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AHCA / NCAL asks federal government to extend public health emergency, prioritize assisted living for COVID-19 vaccine

The federal government should extend the public health emergency declaration beyond July 26 and prioritize assisted living communities and nursing homes when a COVID-19 vaccination becomes available, American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living said Monday in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar.

Industry, lawmakers agree: Assisted living needs COVID-19 help

Now that Sens. Warren and Markey and Rep. Maloney realize what the industry has been saying to anyone who would listen for months now — that senior living operators need resources to battle COVID-19, too — it’s time for them to convince their colleagues in the Senate and House of their discovery and then put their (our, actually) money where their mouths are.

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‘Misleading’ report tied to federal bill with COVID-19-related requirements for assisted living, industry group says

Assisted living communities would be required to report confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 to federal, state and local health officials, as well as to residents and their families — and would have one day to do it — under legislation announced by two U.S. senators and one congresswoman. The report on which the bill is based, however, “falls short” and is “misleading,” according to one association representing operators.

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Assisted living operators need PPE and testing, should report COVID-19 data to federal government, House subcommittee hears

Congress should take “immediate steps” to get needed personal protective equipment to assisted living communities, nursing homes, home- and community-based settings and other places where older adults receive care, Dana Marie Kennedy, state director for AARP Arizona, told members of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on Thursday. She was a hearing witness speaking on behalf of the national AARP organization.

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