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Coronavirus / COVID-19

Despite COVID-19, California senior living operator still on track to open five new communities

As the COVID-19 pandemic began to affect the country, Oakmont Senior Living recognized that many seniors not living in a supportive environment might be struggling with access to everyday essentials like food, medication, healthcare, transportation and rehabilitation. To help address this, Oakmont worked to implement safety protocols that would allow the operator to continue to move in residents who had an immediate need for services, according to Crystal Robinson, chief marketing officer at Oakmont Management Group.

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Memory care community disputes health officials’ claim that COVID-19 outbreak is tied to birthday party

An Illinois memory care community is defending itself after local and state public health officials linked its COVID-19 outbreak to four recent cases in a nearby county after a resident attended a birthday party off site. Community representatives, however, said that appropriate measures were taken before and after the resident’s outing.

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Looking for provider relief funds? These tips can help

Earlier this month, the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it would distribute approximately $15 billion in grants to eligible state Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program providers, including assisted living operators. Payments from the distribution will be determined using data that eligible providers enter into an enhanced Provider Relief Fund portal.

Healthcare REITs fell by more than 4% last week

Several sectors on the front lines of the pandemic recorded significant declines last week, including lodging and resorts, healthcare and retail, according to Nareit Economist Calvin Schnure. Others rose, though, including timber, data centers and infrastructure real estate investment trusts.

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