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Senior living operators wrestle with ‘holiday leave’ guidelines amid pandemic

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.
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Pandemic causes ‘economic disruption’ for low-income, older-adult households: study

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.
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Providers identify 5 key areas for person-centered care of residents with dementia

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.
Scott Gottlieb

‘We’re entering a very difficult period,’ former FDA commissioner says of pandemic

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.
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