More than a third of seniors who had previously considered moving into a senior community are less interested since the pandemic began, according to a new survey conducted by LevLane Inc. and MarketVision Research. After talking to 250 seniors this fall, they determined COVID-19 has suppressed interest in senior living “by a substantial extent.” You can download the report here
Meanwhile, those long-term care facilities are wrestling with the logistics of COVID-19 vaccines—what to do about patients with dementia or other cognitive issues, and how to respond if family members refuse to OK the shots. The questions impact the 3 million seniors in long-term care, but also have implications for those with cognitive issues who are living at home. Read the article here.
Finally, a third round of distributions for provider relief kicked off this week. See more here