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Senior living and care industry leaders speak out against racial inequity in COVID-19 pandemic, society

Senior living and care industry representatives are speaking out against racial inequity in response to rising protests across the country following the death of George Floyd and data on COVID-19 cases in long-term care disproportionately affecting minority residents.
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Varied assisted living infection control policies could cause confusion during epidemics and pandemics: study

Although most states have infection control policies and procedures for residential care and assisted living communities, they vary in detail and requirements and could cause confusion during epidemics / pandemics, according to a new study in JAMDA – The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.

Brookdale expects COVID-19 expenses to reach $50 million for quarter, CEO says

When it comes to COVID-19, Brookdale President and CEO Lucinda “Cindy” Baier said, shareholders and potential investors typically want to hear about four areas: protocols and progress on COVID-19 testing of residents and associates, the sales cycle and the curve on move-ins and move-outs, costs related to COVID-19, and government relief.

CDC updates COVID-19 reporting, infection control guidance for assisted living communities

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to assisted living communities on Friday, providing recommendations on infection reporting, visitor restrictions and group activities.The guidance came on the same day eight U.S. senators wrote to the CDC and CMS chiefs calling for CDC guidance on reopening long-term care facilities to visitors.
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Fund all costs for COVID-19 testing of senior living staff, LeadingAge CEO asks leaders in Congress

Congress should fund the cost of COVID-19 testing for all staff members, including repeat testing, in assisted living communities, life plan communities and affordable seniors housing communities and other congregate settings where it is required, such as nursing homes, LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan said in a letter to Republican and Democrat leaders in the Senate and House.
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