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Fund all costs for COVID-19 testing of senior living staff, LeadingAge CEO asks leaders in Congress

Congress should fund the cost of COVID-19 testing for all staff members, including repeat testing, in assisted living communities, life plan communities and affordable seniors housing communities and other congregate settings where it is required, such as nursing homes, LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan said in a letter to Republican and Democrat leaders in the Senate and House.

30 percent of senior living members still report PPE challenges, Argentum, ASHA say

Almost one-third (30%) of senior living companies that are members of Argentum or the American Seniors Housing Association still face challenges in securing adequate personal protective equipment in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the organizations told the Senate Special Committee on Aging in a statement submitted for the record of the committee’s May 21 hearing, titled “Caring for Seniors Amid the COVID-19 Crisis.” AHCA / NCAL also submitted comments.

More COVID-19 testing needed for assisted living and skilled nursing, groups say as CMS issues guidance for reopening

Two associations representing long-term care providers on Monday called for more funding for COVID-19 testing for assisted living communities as well as skilled nursing facilities after the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced a plan for the relaxing of the restrictions put in place in the nation’s nursing homes due to the pandemic.

Long-term care struggles for COVID-19 resources speak to deeper societal issue, leaders say

Assisted living communities’ and nursing homes’ difficulty in securing personal protective equipment and testing to prevent or contain the spread of COVID-19, despite the fact that older adults are at higher risk for serious complications related to the disease, speaks to a deeper societal issue in the United States, leaders of national and state industry associations said Thursday.

Affordable senior housing operators may be penalized due to confusion over Paycheck Protection Act program eligibility

Confusion over whether not-for-profit affordable seniors housing providers are eligible for loans through the federal Paycheck Protection Program has providers in danger of either being penalized if they accepted funds inappropriately or of missing out on funds if they don’t apply because they believe they aren’t eligible. Today is the deadline for all PPP borrowers to return funds without penalty if they received funds for which they are not eligible.

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