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Lois A. Bowers

1.5 million reasons not to ‘rob’ senior living to pay for roads, bridges and sewer pipes

Senior living and care leaders turned up the pressure on members of Congress on Friday, pointing out the dangers associated with a rumored plan to take $24 billion away from the Provider Relief Fund — meant to help operators with COVID-19-related costs — and repurpose those dollars to help pay for a bipartisan $953 billion infrastructure bill.

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Reporting COVID vaccination data to CMS would be ‘burdensome,’ ‘redundant’ for assisted living, leaders say

Requiring assisted living providers to report weekly COVID-19 vaccination data to the federal government would add administrative and cost burdens to operators already challenged by the pandemic and even could stop some operators from continuing to provide services to Medicaid beneficiaries, according to representatives of several national associations providing comments to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

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$104 million funding increase will help assisted living providers pay workers more

A $104 million funding increase in Wisconsin will enable some assisted living providers to boost compensation for workers during a time when both employers and employees are feeling squeezed by the coronavirus pandemic and a trend of increasing wages in the general labor market, according to Wisconsin Assisted Living Association President and CEO Michael Pochowski.

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3 ways tech use during pandemic will change long-term care forever

With major vaccination programs completed and visitation restrictions easing, life at long-term care facilities across the country is inching toward looking more like its pre-pandemic self. But even when COVID-19 is not a daily threat anymore, its effects will linger — in a positive way — through the use of technology that will change the industry forever.

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