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Kaiser Family Foundation COVID-19 vaccine rollout panel

Senior living faces ongoing challenges with COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Although some sectors of long-term care are making progress on vaccinating residents, there are ongoing challenges to reach residents of assisted living and other residential care communities, as well as their staff members, according to a panel of experts discussing early lessons from the COVID-19 vaccine rollout at a Thursday webinar held by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

4 lessons for senior living from 2020

Five senior living industry leaders recently took the time to share with me — for you — their insights into the biggest challenges that faced owners and operators in 2020 and the challenges they will face in 2021. I’ve gleaned four lessons for the senior living industry for this year.

Vaccine advice from your peers

Many are viewing the vaccine as a gift of sorts, a solution to end the months of extra safety precautions and social isolation that everyone has endured. But if you have staff members or residents who remain leery, your fellow operators have some suggestions to alleviate their concerns.

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Extend COVID-19 public emergency declaration, provider group urges HHS

The federal public health emergency declared due to COVID-19, which is set to expire Jan. 23, should be extended until five criteria are met, American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Parkinson said in a Dec. 28 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar.

Business briefs for Monday, Dec. 21

Walgreens, CVS begin mass vaccinations at long-term care facilities today … Only 14% of nursing homes plan to mandate COVID-19 vaccine for staff: McKnight’s survey … Nursing home spending down 9.8% this year, far more than hospitals, home health … Ensign Group increases quarterly dividend to 5.25 cents per share … CareTrust declares fourth-quarter dividend of 25 cents per share … AHCA/NCAL launch campaign to encourage LTC residents and staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19

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