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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




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Senior care expert Carolyn Merrick breaks down the risks of social isolation—and how to combat the growing problem—in this new webinar sponsored by Hamilton CapTel. Join us Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern to learn more about how the pandemic has affected social isolation and about proven therapies and technologies to combat the problem. Can't attend on the 27th? Register anyway and we'll send you a link.
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How Home-Based Palliative Care Teams Help See the Big Picture
COVID-19 has exacerbated social isolation and loneliness, limited food access and highlighted financial, housing and employment insecurities and transportation issues. There are a growing number of nonmedical initiatives designed to help address these issues. Read on for an example.

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