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Florida launches generator status dashboard to show status of on-site generators in assisted living … California assisted living operator pays $159K in back pay over labor law violations … Pennsylvania to lift most pandemic restrictions by Memorial Day; facilities to continue COVID-19 testing, reporting … Ohio will lift remaining coronavirus public health orders June 2, but not in assisted living; state also to give prizes of $1M and college scholarships to vaccinated … Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research calls on Massachusetts to improve COVID-19 reporting in eldercare facilities

Treasury Department building

Senior living making case for piece of latest $350B federal pandemic relief pie

Senior living is looking for a piece of the latest $350 billion pandemic relief pie that was announced Monday for state and local governments. The U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the launch of the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds. The plan permits state and local governments to distribute relief funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and extend “support for industries hardest hit by the crisis.”

Slide from AMDA presentation on benefits of a medical director in assisted living facilities

Pandemic highlights need for medical directors in assisted living communities: panel

Should assisted living communities have medical directors? The growing medical complexity of assisted living residents, combined with an increased need for infection control expertise made evident during the pandemic, have elevated discussions, two speakers said Thursday during AMDA–The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine’s PALTC21 Virtual Annual Conference.

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