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CDC: Senior living COVID-19 guidance remains unchanged; ‘We’re not there yet’

“We’re not there yet.” That’s the message from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to operators of independent living, assisted living, continuing care retirement and affordable senior housing communities, as well as adult day centers. During a virtual session Monday about challenges and strategies for managing COVID-19, the agency said that its guidance is not yet changing for those types of providers.

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More news for Tuesday, April 13

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says challenge to COVID-19 executive orders too vague, could affect assisted living visitation if upheld … Vaccine hesitancy leads to spike in staff COVID-19 cases in Florida assisted living communities … More federal oversight of assisted living needed, comedian John Oliver says in ‘Last Week Tonight’ segment … Sun City, AZ, The Villages in Florida, New York among top cities where retirees move: AdvisorSmith study … Brookdale Senior Living completes COVID vaccination clinics; acceptance rate exceeds 92% among residents

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More news for Thursday, March 25

Michigan Supreme Court to hear arguments related to death of independent living resident who wandered into cold … Acts Retirement–Life Communities partners with Wilmington University for employee education opportunities … Assisted living resident with dementia won’t face charges after leading sheriff’s deputies on slow-speed chase in stolen truck … Florida lifts long-term care visitation restrictions; masking, infection control still required … Texas following federal guidelines on long-term care visitation and essential caregivers

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Brookdale faces SNF lawsuit from coalition including Biden’s pick for HHS secretary

A lawsuit filed Monday accuses Brookdale Senior Living of lying to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to inflate the star ratings awarded to some of its skilled nursing facilities. The legal action, brought by a coalition including California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who is President Biden’s nominee for secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, also claims that Brookdale “ignored laws that protect patients’ safety when they are discharged from a facility.”

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Ventas, Welltower CEOs ‘cautiously optimistic’ about senior housing recovery timeline; Brookdale occupancy falls again

With COVID-19 cases down to just two per day in recent weeks within a portfolio serving 40,000 residents, and a 100% resident vaccination rate expected by the end of the month, Ventas Chairman and CEO Debra Cafaro said Tuesday that she’s feeling “cautiously optimistic” that the firm’s operators will see improvements in occupancy even earlier than predicted on its fourth-quarter and year-end 2020 earnings call three weeks ago.

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HHS: Medicare overpaid Brookdale $3.3M for improperly billed claims for home health provided to assisted living residents, others

The Medicare program made approximately $3.3 million in overpayments to Brookdale Home Health for claims that were incorrectly billed for home health services provided to assisted living residents and others, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General said Monday in releasing the findings of a compliance audit.

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