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More news for Monday, April 19

COVID-19 outbreaks rise in assisted living in Colorado despite vaccinations … Massachusetts LTC COVID deaths drop after state adopts federal counting standards … Massachusetts updated guidance allows LTC pharmacies to request vaccines for residents, staff … Former senior living employees get probation for stealing, reselling prescriptions … Bill requiring next-of-kin notification upon death certificate amendment passes in Texas House as response to deaths of 20-plus independent living residents allegedly committed by Billy Chemirmir … Assisted living community, owners, operators named in wrongful death suit for resident death after attack
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Kansas is latest state to adopt COVID liability protections for senior living operators

Kansas is the latest state to adopt COVID-19 immunity protections for assisted living operators. House Bill 2126, signed into law last week by Gov. Laura Kelly, provides immunity from civil liability for COVID-19 claims for adult care homes, including assisted living communities, that were in “substantial compliance with public health directives” during a public health emergency.
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More news for Tuesday, April 13

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says challenge to COVID-19 executive orders too vague, could affect assisted living visitation if upheld … Vaccine hesitancy leads to spike in staff COVID-19 cases in Florida assisted living communities … More federal oversight of assisted living needed, comedian John Oliver says in ‘Last Week Tonight’ segment … Sun City, AZ, The Villages in Florida, New York among top cities where retirees move: AdvisorSmith study … Brookdale Senior Living completes COVID vaccination clinics; acceptance rate exceeds 92% among residents
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More news for Monday, April 12

American House Senior Living Communities to mandate COVID-19 vaccination for staff effective Aug. 1 … Wisconsin Republican stimulus spending plan includes $150 million for assisted living communities and nursing homes … Assisted living resident charged with assault after allegedly attacking 2 employees who tried to stop him from leaving
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Criminal recoveries for Medicaid fraud in assisted living top $1 million again due to case discovered after murder

Fallout from a Medicaid fraud case discovered because of a murder at an assisted living community had an outsized effect on fraud-related criminal monetary recoveries by state Medicaid Fraud Control Units for the second consecutive year, suggests the latest annual report released by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General.
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More news for Tuesday, April 6

Atlanta-based The Arbor Company requires employees to receive COVID-19 vaccine by June 30 … West Virginia’s vaccination maintenance plan offers vaccine to family and caregivers of assisted living residents and staff members … COVID-19 vaccines spur renewed interest in senior living … Arizona relaxes long-term care visitation and off-site visit rules
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More news for Monday, April 5

West Virginia considers bill requiring visitation at assisted living communities even during global health crisis … Criminal investigation into assisted living fire that killed resident, firefighter expected to take weeks … Maintenance worker sues senior housing management firm for overtime pay under Fair Labor Standards Act … Miami, Los Angeles, Tampa top Orkin Top 50 Termite Cities List
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More news for Friday, April 2

Worker pleads guilty to embezzling a quarter-million dollars from Indiana senior living community by impersonating CFO … Ohio Legislature considers bill allowing assisted living residents to put security cameras in rooms … Assisted living visitors in Ohio cannot be required to produce negative COVID-19 tests … Minnesota updates guidance for assisted living dining and activities … Christian Health Center of New Jersey will receive just more than $1M in FEMA grant dollars as reimbursement for testing, PPE
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