7,000 killed in assisted living due to COVID-19, report finds – Yahoo! Voices

A new survey of assisted living facilities found that close to 7,000 seniors residing in these types of communities may have died from the novel coronavirus. Because deaths in assisted living are not counted in federal records of nursing home deaths, the actual number is unknown. The survey, conducted as part of an investigation led by Massachusetts Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, as well as Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., asked the nation’s 11 largest assisted living facility operators about their experiences dealing with COVID-19, and discovered that 31% of seniors who contracted the in an assisted living facility died from it.…
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Pandemic-proof: How to invest in US stocks – Yahoo Finance Australia

Now is a good time to jump into the stock market if you’re in it for the long run – but make sure you do your research on the company before you invest in it. That’s according to US investment experts Roger Montgomery, founder and chief investment officer of Montgomery Investment Management, and Josh Gilbert, market analyst and senior account manager at social trading platform eToro. Speaking on the 7th episode of the Yahoo Finance Breakfast Club: Live Online series, Montgomery and Gilbert said they had observed a high volume of new investors jumping into the stock market to take advantage of the recent dips.…
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Assisted living home residents are in need of pen pals in this time of isolation – CNN

To curb the spread of the virus, Victorian Senior Care, which manages 14 facilities in North Carolina, has implemented strict protocols to protect their residents, with one being a ban on visitors. “It has been mentally straining on them not to see family members and loved ones,” Meredith Seals, the chief operating officer of Victorian Senior Care, told CNN on Wednesday. “When you are used to having family there every day and then you can’t, it’s very lonely for them.” Edna is looking for a pen pal to chat about her favorite show. Isolation isn’t impacting only those at senior homes but many people around the world as the pandemic continues to change the way we are able to connect with each other.…
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Advocates Call On State To Mandate One ‘Support Person Visitor’ For Each Senior Home Resident – KPBS

Photo by Amita Sharma Above: A sign posted outside of Belmont Village Senior Living in Sabre Springs explains the facility’s new visitation rules in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Advocates are asking the state to end what they call the trauma of “solitary confinement” of residents at senior care facilities by allowing them at least one designated visitor. The request comes nearly four months after California’s long-term care communities banned all visitors at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, a move that has exacted a deep toll on residents. Caregivers report that some people living in senior homes have grown despondent after going months without seeing family and friends.…
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Fourth of July Parade To Honor Aurora Health Care Workers – Aurora, IL Patch

Fourth of July Parade To Honor Aurora Health Care Workers | Aurora, IL Patch Community Corner Mayor Richard Irvin invited residents to watch Saturday’s parade from their homes or public areas where they can keep a safe distance. By Jason Addy, Patch Staff Jul 1, 2020 3:50 pm CT|Updated Jul 1, 2020 3:55 pm CT Police, fire and city officials will parade between Aurora’s hospitals Saturday morning to honor health care workers and kick off the Fourth of July holiday. (City of Aurora) AURORA, IL — Aurora police, firefighters and city officials are set to lead a parade Saturday between the city’s two hospitals to “kick off the Fourth of July with a much-deserved salute to our health care heroes,” Mayor Richard Irvin announced Tuesday.…
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These Wisconsin nursing homes avoided coronavirus outbreaks. Here’s how they say they did it. – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

John Diedrich and Sarah Volpenhein Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 9:10 AM EDT Jul 1, 2020 On a recent Sunday afternoon, Lorri Weber went to see her husband at Lasata Senior Living Campus in Cedarburg, as she has done nearly every day for three years. Because of COVID-19, most facilities like Lasata are closed to visitors, the exception being if a resident is nearing death. But that hasn’t stopped Lorri from seeing husband, Tom Weber, 65, who has dementia and lives in Lasata’s memory unit. On that afternoon, Lorri parked her bike and looked up at her husband on a second-floor balcony.…
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Survey: International students’ main concerns center on issues of health, safety and immigration – Inside Higher Ed

International students report higher levels of satisfaction with remote learning than their domestic peers, but they have concerns about issues of health, safety and immigration. International students report adapting well to remote instruction at higher rates than their American peers, but they have concerns about staying safe and healthy and about navigating the health-care and immigration systems during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey of 22,519 undergraduate students and 7,690 graduate and professional students at five public research universities conducted by the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium. “International students’ biggest concerns are not with academics, not with remote instruction, but rather with the larger environment — health, safety and immigration,” said Igor Chirikov, the director of the SERU Consortium and senior researcher at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Studies in Higher Education.…
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Elixirr adds Nick Willott to its partnership team – Consultancy.uk

Management consulting firm Elixirr has announced that Nick Willott has joined its team as Partner, Finance Director and Company Secretary. A former Deloitte Director, Willott brings almost 30 years of professional experience to the challenger consultancy, as it looks to build for growth in spite of tough global economic conditions. Stephen Newton, Founder and CEO at Elixirr, said, “I’m really excited to have Nick as part of the team… With experience leading and advising finance functions in organisations across UK, America and Australia, Nick brings invaluable expertise to the team. I’m looking forward to seeing how he will help us to drive our business and exceed our growth plans.”…
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Kemp signs bill to bring sweeping reforms to senior care in Georgia – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgians living in senior care homes won a slate of new protections Tuesday when Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill to reform an industry that too often failed to provide adequate care, even as it enticed families with resort-like amenities and gourmet menus. Under the new law, administrators of assisted living and large personal care homes for the first time will be required to pass a test and be licensed. Memory care units will now have to be certified. Nurses will be required in assisted living and memory care, and overall staffing and training requirements will increase. Homes will also have to prove they have the financial means to operate before they get a license and will have to disclose any financial problems that come up after they open.…
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‘Now?’: Some employers push back against minimum wage hikes amid coronavirus pandemic – Yahoo Finance

As the U.S. economy tries to get back on its feet after the coronavirus-induced recession brought businesses to a standstill, businesses in several states and cities across America will see their minimum wage rate increase as of July 1.  Illinois is scheduled to raise its minimum wage from $9.25 an hour to $10. Nevada is expected to raise the minimum wage rate to $8 for employees who are offered health benefits and $9 for employees without health benefits. Oregon, which also has a tiered system, will raise the minimum wage to $13.25 an hour in the tri-county Portland area, $12 in most of west Oregon, and $11.50…
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