COVID-19 Updates

ASPR has released a new toolkit on COVID-19 Considerations for Long-Term Care Facilities. The toolkit contains information on emergency planning, infection prevention, operational considerations, behavioral health and workplace safety.
The importance of vaccines has never been more prominent. While AHCA/NCAL advocates for priority when a COVID-19 vaccine becomes available, long term care providers are also acutely aware of the importance of the influenza vaccine for the 2020-2021 season.
Researchers at the University of North Carolina, School of Nursing want to make it easier for residents and families to get involved in assisted living care. The UNC Engage Study is a national effort to gather input from staff, residents, and families in assisted living about their engagement in care and experiences during COVID-19.
The US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General (OIG) has released its updated List of Excluded Individuals and Entities (LEIE) database file, which reflects all OIG exclusions and reinstatement actions up to, and including, those taken in September 2020.
On Friday, September 11, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an update to the temporary rule they issued in April regarding coronavirus leave. This update changes the definition of health care workers. Employees defined as health care workers are not required to have paid sick leave and extended family and medical leave under the Act.
The 71st AHCA/NCAL Virtual Convention & Expo has 70 on-demand education sessions and 20 live or simu-live sessions. You can earn up to 50 CEs. With 24 days of access, it’s flexible, convenient, and affordable.
Thursday, September 24, 2020 2:00-4:30 PM ET
Join engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults for an interactive discussion with leaders from the Aging Network who will discuss ways to reduce social isolation and increase engagement among older adults.
AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions and Compass Total Benefit Solutions are pleased to announce a special free life insurance program being offered to healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic battle.


Item #:8107A | Price: $170.00
These bright red Resident Evacuation Envelopes were designed by AHCA’s Disaster Planning Committee to assist senior living communities should an evacuation become necessary. Pre-printed with basic information and large enough to hold important documents, these sturdy, waterproof envelopes accompany residents in case of emergency. Completing the information at the time of admissions offers an opportunity to discuss emergency evacuation plans with residents and their loved ones. Envelopes are sold in packs of 100.


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