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Senior living providers plan COVID-19 booster clinics in advance of federal recommendations

As the senior living industry awaits today’s scheduled vote by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices on how to implement COVID-19 booster shots for older adults and healthcare workers, providers are working behind the scenes to prepare for on-site clinics.
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CCRCs challenged by caregiver turnover, but nursing homes have it worse: report

Turnover rates for certified nursing assistants, licensed practical nurses and registered nurses in continuing care retirement communities have reached their highest points over the past decade in 2021, according to a new analysis of historical data from the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service.
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New CDC profile shares demographics of assisted living residents

Bathing, walking and dressing are the most common activities of daily living that residents of assisted living or similar residential communities need help with, according to a new data brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The report sheds light on the characteristics of the 918,700 residents in those communities who received long-term care services as of 2018.
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$10.5 million AMDA, CDC partnership aims to improve vaccination rates in senior living, other settings

A five-year, $10.5 million agreement between AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine and the federal government will try to improve vaccination rates among residents and staff members in senior living and other long-term care settings. AMDA announced the agreement on Monday.
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Senior living to benefit from $2.1 billion CDC investment in infection prevention, control

A $2.1 billion federal investment in infection prevention and control measures across the healthcare continuum — including $500 million for long-term care strike teams — is welcome news to the senior living industry, which continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic with limited resources and staffing shortages.
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FDA panel supports COVID-19 boosters for older adults, healthcare workers but votes against general distribution

A Food and Drug Administration advisory panel Friday afternoon voted against recommending the approval of booster doses of a COVID-19 vaccine for the general public, saying it needed more data. But the group unanimously approved a second, narrower recommendation for booster shots for older adults and individuals at high risk for severe disease, including healthcare workers.
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Argentum expands training program to leadership roles, sets overall goal of 7,200 apprentices by 2024

PHOENIX—A critical piece of securing the future of senior living is expanding the number of qualified workers who can care for the growing population of older Americans. Argentum is using its previously announced senior living and allied health apprenticeship program to attract more workers to the field, with plans to expand that program into leadership roles.
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