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30 percent of senior living members still report PPE challenges, Argentum, ASHA say

Almost one-third (30%) of senior living companies that are members of Argentum or the American Seniors Housing Association still face challenges in securing adequate personal protective equipment in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the organizations told the Senate Special Committee on Aging in a statement submitted for the record of the committee’s May 21 hearing, titled “Caring for Seniors Amid the COVID-19 Crisis.” AHCA / NCAL also submitted comments.

Industry efforts to lure back workers see mixed results

More than 36 million Americans have filed initial claims to collect unemployment insurance in the eight weeks ending May 9, according to the Department of Labor. To attract workers from other sectors displaced by the pandemic, Argentum and the American Seniors Housing Association last month launched a new resource powered by Arena, entitled Senior Living FastMatch.


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People in the news, May 19

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Industry repeats call for resources as Congress members ask for assisted living COVID-19 case details

Industry associations are supporting the transparency requested by three members of Congress who have asked 11 assisted living companies to detail their case counts and strategies related to COVID-19 — including use of personal protective equipment and testing, but the associations also continue to call on the federal government to prioritize assisted living operators for PPE and other resources to battle the disease.

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COVID-19 fight in long-term care not limited to nursing homes or for-profits, LeadingAge tells federal officials

LeadingAge is urging the federal government to ensure that all aging services providers — not just nursing homes, and not just for-profit providers — receive “meaningful” amounts of personal protective equipment, “effective and efficient” testing, and a “comprehensive approach to supporting older adults and the workers who care for them” as providers fight to prevent or contain the spread of COVID-19.

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