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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.

Life plan communities under pressure amidst coronavirus: Fitch Ratings

Although sector-wide rating changes are not expected in the near term, the increased operating costs and shifts in census associated with the COVID-19 outbreak may have negative effects on lower-rated life plan communities, according to an analysis by Fitch Ratings. Higher-rated life plan communities have more cushion to absorb these operating challenges without meaningfully affecting their credit profiles, Fitch said.

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