How Will Medicare Rule Changes Affect Senior Housing Communities?

By John Ruffier Since the 1970s, Medicare beneficiaries have had the ability to receive Medicare benefits through private health plans (mainly Health Maintenance Organizations) as an alternative to the traditional Medicare program administered by the …

Senior Housing Trends

By:  Hallie Fisher.  When searching for an assisted living facility for a loved one, the amenities most families look for are good food, friendly staff, and nice outdoor spaces. However, with increasing thoughtfulness regarding seniors’ …

Resident Default.

By: Shawn Rader. When a resident has failed to pay their monthly fee,  what remedy does the ALF owner have under Florida law?  It is not the same as a residential eviction under Chapter 83 …

Wellness initiatives

Wellness initiatives continue to be a larger part of workplace and living environments. This is also true in the senior living environment. There are many excellent programs and ideas meant to increase the wellness of …

Now Is The Time To Review Your Tax Provisions

By:  Amanda Wilson As tax season is underway, one important deadline is coming that should not be overlooked. Tax law allows for partnership and LLC agreements to be amended retroactively to the first day of the …

Insurance Costs Expected to Rise for Senior Living Facilities

Senior Housing News, always a favorite information source for the Lowndes Senior Housing Practice Group, has a great new article regarding rising liability risk and liability insurance costs affecting senior housing communities – which includes …

Assisted Living strains to keep up with safety

A recent article in the New York Times reports on the problem in assisted living dementia care facilities of residents physically attacking other residents.  The estimate is that 8% of such residents are victims of …

The Employment Challenge in a Rising Wage Economy

Senior Housing News recently ran an article/editorial discussing the impact that wage pressure is having on the ability of Senior Living Communities to hire and retain staff without blowing the P&L.   In Central Florida, where …