Citing “significant attention and opposition from many stakeholders and members of Congress,” HHS has revised requirements for Provider Relief Fund reporting and broadened the definition of “lost revenue.” The move, announced Thursday, is expected to enable senior living operators to retain a greater amount of federal aid they receive as they battle the coronavirus.
Following Senate Democrats’ vote on Wednesday to block a Republican $500 billion coronavirus stimulus proposal, LeadingAge is calling for Congress to quickly provide “real relief” for older adults and their caregivers that includes not just nursing homes, but also assisted living, affordable senior housing, home health and hospice.
A collective effort from long-term care providers, public health officials and lawmakers is the way to improve the quality of care in the wake of COVID-19, not legal and financial penalties, according to Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living.
“It’s a different era we live in. It’s a different story we need to tell,” Jacquelyn King, DrPH, CEO of Activated Insights, told attendees during SMASH Week 2020.
A COVID-19 vaccine should be available for assisted living community, independent living community and nursing home residents and staff members by December or January, federal officials said Wednesday.
Close to 60% of nonprofit senior housing providers surveyed by LeadingAge reported confirmed COVID-19 cases in their communities, raising concerns about the more than 2.5 million low-income older adults living in affordable senior housing.
Digital marketing is a multichannel universe, requiring sales and marketing teams to leverage the digital landscape for maximum return, according to a panel of experts speaking at SMASH Week 2020.
Three unions representing 2 million healthcare workers are saying that their members will refuse to receive or administer a COVID-19 vaccine without validation from independent third-party experts.
After finally receiving much-needed Provider Relief Fund dollars, senior living operators are raising concerns about new reporting requirements related to the aid, saying they create confusion and potential barriers to retaining it, according to two industry trade organizations.
It will take both a close-up look at COVID-19 effects and policies as well as a bigger-picture examination of payment and care delivery policies to get a clear view into what the future of senior living and care may look like in a post-COVID-19 world, according to Nicole Fallon, vice president of healthy policy and integrated services for LeadingAge.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a catalyst for several changes in the design and operation of senior housing. Many of those changes are likely to be permanent in senior housing in the future.
The coronavirus “has changed just about everything in senior living,” but a Florida-based senior living company is rolling out a comprehensive voting plan to ensure that residents of its communities retain their right to vote in the upcoming presidential election.
The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything when it comes to reputational management, according to the keynote speaker at SMASH Week 2020.
A woman who had helped administer COVID-19 tests at a Lewisville, TX, independent living community later returned to the community so she could steal from at least three residents, according to police.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has extended the deadline until Nov. 18 for those who would like to provide feedback its proposed national quality and outcomes measures for the Medicaid-funded home- and community-based services provided for older adults and others. Comments originally were due Oct. 19.
The American Seniors Housing Association traces its roots back to the early days of the senior living industry, beginning in 1991 under the auspices of the National Multifamily Housing Council. In 2000, as the senior living industry continued to grow, the group became a separate, independent association. David Schless, ASHA’s president, has led the organization every step of the way.
Assisted living and other long-term care communities beginning today can opt in to a federal program through which residents and staff members will be vaccinated against COVID-19 free of charge when a vaccine becomes available.
A Virginia senior living company developed more than 225 different protocols during the pandemic and has put them into a playbook that can be used by other operators and other types of organization.
Thirty percent of long-term care-related deaths from COVID-19 in the United States have occurred in assisted living communities and other care homes, whereas 70% have taken place in nursing homes, according to the findings of a newly released international study.
“It’s not as simple as it once was.” That is how Pennsylvania Health Care Association President and CEO Zach Shamberg summed up voting in the 2020 November election during a recent virtual press conference.