Rethink Podcast #27: Katie Smith Sloan of LeadingAge

LeadingAge CEO Katie Smith Sloan has been outspoken in her calls for increased government support for nursing homes and other senior care providers amid the COVID-19 crisis.

As the case count continues to rise and operators face down a new normal with coronavirus at the center of every decision they make, Sloan has loudly and forcefully argued that the industry needs more funding and assistance.

Sloan joined SNN’s “Rethink” podcast to discuss the feasibility of a federal plan to reopen nursing homes to visitors, as well as the top changes she thinks providers should fight for as lawmakers and advocates start to consider new rules and regulations around nursing homes in a post-COVID world.

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Listen to this episode to learn:
— Why reopening nursing homes is “virtually impossible” right now
— Why Medicaid-focused relief has been so slow to arrive
— What steps leaders and lawmakers should take to prevent future crises
— And much more

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