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McKnight’s 40 for 40: David Schless

The American Seniors Housing Association traces its roots back to the early days of the senior living industry, beginning in 1991 under the auspices of the National Multifamily Housing Council. In 2000, as the senior living industry continued to grow, the group became a separate, independent association. David Schless, ASHA’s president, has led the organization every step of the way.

Assisted living: Not so hidden anymore

Scott Tittle used to say that assisted living was hiding in plain sight, but “the reality is, more people have begun to actually see us amidst COVID,” the National Center for Assisted Living executive director said. That visibility can be both good and bad.

Despite record-setting occupancy drop, pandemic could offer ‘silver lining’ for senior living, NIC says

Independent living and assisted living communities saw their largest occupancy drops on record in the third quarter of 2020, according to data released Thursday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. NIC Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace described the declines as “steep” and “significant” and said they reflected “the apparent impact of the coronavirus.” She noted, however, that the pandemic may contain a “silver lining” for the industry.

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$100 billion should be added to Provider Relief Fund for coronavirus-related needs, industry groups say

Congress should pass another COVID-19 funding package, adding $100 billion to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Provider Relief Fund, maintain the American Health Care Association / National Center for Assisted Living and LeadingAge. LeadingAge also has sent a letter to Chris Wallace, who is moderating Tuesday’s presidential debate, suggesting three questions for the candidates.

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