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.
Residents from St. Joseph’s Senior Home Assisted Living & Nursing Center in Woodbridge, NJ, were relocated to another long-term care community 30 miles away on Wednesday after several residents and caregivers tested positive for COVID-19 and several additional residents were “presumed positive.”
President Trump reauthorized the Older Americans Act for five years on Wednesday, signing into law H.R. 4334, the Supporting Older Americans Act of 2020 written by Sens. Susan Collins and Bob Casey. The OAA was last reauthorized in 2016 under President Obama.
The Senate is expected to try to vote today on legislation that would provide approximately $2 trillion in funding to try to counter the negative economic effects of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Long-term care industry associations are creating online efforts to combat the effects of social distancing and to share positive messages about communities and residents during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Almost 14% of millennials who plan to provide care for their parents when needed expect that they will help their parents move to an assisted living community when appropriate, according to a newly released survey by search website CaringAdvisor.
Golden Oaks Village retirement community is welcoming poems, letters and drawings from the greater community and has created a hashtag to shine a light on efforts to bring laughter, love and uplifting messages to residents who remain socially isolated from family and friends. Learn more, and find out how to share your photos!
The coronavirus has not negatively affected senior living community move-ins to date, according to the results of a newly released survey conducted by Activated Insights in conjunction with the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care. In fact, in some cases, occupancy has seen a recent improvement.
COVID-19-related costs could approach $10 billion to $20 billion for the senior living industry, so lawmakers should not forget such companies as they negotiate a bill potentially topping $2 trillion in aid for citizens and businesses in response to the pandemic, the presidents of Argentum and the American Seniors Housing Association told Senate and House leaders.