Tax Reform Brings New Interest Expense Limitation

By:  Amanda Wilson The Tax Cut and Jobs Act introduced a new rule limiting a businesses ability to deduct interest expense, which can have a significant impact in the senior living area as facilities often …

Scrutiny of Assisted Living Facilities

  By: Shawn Rader:  On February 4th,  the New York Times had an article which should give the ALF industry pause.  It reported that at the request of four senators, the Government Accountability Office commissioned …

Aging Population Continues to Drive Real Estate

By: Shawn Rader Recently, Integra Realty Resources published a report that predicts overall growth in today’s senior population, click here to read the report. The aging population will be a significant tailwind for real estate …

Growing Trends and Competition

In the Industry, it is good to keep up with growing trends and competition.  In that regard, the Pioneer Valley Cohousing Community in Amherst, Massachusetts is an example. For now, cohousing communities are still a …

Dining for Dollars

  In the past the dining room in any assisted living facility was considered comparable to a dispensary—a necessary service facility for the residents.  Over time, some ALFs dressed them up with dress codes, decorations …

Six Things To Know About the New Pass Through Income Deduction

By:  Amanda Wilson The ownership structures for senior living facilities often involve pass-through entities such as partnerships and REITs.  The tax reform legislation that was signed into law last month introduces a deduction for pass-through …

Arbitration and Eviction: A Recipe for Delay

By: James Walson.  Leases in an independent living component of an assisted living facility will often contain an arbitration provision.  Although arbitration can be helpful in reducing litigation expenses, arbitration can lead to significant delay …

What Caregivers Can Do to Create a Dependable Bedtime Routine

Adequate sleep is essential to good health. Unfortunately, sleep can be difficult for elderly people and their caretakers, particularly among elderly people who are disabled. Physical pain, emotional stress, or challenging sleep environments can make …

Are Your Partnerships Ready for 2018?

By:  Amanda Wilson While the news is filled with the ongoing tax reform activity in Congress, there is one tax change that is already in place to take effect January 1, 2018 – the repeal …