(NewsReady.com) – Senior citizens are among the most vulnerable populations in the US. This has been amplified since the coronavirus pandemic escalated. However, President Donald Trump isn’t letting this issue go unaddressed and is now sending direct aid to assisted-living facilities.
Retirement homes typically don’t have the same stock of medical supplies hospitals do. So, the Trump administration is sending a week-long supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) to over 15,400 facilities across the country. FEMA is coordinating the shipments to the assisted-living centers certified by Medicare and Medicaid. This will begin the first week of May.
Even the National Guard is taking a multifaceted approach toward combating the outbreak and part of its efforts include assisting living centers.
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With a $110 million FEMA contract signed and ready to go, the Trump administration is doing a great deal for our seniors. This policy will free up resources for states as they work to safely rebuild and reinvigorate their economies. As things smooth out, local governments will be able to more easily provide their nursing homes with the assistance they need. Undoubtedly, the president will be watching and be ready to provide help as necessary.
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