Seventy-one percent of assisted living operators responding to a recent survey by the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living said they fear that workforce issues will force them to close.
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.
When it comes to COVID-19, there isn’t much difference between assisted living communities and nursing homes, in terms of the frail, older populations they care for and the need to prioritize assistance and resources, according to new research.
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The Food and Drug Administration’s full approval of the Pfizer–BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has done little to instill confidence in vaccine safety and effectiveness for unvaccinated caregivers, according to the results of a new survey.
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.
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.
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.
The developer and owners of eight senior living complexes in five states agreed last week to a $450,000 settlement over claims that they violated discrimination laws by failing to make their properties accessible for people with disabilities.
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.
Educating policymakers and consumers can help the senior living industry keep regulation at the state level and ensure that prospective residents and their families understand the benefits of senior living, Argentum President and CEO James Balda says.
A nonprofit continuing care retirement community in Chicago on Friday became the first senior living community to achieve The Joint Commission’s assisted living community accreditation.
Eight Lancaster, PA, senior living communities have banded together in announcing a COVID-19 staff vaccination requirement in the “best interest of everyone in our individual communities, as well as the broader Lancaster community and beyond.”
The former owner of a now-shuttered Richmond, VA, assisted living community pleaded guilty Wednesday to healthcare fraud after reportedly using more than $823,000 in federal and state benefits intended to pay for the care of residents for her own personal use.
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.
In the past year, the number of states with COVID-19 liability protections for senior living operators grew from 12 to 41. But attorneys are slowly chipping away at those protections through a series of lawsuits, leaving the industry vulnerable, according to legal experts.
A former employee of several Oregon senior living communities has pleaded guilty to six of the 21 counts against her of stealing money, jewelry and medications from residents. She was sentenced Thursday to two months in jail.
As House committees begin revealing their proposals to be included in the $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, senior living is reminding legislators not to forget older adults and their caregivers.
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.
Older adults in Indianapolis who no longer can remain in their own homes due to abuse now have a safe haven in a crisis.