Assisted Living Providers Confused, Concerned About Retaining Federal Relief Funds

Assisted living providers are concerned about their ability to retain federal relief funds due to changes in reporting requirements, and industry associations are urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address the situation. Argentum and the American Seniors Housing Association on Monday sent a joint letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar regarding […]

Federal Assisted Living Regulation May Now Be Inevitable, Could Bring Industry Benefits

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the integration of senior living communities within the broader U.S. health care system, which has opened new business opportunities but also increases the likelihood of federal regulations for assisted living. “I think it’s inevitable that we’re going to start to see a regulatory framework at the federal level,” Anne Tumlinson, […]

HHS Working to Resolve Delays in Relief Fund Distribution to Assisted Living

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working through issues that are delaying the distribution of government relief funds to some assisted living providers, according to the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA). In September, HHS announced that private-pay assisted living providers would be able to tap into Provider Relief Funds, receiving up to […]

HHS Opens More Relief Funding for Assisted Living Providers

Assisted living providers will have an opportunity to receive additional federal funds to help offset the financial impacts of Covid-19. The Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) on Thursday announced the next phase of funding from the Provider Relief Fund. The funding includes $20 billion in aid for providers on the front lines of […]

Assisted Living Communities With These Characteristics Tend to Have More Covid-19 Cases

Assisted living communities tend to have more Covid-19 cases if they serve older residents, people with certain diagnoses, or a larger proportion of people from minority demographic groups. These are among the findings from researchers out of the University of Rochester, who analyzed seven states’ publicly available data on Covid-19 infections in assisted living. The […]

What Senior Living Providers Need to Know About New Eviction Moratorium in California

Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation extending protections for renters from evictions due to financial hardship stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic through January 31, 2021. It may be too early to determine what the law means for residents of senior housing communities across the Golden State, but communities and residents in private-pay senior […]

Feds Formally Announce Financial Covid-19 Support for Private-Pay Assisted Living

Private-pay assisted living providers now have the ability to apply for funding under the Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution allocation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Tuesday. The announcement comes about two weeks after the federal agency told the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) during a call that relief […]

Why Covid-19 Could Be A Watershed Moment for Enhanced Assisted Living

In response to Covid-19, some assisted living providers around the United States are reevaluating their health care offerings and taking steps to increase their clinical capabilities. As the senior living value proposition shifts toward health care, regulations may need to change to keep up. Massachusetts is a prime case in point. There, Covid-19 created a […]