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AHCA/NCAL slide on COVID-19 research

Parkinson on pandemic: IT investment key

COVID-19 is the biggest crisis to hit the long-term care industry in its history, but the question now is how to ensure that providers are prepared should something like it happen again, Mark Parkinson, president and CEO of the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living said while opening LeadingAge’s 15th Annual Collaborative Care HIT Summit. The meeting went virtual this year due to the pandemic.

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More news for Wednesday, Sept. 9

Paying direct care workers a living wage would reduce turnover, increase productivity by at least $5.5 billion: LeadingAge report … Long-term care must be a priority in next stimulus bill, AHCA/NCAL says … Virginia General Assembly passes legislation extending civil immunity to assisted living communities during pandemic … HHS Office of Inspector General finds CMS should assist states in participating in National Background Check Program for long-term care providers

Workers, residents should be prioritized for COVID-19 vaccine, senior living industry representatives say

The first available vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 should go to frontline healthcare workers — including those who work in assisted living communities — and first responders, according to draft recommendations from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. But application of the recommendations to older adults in long-term care settings — specifically, senior housing — is unclear, according to industry representatives.

McKnight’s 40 for 40: Clifton J. Porter II

Clifton J. “Clif” Porter II doesn’t mind comparisons to Jackie Robinson, the great baseball pioneer. Porter doesn’t open with such comparisons or bank on them himself, but he’s not going to chase away anyone implying that he’s a highly valued performer doing groundbreaking work that cannot be confined by racial parameters.

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More news for Thursday, Aug. 27

Long-term care pharmacies via for key role in COVID vaccine distribution … Report: Pandemic-related fiscal woes to continue for senior living … Pennsylvania expects to complete mandatory COVID-19 testing of assisted living residents and staff by next week … CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 application deadline tomorrow; AHCA/NCAL has tip sheet

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