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Coronavirus / COVID-19

COVID caregivers, don’t forget to take care of yourselves

Results of a new survey bring potentially troubling news for those in senior living employees and the companies for which they work: Personal exposure to the coronavirus is linked with poor mental health. Fortunately, there are steps that front-line heroes and others can take to lessen the stress they might be feeling related to the pandemic, regardless of whether they have been exposed to the disease.

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NIC point-in-time survey shows COVID-19 cases, testing higher in settings where residents have greater care needs

Suspected and confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 are higher in senior living and care settings where resident care needs are greater, according to results of a small survey released Friday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. But, generally speaking, COVID-19 testing also is more prevalent in higher-need settings.

Business briefs for Monday, June 29

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis shows a rebound in health spending across all categories except nursing home care … Treasury to give Congress access to all PPP loan data … Ziegler closes $53M in financing for Pennsylvania nonprofit life plan community … Highridge Costa completes Hawaii affordable seniors housing tower … High Street Residential completes Chicago-area active adult community

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Assisted living operators need PPE and testing, should report COVID-19 data to federal government, House subcommittee hears

Congress should take “immediate steps” to get needed personal protective equipment to assisted living communities, nursing homes, home- and community-based settings and other places where older adults receive care, Dana Marie Kennedy, state director for AARP Arizona, told members of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on Thursday. She was a hearing witness speaking on behalf of the national AARP organization.

Open communication and education are pandemic essentials: investment adviser report

During the ongoing pandemic, increasing communication with residents, families and staff has taken on even more importance than in the past, according to commentary released this week by investment firm Tortoise Advisors. The firm spoke with management teams across the senior living sector to distill lessons learned from managing COVID-19 and how the virus may permanently affect operations in the future.

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