NCAL Issues Statement Following HHS Announcement On Funding For Assisted Living Communities Released:September 01, 2020 AHCAPressOffice@ahca.org Page ContentWashington, D.C. – The National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) released the following statement following today's announcement from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) regarding funding for assisted living facilities as provided by the CARES Act and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The following statement is attributable to Scott Tittle, executive director of NCAL: “This financial aid is welcome news for the tens of thousands of assisted living providers and the hundreds of thousands of seniors they serve. For six months, assisted living caregivers have been diverting significant resources to help acquire personal protective equipment, testing, and additional support for staff. Funding from the federal government will help ensure assisted living providers continue these efforts to keep their residents and staff safe as well as remain a reliable long term care option for their local communities. Coupled with today's news that rapid, antigen tests are being delivered to assisted living communities across the country, we greatly appreciate HHS for recognizing the importance of supporting our long term care sector during this crisis."###ABOUT AHCA/NCALThe American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) represents more than 14,000 non-profit and proprietary skilled nursing centers, assisted living communities, sub-acute centers and homes for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. By delivering solutions for quality care, AHCA/NCAL aims to improve the lives of the millions of frail, elderly and individuals with disabilities who receive long term or post-acute care in our member facilities each day. For more information, please visit www.ahcancal.org or www.ncal.org.