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Voters disapprove of lack of COVID-19 federal relief for senior living: survey

Voters are unhappy that senior living communities have not received adequate federal relief funding for their COVID-19-related expenses, according to the findings of a new Argentum national survey. Results come on the heels of the federal government’s announcement Wednesday of an additional $5 billion dedicated to nursing homes to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Senior living needs ‘substantial and immediate financial relief’ from COVID-19, leaders tell federal government

Senior living operators require “substantial and immediate financial relief” from expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the leaders of four major associations representing operators of independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities tell President Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), with other House and Senate leaders copied, in new letters.

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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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