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Mark Parkinson speaking

Industry pursues two avenues for coronavirus relief as long-term care observes ‘most difficult year’

American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living President and CEO Mark Parkinson said the organizations are pursuing two avenues for coronavirus relief for operators since the $1.9 trillion package expected to land on President Biden’s desk by the end of the week does not contain any funding directly for healthcare providers, more specifically for long-term care.

Healthcare professional in protective gloves & workwear holding & organising a tray of COVID-19 vaccine vials. The professional is carrying out researches on COVID-19 vaccine in laboratory.

Sunshine State’s home healthcare workers finding it difficult to get vaccinated

Florida’s home healthcare workers are among the frontline workers covered under Gov. Ron DeSantis’ (R) executive order granting access to the COVID-19 vaccine. However, only a few have had success getting access to vaccination appointments, Kyle Simon, director of government affairs and communications for the Home Care Association of Florida, told a local news outlet.

older woman about to get a shot from a healthcare worker

Seniors continue to struggle with vaccine access, some news reports indicate

Washington joins a growing number of states where seniors are expressing frustration over not being able to schedule vaccine appointments. As a result, pop-up clinics and mobile vaccine units in underserved communities and new appointment systems are being introduced as a means of getting more seniors in the state vaccinated, a local news outlet reported.

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