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Five Star, Diversified Healthcare adopt ‘slow and steady’ response to pandemic

Expense pressures on the senior living industry due to the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to persist in the near term, creating operational headwinds, but a slow and steady response to the crisis will benefit business in the long term, according to Five Star Senior Living and Diversified Healthcare Trust executives during third-quarter earnings calls on Thursday.

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Women of Distinction 2020: Katie Potter

Five Star Senior Living President and CEO Katherine “Katie” Potter shares when she knew eldercare was right for her, the best part of her day, the biggest surprise of her career and her advice to people entering the field.

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Diversified, Five Star: COVID-19 creating ‘extremely challenging operating environment’ for senior living

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased uncertainty and disruption in both the overall economy and the commercial real estate industry and has had a “profound” effect on business, resulting in an “extremely challenging operating environment,” Diversified Healthcare Trust and Five Star Senior Living executives said Thursday on second-quarter earnings calls.

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‘Misleading’ report tied to federal bill with COVID-19-related requirements for assisted living, industry group says

Assisted living communities would be required to report confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 to federal, state and local health officials, as well as to residents and their families — and would have one day to do it — under legislation announced by two U.S. senators and one congresswoman. The report on which the bill is based, however, “falls short” and is “misleading,” according to one association representing operators.

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