LeadingAge Statement on Assisted Living Access to Provider Relief Fund

PRESS RELEASE | September 02, 2020 | by Lisa Sanders

Contact : Lisa Sanders
lsanders@leadingage.org / 202-508-9407

September 2, 2020 Washington D.C. -- Statement from Katie Smith Sloan, president and CEO, LeadingAge, the association of nonprofit providers of aging services, including assisted living and senior living communities on Department of Health & Human Services' Announcement of Provider Relief Fund Application for Assisted Living Facilities


"COVID-19 has not spared older adults in assisted living, who have been largely overlooked by the federal government for the last six months. HHS's announcement is an important acknowledgment of the overwhelming financial burden assisted living providers have borne and continue to bear to keep assisted living residents safe and healthy. We welcome this support, but our fight is far from over. LeadingAge will continue to advocate aggressively for the funding and resources desperately need by assisted living providers, as well as nursing homes, home care, hospice, and the entire continuum of aging services."

About LeadingAge:

We represent more than 5,000 aging-focused organizations that touch millions of lives every day. Alongside our members and 38 state partners, we address critical issues by blending applied research, advocacy, education, and community-building. We bring together the most inventive minds in our field to support older adults as they age wherever they call home. We make America a better place to grow old. For more information: www.leadingage.org