
Lois A. Bowers

Lois A. Bowers

Lois has spent almost her entire career covering healthcare, the business of healthcare and related topics via journalism or public relations. She holds a master's degree in journalism and mass communication from Kent State University (media management) and is the recipient of the Jesse H. Neal National Business Journalism Award as well as other honors.

Most recent articles by Lois A. Bowers

Take heart in older adults’ resiliency

We’ve heard a lot lately about the loneliness and isolation that some residents — and their families — are feeling during the pandemic. These feelings are real, and there are real consequences of the separation of residents and their loved ones. Nonetheless, I took some comfort in the results of a recent study.

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HHS extends Medicaid provider CARES Act funding application deadline — again; House passes HUD spending bill with $4.6 billion bump

The Department of Health and Human Services is extending until Aug. 28 the deadline for eligible state Medicaid providers, including assisted living operators, to apply for monies from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Provider Relief Fund. The announcement came on the same day that the House passed a fiscal year 2021 spending bill for the Department of Housing and Urban Development that represents a $4.6 billion increase over HUD’s FY20 enacted funding level.

Women of Distinction 2020: Jaclyn Pritchett

Jaclyn Pritchett, vice president of human resources – field operations at Brookdale Senior Living, shares her biggest accomplishment, the best part of her day, the biggest surprise of her career and her advice to young professionals.

Final Tech Awards entry deadline is today

The annual contest, a joint program of McKnight’s Senior Living and sister McKnight’s Long-Term Care News, recognizes providers that convey how technology — simple or advanced — has improved care and operations in their organizations. There is no cost to enter.

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Senior living groups among 49 calling for ‘robust’ federal funding for COVID-19 testing

LeadingAge, AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the American Health Care Association are among 49 organizations urging Congress to prioritize “robust” federal funding for COVID-19 testing in future pandemic relief legislation. “Swift action is needed to ensure that every American, especially essential workers, frontline healthcare physicians and other clinicians and those at…

New book can help you welcome LGBT residents

Tim R. Johnston, Ph.D., senior director of national projects for LGBT elder advocacy organization SAGE, spent a year and a half working on his new book, “Welcoming LGBT Residents: A Practical Guide for Senior Living Staff.” He recently answered some questions for me about the book and its subject matter as well as his work at SAGE.

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