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People in the news, Sept. 15

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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.

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Senior living needs COVID-19 tests, too, Argentum tells HHS as Ohio issues mandate

Nursing homes aren’t the only long-term care settings that need testing capabilities amid the coronavirus pandemic, Argentum President and CEO James Balda said a day after HHS announced it would be sending tests that can rapidly diagnose COVID-19 to nursing homes. The HHS announcement came on the same day that Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced an impending order requiring all assisted living communities in the state to conduct baseline saliva testing for COVID-19 in residents and staff members.

McKnight’s 40 for 40: James Balda

With a background including leadership roles at the National Restaurant Association and America’s Health Insurance Plans, James Balda may not have been the most obvious choice to lead an association representing operators of independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement communities. But when he became president and CEO of Argentum, then known as the Assisted Living Federation of America, in early 2015, he brought with him “fresh eyes.”

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Long-term care groups, 490 others, call for enactment of COVID-related legal protections ‘as soon as possible’

Proposed legislation that would protect healthcare providers from COVID-19-related lawsuits “is critically needed and should be enacted as soon as possible,” 495 organizations, including several associations representing senior living and other long-term care providers, wrote in a letter to all members of Congress.

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