Fox & Friends travels to Heritage Woods of Rockford to discuss the importance of vulnerable citizens in congregate settings receiving the COVID vaccinations. Click here to see the full story.
The Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services announced today that it is extending the final reporting deadline for CARES Act subrecipients from January 31, 2021 to March 29, 2021 in order to allow time for closeout and reconciliation. To learn more, check out the Provider Notice
The Illinois Tiered Mitigation status was updated today for some COVID 19 Regions. We've provided a link below where you can view the State's Mitigation dashboard, which identifies the tier level for each region. Please note that if your COVID 19 region is assigned to Tier 1 or 2 today, Long Term Care providers still need to follow the table on page 17 of IDPH's 10/21/20 Revised Phased Reopening Guidance for the TIER 3 column for another 14 days. You also cannot submit an attestation to progress to the next phased reopening level for 14 days. During this 14 days, you cannot have any facility onset or associated positive COVID 19 cases in order to progress to the next phase. View the Mitigation Dashboard.
The Affordable Assisted Living Coalition (AALC) extends its sincerest gratitude to Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) for their support through the introduction of the Supportive Living Food Access Protection Act. During a time when the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is trying to end the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) for our Supportive Living residents, these Senators have stepped up by introducing legislation that ensures that Supportive Living communities will continue serving nutritious meals to its residents and allow them to continue receiving SNAP benefits.
AALC also thanks the entire Illinois Congressional Delegation for their continued commitment to protecting the Illinois Supportive Living Program as recognized by last month's letter from the Delegation to USDA's Secretary Sonny Perdue expressing opposition to the Department's efforts to end SNAP benefits for Illinois Supportive Living residents.
“Seniors have been negatively impacted during the pandemic and without SNAP benefits our most vulnerable citizens will be further harmed,” stated Karin Zosel, Executive Director of the Affordable Assisted Living Coalition. “AALC and the communities we serve are fortunate to have the support of our Illinois legislators to fight for the continuation of SNAP benefits for our residents during this unprecedented crisis. Thank you once again for your leadership on this issue.” Click here.
Check out this great article in Sweet Spot about AALC and our Executive Director Karin Zosel. The piece highlights some of the inspiring work being done by AALC and its members, along with fun events that have taken place throughout the year. Please note that the individual highlighted in the article as our winner of the Centenarian contest was incorrect. Our actual winner is Juanita Briggs, who is 104 years old and resides Grand Prairie of Macomb. Click here.