America’s greatest generation deserves our support.
The health and safety of our seniors should be our top priority.
Caregivers in nursing homes and assisted living communities are courageously fighting to protect their residents from COVID-19 – but without proper government support, our nation’s seniors – including the greatest generation – and those most vulnerable remain at risk.
In this unprecedented time, we must rally around long term care residents and staff. We need proactive policies that provide vaccine priority, adequate testing, personal protective equipment (PPE), staff support and funding to help nursing homes and assisted living communities beat this virus and prepare for the future.
Covid 19 Impact Timeline
CDC Confirmed First U.S. COVID-19 Case
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the first case of COVID-19 in the U.S.
HHS Declared COVID-19 Public Health Emergency
Alex Azar, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), declared a public health emergency due to the continued spread of coronavirus.
Mark Parkinson Called For CDC Support On CNN
In a CNN interview, AHCA/NCAL President and CEO Mark Parkinson called on the Centers for Disease Control to provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing for long term care communities in response to COVID-19, which he called “a perfect killing machine.”
WHO Characterized COVID-19 As Pandemic
The World Health Organization characterized COVID-19 as a pandemic.
CMS Issued Visitation Guidance
AHCA and LeadingAge Released Care For Our Seniors Act
The American Health Care Association and LeadingAge released the Care For Our Seniors Act, a reform agenda to address long-standing challenges affecting the quality of care provided in America’s nursing homes.