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Frontline workers must be priority for COVID-19 resources, groups say; Juniper to test all residents, staff

The safety and well-being of frontline workers in senior living and skilled nursing must be prioritized in order to ensure that older adults receive the care they need and that the spread of COVID-19 is minimized, leaders of professional organizations serving the industry said in a unified message released Thursday. Meanwhile, also on Thursday, Bloomfield, NJ-based Juniper Communities said it had begun testing all residents and employees for COVID-19 at the communities it owns.

Second thoughts: Some opting to remove parents from senior living communities

With most senior living and long-term care facilities restricting visitors and asking residents to stay in their rooms alone for most of the day, some families have decided that their older adult loved ones might be better off moving out of these settings and back into a family home during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article published Monday on CNN.com. Industry groups don’t agree.

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AHCA / NCAL, AMDA blast ‘short-sighted’ plans to discharge people with COVID-19 from hospitals to long-term care facilities

“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.

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House prepares to vote on $2 trillion stimulus bill as US ranks No. 1 in world for COVID-19 cases

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.

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