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Business briefs for Wednesday, Dec. 2

PA governor vetoes bill giving senior living and care organizations limited liability protections … Americans’ feelings of financial security remains at pre-pandemic levels: survey … Older adults with dementia often miss bill payments 6 years before diagnosis: study … Nashville, TN, senior living community plans $75M expansion … CareTrust REIT extends $15M mezzanine loan to Next Healthcare for 9-property Virginia SNF acquisition … ESI arranges $9.6M sale of Pennsylvania skilled nursing facility

COVID-19 testing

Public health order requires PCR testing for COVID at assisted living communities

Assisted living communities and other long-term care facilities in Colorado will be required to use polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, tests for ongoing weekly surveillance testing of all staff members and residents who leave a facility, effective Nov. 20, according to an updated public health order issued by the state Department of Public Health and Environment.

Road to assisted living quality: review of staff efforts, metrics

Assisted living is recognized as one of the fastest-growing components of the long-term care industry, with an increasing proportion of residents having diagnoses of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, according to presenters at the Gerontological Society of America 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting Online. Little is known, however, about assisted living quality, due to a lack of measures, they said.

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