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AHCA / NCAL, AMDA blast ‘short-sighted’ plans to discharge people with COVID-19 from hospitals to long-term care facilities

“The question all state officials must consider is whether the risk of introducing a virus with an estimated 30% or higher mortality rate into a nursing home or assisted living community outweighs the risk of hospitals being overcrowded,” the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living and AMDA – The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine said in a joint statement released Sunday.

Record prices paid for assisted living units, while SNFs top $93,000

Before the coronavirus pandemic took over the U.S. economy, the seniors housing and care market was as a roll, according to data released Monday from Norwalk, CT-based Irving Levin Associates. The average price per unit in assisted living increased to a record $248,400 in 2019, pushing it 12% higher than the previous high of $221,250 per unit in 2017. Skilled nursing bed prices reached $93,000 per bed last year — just the second time bed price values have reached that high.

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Quality, collaboration remain shared goals, battling associations say as they await decision on national senior living standards

Quality remains a shared priority for two groups of senior living associations involved in a dispute over whether Argentum should be permitted to develop national standards for the industry through the American National Standards Institute, the groups said Tuesday as they await the outcome of an ANSI hearing to decide the matter.

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