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Occupancy numbers hit historic lows: NIC

As the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in the second quarter, units in the senior living sector emptied out as never before. Occupancy levels declined by 2.8% to 84.9%, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. Both tallies were the worst ever recorded by NIC, which has been tracking such numbers for the past 14 years.

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Assisted living ‘ignored’ in COVID-19 discussions, expert tells Senate Aging Committee

Although assisted living communities are home to residents who “are completely just as vulnerable” as nursing home residents to COVID-19, “we sort of tend to ignore them in these situations” because the communities are licensed by states instead of the federal government and don’t receive much funding from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, one expert witness told the Senate Special Committee on Aging on Thursday.

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