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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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Operators’ reopening strategies balance residents’ physical, mental health needs: ASHA brief

Senior living operators are using a balanced, data-driven approach to reopening communities during the COVID-19 pandemic by continuously assessing risk, mitigating transmission and monitoring progress while considering their unique markets and communities, according to a new special issue brief issued by the American Seniors Housing Association.

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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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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