Survey Shows Bipartisan Support for Increased COVID-19 Funding for Senior Living Industry

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A new national survey, conducted by McLaughlin & Associates, shows 80 percent of voters support COVID-19 relief funding for senior living communities.

The strong support is consistent across party lines and shows that three-quarters of the electorate are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports increased COVID-19 relief funding for senior living providers in the 2020 elections, according to Alexandria-based seniors housing association Argentum.

“These past few months, COVID-19 has significantly impacted the residents and staff of our nation’s senior living communities, with many communities having to scramble to procure supplies and protective equipment and support increasing staffing needs, costs, and operational changes — all without federal funding,” says James Balda, president and CEO of Argentum. “The findings of this new survey show American voters think the federal government can do more to support senior living providers and shore up resources so that these communities can better protect vulnerable residents and dedicated staff.”

Additionally, the survey found 78 percent of voters are more likely to support provider relief funding for senior living communities to ensure frontline workers have adequate supplies of personal protective equipment, access to testing, and hero pay.

To view all results from the national survey, click here.

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