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Senior housing renovation projects stall amid pandemic, but campus developments, additions continue: report

Senior living renovation projects have stalled, but work related to most new developments and additions to existing campuses continues amid COVID-19, Larry Graeve, Chris Harrison and Amy Burk of The Weitz Company write in a new issue brief for the American Seniors Housing Association. Some projects have been broken down into several smaller phases in response to the pandemic, however.

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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Assisted living could be next in line for COVID relief funds

Senior living providers are expected to have access soon to funding from the federal government to help them with their COVID-19-related expenses, according to the American Seniors Housing Association. Although a total dollar allocation for industry providers has not been disclosed, it is thought that the formula will be similar to HHS funding distributions to other types of healthcare organizations: 2% of 2019 gross revenues.

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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