Coronavirus / COVID-19 - McKnight's Senior Living

Coronavirus / COVID-19

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Signs of the times

Senior living operators are finding visible ways to recognize their employees for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more, and learn how to submit your photos.

Second thoughts: Some opting to remove parents from senior living communities

With most senior living and long-term care facilities restricting visitors and asking residents to stay in their rooms alone for most of the day, some families have decided that their older adult loved ones might be better off moving out of these settings and back into a family home during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to an article published Monday on CNN.com. Industry groups don’t agree.

Labor Department excludes senior living from COVID-19 relief bill’s paid leave requirement

The Department of Labor released updated questions and answers regarding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Saturday, and provided guidance categorizing senior living providers as “health care providers” under the act. The move means operators will be excluded from requirements that certain companies with fewer than 500 workers provide up to 12 days of paid leave for employees who need to care for children due to school closures.

Quality in action

In response to my blog last week, I heard from several readers who shared the creative actions their senior living communities are taking to keep residents healthy and active socially, physically and cognitively.

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