A provider organization in Texas is educating residents, families and the general public about the relative safety of senior living communities and nursing homes during the COVID-19 pandemic after a public official recommended people move their loved ones out of such settings.
New guidance released Monday by the Alzheimer’s Association in collaboration with 34 long-term care industry associations and operators is designed to help ensure the delivery of high-quality care for people living with dementia in long-term care and community-based settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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“The question all state officials must consider is whether the risk of introducing a virus with an estimated 30% or higher mortality rate into a nursing home or assisted living community outweighs the risk of hospitals being overcrowded,” the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living and AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine said in a joint statement released Sunday.
President Trump on Sunday extended the voluntary national shutdown related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) until April 30. The move followed his signing of the the $2.2 trillion “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or “CARES Act,” into law on Friday. Read other COVID-19-related updates here, too.
Senior living residents and their family members have a better perception of the quality of care that operators are providing during the COVID-19 pandemic than do those who aren’t connected to senior living, according to a new survey.
The coronavirus situation is changing rapidly, but National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace recently spent some quality social distancing time on the telephone with McKnight’s Senior Living to share her insights on where things stand and where they might be headed.
It is now a crime to hoard or price-gouge personal protective equipment, drugs and certain other health and medical resources that are scarce or threatened and needed to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Thursday, while the CEO of a large senior living company lamented that hospitals seem to be getting PPE at the expense of senior living.
As the House of Representatives prepared Thursday to vote on the $2 trillion “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act” or “CARES Act” this morning, Johns Hopkins University ranked the U.S. in the unenviable position of No. 1 country in the world for confirmed cases of COVID-19, at 83,507 cases compared with China’s 81,782 and Italy’s 80,589.
Senior living industry advocates said Wednesday they were pleased that their calls and letters had an impact on the $2 trillion stimulus package passed in the Senate. The legislation includes many of the priorities the senior living industry had been advocating for.
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.
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.
The average price per unit in assisted living increased to a record $248,400 in 2019, which was 12% higher than the previous high of $221,250 per unit in 2017, according to a new report.
LeadingAge has sent a second letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force, asking the White House and Department of Housing and Urban Development to issue guidance and offer regulatory relief for the thousands of HUD-assisted communities primarily serving older adults. The CDC, CMS and the Department of Justice also announced developments over the weekend.