Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Senate Hearing on Caring for Seniors Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

Dana Ritchie

On Thursday, May 21, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging Committee held a hearing entitled, “Caring for Seniors Amid the COVID-19 Crisis.” The hearing featured three non-governmental witnesses that discussed how COVID-19 is affecting seniors, especially seniors receiving care in skilled nursing facilities, as well as other topics including personal protective equipment, infection control, data collection, regular testing of residents and staff, pandemic health care provider funding, and vaccines and treatments.

AHCA/NCAL submitted a statement for the record. You can watch a video recording of the hearing, and read the majority and minority press statements of the U.S. Senate Aging Chairman and Ranking Member.

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