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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.

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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Senior living braces for changes in 2020 as top challenges remain

As 2020 begins, the senior living industry is preparing for the changing needs and wants of current and future residents as workforce and occupancy issues continue to challenge operators, according to leaders of several organizations serving providers, who shared their thoughts with McKnight’s Senior Living.

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