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Nov. 8th COVID-19 Update

New updates pertaining to the COVID-19 emergency continue to be announced by both the state and federal government on a regular basis. The latest developments for providers of long-term/post-acute care (LTPAC) and senior services are reviewed below.

As a reminder, LeadingAge NY continues to convene weekly webinars on Mondays at 11 a.m. to address emerging questions on COVID-19. A recording of our most recent webinar, held on Nov. 7th, is available here, and a list of the items shared by LeadingAge NY staff in the webinar chat can be accessed here. If you have questions for next week’s update or would like the access information, please contact Jeff Diamond.

Adult Care Facility (ACF)/Assisted Living (AL) Updates

ACF/AL Occupancy

Members can find occupancy rates for ACFs/AL facilities and Assisted Living Programs (ALPs) on the Data page of the LeadingAge NY website. The organization-specific as well as county median figures are from the most currently available quarterly Statistical Report (Q2 of 2022). The compilation shows both overall and ALP-specific occupancy. Newer ALP-specific data is not available, but those seeking a more current overall occupancy rate are invited to contact Darius Kirstein at dkirstein@leadingageny.org.

Affordable Housing/Independent Living Updates

CSP Round 5 Open Until Feb. 21, 2023

The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has opened the fifth and final round of COVID-19 Supplemental Payments (CSPs) for multifamily housing providers, including providers of project-based Section 8, Section 202, and Section 811. CSPs can help providers address operating cost increases incurred in preventing, preparing for, or responding to COVID-19 at their properties. The reimbursement request deadline for this round is Feb. 21, 2023, for expenses incurred through Jan. 31, 2023. Click here for more information.