Seniors and their caregivers have received little to no COVID-19 relief.
The Provider Relief Fund (PRF) must be immediately distributed and targeted to assisted living communities who serve our nation’s most vulnerable population.
Relief And Resources Are Needed Now
Senior living caregivers are protecting the nation’s most vulnerable population and desperately need additional support. Our residents and caregivers are on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, and lives will be saved if we ensure they receive the relief and resources they need.
Assisted living providers caring for nearly 2 million elderly individuals, the population most vulnerable to COVID-19, have received less than 1% of all provider relief funding to date.
Despite these hurdles, providers went above and beyond by making meaningful decisions that kept vulnerable seniors safe. Assisted living providers adapted to new building layouts, policies, rules, and changing reporting requirements while also working to secure scarce PPE and testing supplies. In addition, many operators increased pay, provided extra benefits, and made operational changes to staffing in order to limit exposure and possible COVID-19 spread.
Assisted living caregivers have suffered $30 billion in expenses and losses through June 2021 due to these efforts.
Over half of assisted living facilities nation-wide are operating at a loss and many say they will not be able to sustain operations for another year if they do not receive federal relief.
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