With older adults “living at ground zero of the pandemic,” LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan issued a “call to action” to prevent more loss of life.
Responding to a worsening pandemic, Argentum assembled a working group of clinical experts to address key COVID-related challenges to help guide its assisted living providers.
The COVID-19 pandemic’s entrance into the United States took direct aim at vulnerable older adults. And although it hasn’t let up, some senior living providers have had success in keeping residents safe through quick and decisive action.
As coronavirus cases continue to increase throughout the country, senior living communities and other long-term care settings, and organizations that represent them, are wrestling with the implications of “holiday leave” for residents eager to see loved ones and the toll another lockdown could have on older adults in their care.
Bend, OR-based Sunshine Retirement Living has announced partnerships with Uber Health and North American Van Lines that the companies say could offer reassurance to residents during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond.
Although recent federal budget changes for safety net programs hold some promise for the housing needs of low-income older adults, funding falls well short of what is needed, according to “The State of the Nation’s Housing 2020” report recently released by the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
Congress may pass another coronavirus relief bill before the end of the year, Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA) said Thursday at the American Seniors Housing Association’s Chairman’s Circle virtual event.
The coronavirus pandemic has taken a heavy toll on the assisted living industry, according to a new analysis of state and local data published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Employees are an organization’s most important resources, and Minnesota-based Presbyterian Homes & Services has found a process to identify up-and-coming talent and develop mid-level managers within its communities.
The senior living industry is in “jeopardy” as coronavirus cases spike throughout the country, and has an immediate need for “on-the-ground resources” for personal protective, testing and staffing, according to industry experts participating in an Argentum Capitol Hill briefing on Thursday.
Direct care workers have encountered many work-related challenges during the pandemic, but they say their employers have prepared them and communicated well about COVID, according to the results of a recent study.
Argentum on Wednesday asked members of the Senate Appropriations Committee for up to $5 billion to ensure adequate testing and personal protective equipment in assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities.
Several senior living companies were part of a roundtable that helped researchers identify five areas of change and developed person-centered practical solutions to address the unmet needs of people with dementia. The results of their work appear in the November issue of JAMDA, the journal of AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine.
Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., had some sobering words Tuesday for a senior living industry that has been battling the coronavirus pandemic for more than eight months now. “It’s bad now, but I think it’s going to look much worse,” he told those attending his keynote address at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting Virtual Experience.
The world might be in the midst of a global pandemic, but the silver lining is, it’s a good time to plan new communities, expansions and repositionings, according to development and marketing experts speaking Tuesday at the LeadingAge Annual Meeting Virtual Experience.
As COVID-19 cases spike across the country, states are taking varying approaches to help senior living providers deal with staffing shortages.
All employees working in West Virginia assisted living communities and nursing homes will be required to undergo twice weekly COVID-19 testing under a new state executive order.
The federal government will send more than 421,000 rapid-results antigen COVID-19 tests to assisted living communities this week, Admiral Brett P. Giroir, M.D., assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, announced Monday at a press conference.
A total of 156 senior living and care communities in 37 states are being recognized as “Caring Stars of 2021” by Caring.com, the review and referral website announced this morning. It’s the tenth anniversary of the list.
A New Mexico assisted living and memory care community has opened a COVID-19 unit to offer older adults a place to recover from the virus outside of a hospital setting.