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    (Kaiser Health News)Where do we want to live in the years ahead? Older adults are asking this question anew in light of the ongoing toll of the coronavirus pandemic — disrupted lives, social isolation, mounting deaths. Many are changing their minds.Some people who planned to move to senior housing are now choosing to live independently rather than communally. Others wonder whether transferring to a setting where they can get more assistance might be the right call.These decisions, hard enough during ordinary times, are now fraught with uncertainty as the economy falters and Covid-19 deaths climb, including tens of thousands in nursing homes and assisted living centers. WHO chief says our lack of concern for seniors shows moral bankruptcyTeresa Ignacio Gonzalvo...
    PHOTO VIA ADOBE IMAGESFlorida, which embarked on an aggressive strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19 in nursing homes and assisted living facilities, is stepping back from some efforts that Gov. Ron DeSantis has touted as keeping down the number of deaths and serious illnesses among seniors. In recent days, the DeSantis administration has announced it is eliminating state-supported every-other-week testing of workers in long-term care facilities and that it is shuttering 23 COVID-19 nursing facilities dedicated to residents who are battling the virus and cannot be properly isolated in facilities where they normally live. The argument is that the policies are no longer necessary, even as nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other congregate living centers reopen their doors...
    By MARINA VILLENEUVE, Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is now allowing visitors to see loved ones at assisted living homes that are COVID-free for 14 days, up from 28 days under previous guidance. Family members and friends of residents at the state's nursing homes and assisted living homes have been urging the state for months to ease its March 13 ban on most visits. The state's guidance has allowed visits for medically necessary or end-of life services. New York announced July 10 that it would begin allowing restricted visits at nursing homes and assisted living facilities that haven't had a COVID-19 case among residents or staffers for 28 days. Visits are limited to outdoor areas with weather...
    A FORMER assisted living center employee faces corpse abuse charges after she was caught on video prodding a woman's dead body and smiling over her corpse. Ashley Mishay Williams turned herself into police on Thursday in Alabama and has been charged with the class C felony offense. 1Ashley Mishay Williams, 23, was allegedly caught on video poking and opening the eyes of a dead woman while working at a senior care center in AlabamaCredit: Daphne Police Dept Disturbing footage circulated on social media that appeared to show the 23-year-old employee poking and touching the body as well as opening the eyes of the dead woman, according to WALA. Williams allegedly looked directly into the camera and smiled over the woman's...
    The Star Tribune’s Chris Serres reports: “Across Minnesota, a spike in coronavirus cases has dashed hopes among many families that they would be able to see and hug their loved ones after months of separation. Some of the state’s largest nursing homes and assisted-living communities have yet to open their doors to visits by family members and outside caregivers, despite new state guidelines allowing such visits. Other facilities have moved to curb outdoor visits, which began in June, because of a recent surge of coronavirus cases. The visitor restrictions are now entering their sixth month, and many residents and their relatives are reaching the breaking point.” NPR’s Rachel Treisman reports: “Kenosha County lifted its nightly emergency curfew on Wednesday, more...
    CROWLEY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Families with loved ones at Anchor Way Senior Care in Crowley were able to see them face to face for the first time since March, but it didn’t happen without some creativity. “To stand in for these families, has meant so much to me,” said Shelita Woods, owner of Anchor Way Senior Care. Since the facility hasn’t had a single COVID-19 case, Woods said she wanted to find a unique way to reunite families with their loved ones, while still keeping them safe. “The state told us we can only do Plexiglass and I’m like ‘what does that look like?’” she said. So she and her team built a 6-foot, three-sided Plexiglass box for her senior...
    (CBS Local)– On Wednesday, BET premieres a new show called “Tyler Perry’s Assisted Living,” starring David and Tamela Mann and Courtney Nichole. The sitcom from the Hollywood mogul Perry is one of several new shows that he has premiered on the network. RELATED: ‘Every Time We Filmed, It Got Crazier And Crazier’: Paige Hurd On BET’s ‘Tyler Perry’s The Oval’ The show centers around a man named Jeremy, who just lost his job and decides to move his family back to Georgia in order help his grandfather run a home for the elderly. Two half-hour episodes of the show begin at 9pm EST/PST on BET and Nichole is excited for people to fall in love with the show and her character...
    (CBS DETROIT) – A 38-year-old Detroit man who had been reported missing since March has been found dead in an assisted living center’s basement. Kam Franks was reportedly last seen on March 14. On Saturday, Franks’ body was found by an Faithful Helping Hands Community Services employee. According to police, there were no signs of violence and investigators are trying to determine whether his death was a result of criminal negligence. His sister, Kai Franks’ told local news someone from the center called her and said “he’s been in the basement dead the whole time. You got to get over here.” Franks’ said she couldn’t understand how the center didn’t “think to look right under their noses.” © 2020 CBS...
    PHOTO VIA ADOBE IMAGESFlorida Gov. Ron DeSantis said Tuesday he will allow visitors into nursing homes and assisted living facilities, nearly six months after the state blocked visitation during the first wave of coronavirus infections. DeSantis said during an appearance in Jacksonville that he would sign an executive order lifting the ban on visitors, while also allowing “essential” caregivers to touch long-term care residents. Two elder-care advocacy groups criticized the move to reopen facilities, asking why it is coming now and questioning a decision not to mandate that visitors be tested before entering facilities. The executive order will take effect immediately, said Agency for Health Care Administration Secretary Mary Mayhew, who headed a DeSantis-appointed task force that came up with...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal official said Tuesday the government plans to ship rapid coronavirus tests to assisted living facilities, moving to fill a testing gap for older adults who don’t need the constant attention of a nursing home. Health and Human Services Assistant Secretary for Health Adm. Brett Giroir said assisted living facilities will be followed by senior day care centers and home health agencies in getting the tests. The tests will come from a supply of 150 million ordered from test maker Abbott Laboratories. Abbott’s rapid test, the size of a credit card, is the first that doesn’t require specialty computer equipment to process. It delivers results in about 15 minutes and is priced at $5, significantly lower...
    CROWLEY (CBSDFW.COM) — The owner of an assisted living center in North Texas has found a way for residents there to be visited, in-person, by family members during the COVID-19 pandemic. Anchor Way Senior Care, in Crowley, has installed a Plexiglas ‘visitation suite’ that residents can sit inside while enjoying the in-person company of up to three family members. (credit: Anchor Way Senior Care) Each resident can have a maximum 30-minute long, no-contact visit with their loved ones, but there are some requirements. All family members are required to wear a mask during the entire visit, and wash their hands or sanitize before entering the special room. Every person coming to the center for a visit must also allow staff...
    Jagger Michael Diem, a 2019 graduate of Fox Lane High School in Bedford who worked at an assisted living facility in Northern Westchester during the COVID-19 crisis, died suddenly Tuesday morning, Aug. 25. He was 18. He was born in New York City on Oct. 30, 2001 and was a resident of Ossining for the past year.  He played in Rock Ensemble and had many friendships from his days at the Boys & Girls Club in Mount Kisco, according to his obituary.  He was most proud of working at Atria On The Hudson, an assisted living facility in Ossining, where he served as essential personnel during the COVID crisis. Jagger would often talk about how he loved the residents, his coworkers and...
    Camera phone video footage from inside an Alabama assisted living facility shows a now-fired employee poking and mocking a dead woman’s body. Hide The video, shot from the Brennity at Daphne assisted living facility, shows a recently deceased older woman lying under a blanket, her blue blouse decorated with little hearts and other designs. It appears to show a female employee in scrubs laughing in the dead woman’s face, poking her body, and opening and poking her eye. Hide Sick, sick, sick!!!!! WTF is wrong with people. https://t.co/ugDWMJR2x9— Leslie ???????????????????????? (@dazznposh) August 27, 2020 The former employee also was shown incorrectly wearing her mask around her one ear. Details of the elderly woman’s death are unknown. Hide It was...
    This time each year, the Area Agency on Aging District 7 (AAA7) hosts our annual Appreciation Brunch which provides us with the opportunity to recognize individuals and groups for their contributions to the community and the programs and services through our Agency. Due to the continued pandemic, our Agency has canceled this year’s event and look forward to hopefully having the opportunity to bring the event back next year. We certainly enjoy the opportunity to publicly recognize and celebrate those who help us achieve our Agency mission and vision. One of the groups we always recognize during the event are Volunteer Ombudsmen through our Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program. The AAA7’s Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (RLTCOP) helps residents at...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Staff members at all Ohio assisted living facilities must undergo coronavirus testing under a public health order issued Friday that expands testing already being done in nursing homes. The order, signed by interim Health Director Lance Himes, requires staff in such facilities to be tested and any residents who wish it. Ohio licences 771 assisted living facilities statewide. The pandemic has struck the elderly living in Ohio's long-term care facilities especially hard. More than 2,500 residents in such settings have died from the coronavirus in Ohio, or more than six of every 10 deaths statewide. DeWine was also expected to issue an order Friday on guidelines for performing arts facilities. Also Friday, the state reported Ohio's...
    HILLSBORO, Texas – Some of us may be going a bit stir crazy as our coronavirus quarantine continues, but that hasn’t stopped some senior citizens from living it up and enjoying some drinks and temporary tattoos at a Hillsboro assisted living facility. Wesley House Assisted Living, located between Waco, Corsicana and Waxahachie counties, offered its residents an unconventional, fun way to pass the time during the current health crisis. This quarantine has got us going wild! Had a few drinks and got tattoos!Posted by Wesley House Assisted Living on Friday, August 14, 2020The facility said it houses around 30 residents, and so far, quarantine hasn’t been easy for them. “We have about 30 residents in our facility,” Wesley House officials said...
    Dorothy Pollack got her first tattoo of a frog, her favorite animal. Teresa Gomez Zavitz-Jones 103-year-old Dorothy Pollack got her first tattoo after she was finally able to leave her assisted living facility in Michigan, where she spent months in lockdown. Pollack struggled during the time in isolation. She wasn't allowed to receive letters at her facility and she's deaf, so she was unable to speak to anyone on the phone. After reuniting with her granddaughter, Teresa Gomez Zavitz-Jones, Pollack celebrated by getting a tattoo of a green frog — her favorite animal — and had her first motorcycle ride on the same day. "She said [getting the tattoo] didn't hurt at all. She was giddy," Zavitz-Jones told...
    BROOKLINE (CBS) – A car crashed into an assisted living facility in Brookline on Thursday. A car crashed into Goddard House in Brookline on Thursday. (WBZ-TV) A woman got her foot stuck on the gas pedal, accelerated, hit a parked car and crashed into Goddard House. No one was hurt. The building sustained about $75,000 worth of damage.
    The oldest living U.S. Marine veteran celebrated a major milestone birthday this Friday when he turned 105. Not even the coronavirus pandemic could stop the drive-by salute his friends, family, and fellow Marines took part in to celebrate World War II veteran and centenarian Maj. Bill White, CBS Sacramento reported. KCRA reported that the driveway of White’s assisted living facility was decked out in red, white, and blue balloons and that there were socially distanced areas where residents of the retirement community could watch the parade. After the parade, the retirement community hosted a birthday Bingo bash in honor of White because it is his favorite game. “Feels just as good as it did at 104,” White said Friday. White’s...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials reported 871 newly confirmed coronavirus cases on Sunday, the fourth straight day the state has reported more than 700 new cases. The spike in new daily cases was one of the largest in Minnesota since May, the Star Tribune reported. But the increase came on a volume of about 16,272 completed tests, which is much higher than daily test tallies in May. The new cases raise the total of confirmed infections in Minnesota since the pandemic started to 51,153. Three new deaths also were reported Sunday, raising Minnesota’s death toll to 1,574. One of the newly reported death was a resident of a long-term care or assisted-living facility. Of COVID-19 deaths in...
    Deaths reported in Minnesota from COVID-19 reached 1,571 on Saturday, with an additional five deaths, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The state data reports another 805 confirmed infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 50,291. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represent those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. Saturday’s reported deaths consisted of three individuals in their 80s and one in their 90s and one in their 70s. The deaths were in Hennepin, Pipestone, Scott and Wright counties. Four were from long-term care or assisted-living facilities. Of the state’s total deaths, 1,204 — or 77 percent — were long-term care or assisted-living center residents. A...
    In mid-June, Lisa Layman’s mother was in hospice, suffering from Alzheimer’s and nursing a fractured pelvis from a fall. Then she got an eviction notice. Her lease would be canceled and her medical service ended within days. Layman’s family suspected they were being punished after clashing with leadership at New Perspective Senior Living, an assisted living facility in Mahtomedi, over the quality of their mother’s care. New Perspective said Layman’s mother needed a higher level of medical help. Yet there was little the family could do but look for new housing for their mother. The search was “horrifying,” Layman said, and complicated by a pandemic that had killed dozens of Minnesota seniors every week. “It has been as traumatic as...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 reached 1,526 on Thursday, with an additional eight deaths. State officials reported another 611 confirmed infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 44,347. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. Thursday’s reported deaths included four people who were residents of long-term care or assisted living centers. Of the state’s total deaths since March, 1,179 were long-term care or assisted living center residents. HOW ARE PATIENTS DOING? There were 38,290 patients Thursday that no longer need to be isolated as they have recovered enough. This is an increase from 38,179 Wednesday. There were 249...
    DIX HILLS, Long Island (WABC) -- The residents at Sunrise Dix Hills Assisted Living aren't just zooming with any alumni - Tuesday, they got a one-on-one with Ron Swoboda from the 1969 'Miracle Mets' World Series Championship team."The architecture of Shea was the fans. I think the fans is what made Shea, and I had my whole career there, more or less," said Swoboda."A lot of our residents are fans of the 1969 Mets, this is their wheelhouse - the know him, the famous catch, so they're very excited," said Sunrise Dix Hills Executive Director Denise Rinaldi.The Mets launched a community outreach initiative last year, sending former players to visit nursing homes. This year, the program is virtual.RELATED: What you...
    Mary Daniel. Mary Daniel. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Mary Daniel visited her husband, Steve, who has Alzheimer's, every day at his assisted-living facility in Jacksonville, Florida. After Florida issued an order banning visitors from nursing homes and assisted-living facilities in March, Daniel immediately contacted the facility asking if there was any way she could work there. Two weeks ago, Daniel accepted a dishwashing job at the care home. She had her first shift on July 3 and was able to see him properly for the first time in 114 days. "When I opened the door to his room and he saw me, even with my mask, he actually said 'Mary' and we hugged and we both cried," Daniel...
    JACKSONVILLE (CBSMiami/CNN) — A Florida woman who was desperate to see her husband, who has Alzheimer’s disease, and hadn’t seen him in more than four months has finally found a way. Mary and Steve Daniel live only five miles apart but he is in a Jackson memory care facility which does not accept visitors due to the coronavirus pandemic. “It’s really becoming tragic, and, in fact, it’s becoming cruel. These patients are being separated. These residents are being separated and isolated to save their lives, but the isolation is going to kill them. There’s absolutely no doubt about that,” Mary Daniel said. After not seeing each other 114 days, Mary got a part-time job as a dishwasher at the facility...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota reported the highest daily COVID-19 case count since May on Saturday as 806 people were confirmed to have the virus. The state has been conducting many more daily tests since May. About 5% of the 16,087 tests reported Saturday were positive. Health officials also reported four more deaths of residents in long-term care and assisted living facilities. Three were in their 90s, while the other person was in the 80s age range. The state has recorded 41,571 cases of COVID-19. Nearly 86% of those have recovered, but 1,499 people have died. Most of the deaths have been among residents of long-term care or assisted living facilities. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may...
    The death toll in Minnesota from COVID-19 reached 1,499 on Saturday, with an additional four deaths, according to the Minnesota Department of Health. The state data reports another 806 confirmed infections, increasing Minnesota’s total number of cases to 41,571. The actual number of cases is likely much higher as the data only represents those who have been tested for the virus, state officials say. Saturday’s reported deaths consisted of three individuals in their 90s and one in their 80s. The deaths were in Dakota, Olmsted and Washington counties. All four were from long-term care or assisted living facilities. Of the state’s total deaths, 1,170 — or 78 percent — were long-term care or assisted living center residents. A total of...
    AUSTIN – COVID-19 point-of-care testing will be provided for assisted living facilities and nursing homes throughout the state. Gov. Greg Abbott made the announcement Friday that Omnicare, a CVS Health company, is partnering with the state of Texas to provide the testing. The partnership will provide on-site, same-day testing and results for both facility staff and their residents, according to a release from the Office of the Governor. “This partnership with Omnicare and CVS Health will increase COVID-19 testing in our assisted living facilities and nursing homes and help us protect vulnerable Texans from COVID-19,” Abbott said in a released statement. “Our collaboration with public and private entities is crucial to ramping up testing in Texas and mitigating the spread...
    MERRIMACK, N.H. (CBS) – The coronavirus crisis is forcing a New Hampshire assisted living center to close for good. Rose Haven in Merrimack, New Hampshire, will close due to the coronavirus crisis. (WBZ-TV) Rose Haven in Merrimack, New Hampshire, is a family owned operation that has been open for 30 years. The management said it’s shutting down because of staffing problems and other complications caused by the outbreak. The facility will officially close when all of the residents have been relocated.
    A 61-year-old senior assisted living facility staffer is accused of sexually assaulting an 82-year-old female resident, said authorities who charged him. Anthony Ligon, of Morristown, "committed a sexual assault and act of sexual contact" on an 82-year-old woman who lives at the Arbor Terrace Senior Living Facility in Morris Plains July 3, Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp said in a joint release. Ligon, who works as a maintenance technician at the facility, was charged with sexual assault and criminal sexual contact, and was being held at the Morris County Jail The facility issued a statement Saturday saying it takes any allegation of misconduct seriously and does not tolerate any form of abuse. "While we cannot provide details on the alleged...
    CARY, N.C. -- For many who called assisted living facilities home, missing friends and family has been one of the most difficult parts of COVID-19.Phoenix Assisted Care decided to do something about it and posted to Facebook.Residents held signs of their interests with hopes for a pen pal.FULL CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE"Nobody likes to get bills in the mailbox, everybody likes to get a letter," said Donna Horton with Phoenix Assisted Care.On Wednesday, the post was made. By Thursday, Donna said the post had gone viral, reaching not only the 50 United States, but across the globe."I told somebody yesterday, I expected, I don't know, maybe 100 letters, I didn't expect this," Horton said. "We are getting prepared for next week, because...
    (CNN/KDKA) — Nearly four months into a strict no-visitor rule due to the coronavirus, an assisted living community in North Carolina tapped into the power of social media to get its residents connected with people from all over the world. To curb the spread of the virus, Victorian Senior Care, which manages 14 facilities in North Carolina, has implemented strict protocols to protect their residents, with one being a ban on visitors. “It has been mentally straining on them not to see family members and loved ones,” Meredith Seals, the chief operating officer of Victorian Senior Care, told CNN on Wednesday. “When you are used to having family there every day and then you can’t, it’s very lonely for them.”...
    By SUSAN HAIGH, Associated Press Representatives of the nursing home and assisted living industry are urging residents “to do their part” and help keep the current spread of the coronavirus low in Connecticut as a way to prevent a resurgence in long-term care facilities. They credited social distancing, hand washing, the wearing of masks with the decreasing rate of infections and deaths in nursing homes and assisted living centers, which have borne more than half of the state's deaths. “We know from the new research that the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community is directly related to the incidence of the virus entering our congregate settings. Therefore, all Connecticut residents should know that when they follow the guidance, they are...
    (CNN)Nearly four months into a strict no-visitor rule due to the coronavirus, an assisted living community in North Carolina tapped into the power of social media to get its residents connected with people from all over the world.To curb the spread of the virus, Victorian Senior Care, which manages 14 facilities in North Carolina, has implemented strict protocols to protect their residents, with one being a ban on visitors."It has been mentally straining on them not to see family members and loved ones," Meredith Seals, the chief operating officer of Victorian Senior Care, told CNN on Wednesday. "When you are used to having family there every day and then you can't, it's very lonely for them." Edna is looking for...
    Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced a “safe and phased” reopening plan for assisted living facilities in the state, which requires universal screenings and face coverings for staff and visitors, mandates widespread testing and allows for limited visitation. “Maryland has consistently taken some of the earliest and most aggressive actions in the nation to protect older populations,” Hogan said in a statement Friday. “We will continue to lead in these efforts, while also allowing for more Marylanders to safely visit their loved ones.” Before assisted living facilities can begin reopening: The facility must not be experiencing an ongoing outbreak of COVID-19, defined as one or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 by a resident or staff member. There must be an...
    COVID-19 peak dates for every state Gunmaker Remington is preparing to file for bankruptcy These assisted living residents are in search of pen pals With regular visitors unallowed due to the coronavirus pandemic, retirement and assisted living communities are looking for new ways to safely socialize their residents, and you can help. All you need is a pen and paper. That's right — they're looking for pen pals. © Courtesy of Victorian Senior Care senior center pen pal On Facebook, North Carolina-based Victorian Senior Care has been posting photos of residents from multiple different centers and what they're looking for in a pen pal. For example, Flo would like to hear from someone who likes church, jewelry and country...
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan announced a phased reopening plan for Maryland’s assisted living facilities Friday. The phased reopening would require universal screening, widespread testing, face coverings for staff, visitors and residents, Hogan’s office said in a press release. It allows for limited visitation. “As our state continues to reopen, we remain committed to protecting our most vulnerable Marylanders,” said Governor Hogan. “Maryland has consistently taken some of the earliest and most aggressive actions in the nation to protect older populations. We will continue to lead in these efforts, while also allowing for more Marylanders to safely visit their loved ones.” In order to reopen, assisted living facilities must meet a series of prerequisites: The facility must...
    MODESTO (CBS13) – There’s a growing COVID-19 outbreak at El Rio Memory Care Community in Modesto where 26 residents and 14 staff members tested positive – and four residents have died. “I saw him when he exited the ambulance. I waved to him, he flashed me a peace sign,” said Barbara Vierra whose ex-husband, a resident at the facility, died. She shared photos of her ex-husband 78-year-old Siegfried Kessler a Vietnam Veteran who liked to go by Zeke. One photo shows Zeke holding up a peace sign as he was being admitted into the hospital due to COVID-19 complications on June 17. Barbara never knew that would be the last time she would see him alive. “He passed away at...
    This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org. It is part of The Coronavirus Outbreak: What You Need To Know Special Report. Nicole Dunn was all set to move her mom, Barbara, into an assisted living community in St. Petersburg, Fla. in April. Then COVID-19 struck. The facility temporarily banned outsiders and “that meant us,” Dunn says. Her mother, who has dementia, continued to live on her own in Florida. But in mid-May, the assisted living community, which had no known cases of COVID-19, started to welcome new residents again, although newcomers would be quarantined in their apartments for two weeks. So Dunn’s mother moved in. The early days were rocky. “I had to constantly reassure her that this was a good...
    Problems in California’s nursing homes are no secret. For years, the sprawling industry has attracted attention and lawsuits. Meanwhile, the separate assisted living business has largely flown under the radar, quietly gaining broad popularity as baby boomers continue to age. With the spreading COVID-19 pandemic, however, the dangers that assisted living centers pose to the health of elderly Californians are coming into focus. Inadequate staffing, lack of trained medical personnel, lax infection control, and the use of dangerous psychotropic drugs to control behavior have for too long been systemic problems for the industry. Now comes the highly contagious coronavirus, disproportionately infecting the elderly whose weakened immune systems and often serious underlying medical conditions put them at heightened risk of serious...
    HOMER, Alaska (AP) - Two employees at an Alaska assisted living home have tested positive for the coronavirus, an official said. Homer Senior Citizens Inc. Executive Director Keren Kelly confirmed the positive tests at the Friendship Terrace home, The Homer News reported Thursday. A positive test of the first worker resulted in additional testing of workers and residents who were close contacts, Kelly said in an email Thursday. TOP STORIES San Francisco police will no longer respond to non-criminal calls, mayor says Divided Democrats make Biden one of weakest primary winners in modern history Karl Malone, former NBA star: Black people need to stop looking for a handout The second round resulted in an additional positive test among the...
    The American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living on Monday sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and the director of FEMA asking for emergency funding and federal support for assisted living centers to respond to COVID-19. The associations requested $5 billion in emergency funding from the federal government to help fund expanded testing, supplies and additional staffing needed to respond to COVID-19. Unlike hospitals and nursing homes, assisted living facilities have not received direct federal help through the CARES Act, the associations said. “Thousands of these facilities have encountered COVID-19 cases not because of poor care or infection control, but because of the nature of this virus, which often...