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Affordable senior housing needs COVID-19 guidance, relief, LeadingAge says; CMS, DOJ announce news

LeadingAge has sent a second letter to the White House Coronavirus Task Force, asking the White House and Department of Housing and Urban Development to issue guidance and offer regulatory relief for the thousands of HUD-assisted communities primarily serving older adults. The CDC, CMS and the Department of Justice also announced developments over the weekend.

Senior housing and care facilities could help employ today’s out-of-work restaurant, hotel and retail workers

As COVID-19 spreads, keeping a full staff will be one of the most pressing issues skilled nursing and senior living facilities will face, experts say. That’s because caregivers who come in contact with infected patients are ordered to self-quarantine and are taken off the job, restricting the labor pool even as demand for care grows.

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Connected Living app adds coronavirus information

Connected Living is updating its free public app to provide real-time updates about coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) to senior living staff members, residents and families. It will include information from Argentum, LeadingAge and other sources.

Don’t forget older adults outside of nursing homes, coronavirus policymakers told

LeadingAge on Wednesday urged federal policymakers “to address the needs of older adults living in other congregate and community-based settings” in addition to the needs of nursing home residents when making plans to fight the coronavirus known as COVID-19. The statement came as the U.S. death toll from the virus rose to 11 and Congress agreed to a $7.8 billion funding package to fight COVID-19.

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More news for Thursday, Feb. 27

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