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COVID-19 pushed SNF occupancy to lowest levels since 2012 in March: NIC

Skilled nursing occupancy numbers suffered their biggest hit since 2012 in March, as the initial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic began to set in. According to monthly data released Monday from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, SNFs suffered a 132-basis point decline from the prior month and a 53-basis point decline from year-end 2019, declining to an occupancy rate of 83.4% in March.

It’s time to re-think nursing home ownership, say senior care experts

In early April, the non-profit San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living’s skilled nursing facility began accepting COVID-positive patients discharged from hospitals, under a directive from the state of California. Since then, none of its prior residents have been infected, nor have any of its staff taking care of the new COVID-positive patients, according to Daniel Ruth, the continuing care retirement community’s president and CEO.

White House announcements do nothing to help non-nursing home settings, LeadingAge says; AARP opposes litigation immunity for providers

The White House’s recommendation that all states test nursing home residents and staff members for the novel coronavirus over the next two weeks, and President Trump’s comment that “we have prevailed” on COVID-19 testing — both made Monday — leaves unanswered the question, “What help does this provide to millions of vulnerable adults cared for in non-nursing home settings?” LeadingAge President and CEO Katie Smith Sloan said. Meanwhile, the AARP on Monday sent a letter to members of the Senate Judiciary Committee asking them to reject proposals to grant immunity from COVID-19-related lawsuits to assisted living, skilled nursing and other long-term care providers.

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