October 23, 2020Several High-End Seniors Housing Towers Come to NYC with Pandemic Adjustments
ASHA President David Schless spoke to the New York Times about seniors housing trends in New York City. Post-pandemic, there could be a much bigger audience for this type of real estate product.
“New York is probably as underserved as any place in the United States,” including rural regions, said David Schless, President of the American Seniors Housing Association. “So, having more options for older adults is a really positive development.”
October 20, 2020ASHA Sends Letter to HHS in Response to Changes in PRF Reporting Requirements
Senior living industry operators that started to receive much needed funding from HHS’s Provider Relief Fund (PRF) are now deeply concerned that the New Reporting Requirements have created widespread confusion and unexpected potential barriers to retaining the funding received.
October 20, 2020ASHA President Named to McKnights’ List of Top Industry Contributors
ASHA President David Schless was recognized by McKnights as a leader in the senior housing industry as part of McKnights “40 for 40” special, which looks back at the top notable newsmakers over its 40-year anniversary.
Senior Lifestyle co-founder and Chairman Bill Kaplan, who has also been active since the beginning and was the association’s chairman in 2002-2003, describes Schless as a “wealth of knowledge and information” and “driven.”
October 19, 2020COVID-19 Vaccine Program Sign-Up Begins Today for Senior Living Operators
ASHA and had submitted comments in response to draft recommendations for the equity allocation of a vaccine that were released in September by a committee of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine. LeadingAge also had provided oral testimony and written comments on the draft report. The final report was issued earlier this month.
ASHA President David Schless noted that, while pleased with the announcement, the organization also will be continuing its efforts to secure additional federal funding for senior living providers, COVID-related liability protections and greater access to rapid-testing kits.
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October 19, 2020HHS Inks Deal With CVS, Walgreens to Distribute Covid-19 Vaccines to Assisted Living
ASHA was pleased with the announcement. ASHA President David Schless has long said that the vaccine should be made available on a prioritized basis for both residents and staff of senior living communities.
“ASHA continues its ongoing advocacy efforts to secure additional and much-needed government funding for senior living providers, Covid-related liability protections, and greater access to rapid-testing kits provided by the government to the full spectrum of senior living communities,” the organization said in a statement.
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