NIC Notes

By John Ruffier, Chair of the Lowndes Senior Housing Practice Group In case you are not one of the over 3,000 people attending the 2019 NIC Fall Conference in Chicago, we thought we’d share a …

2019 End of Year Senior Housing Survey

We are constantly studying industry trends to best help our clients stay successful! As we approach the final stretch of 2019, we would appreciate your help by taking this five question survey to let us …

Hurricane Season is Here – Is Your Facility Ready?

Senior Housing News recently published an interesting article (https://seniorhousingnews.com/2019/07/30/5-months-no-electricity-what-insignia-senior-living-learned-from-its-hurricane-ordeal/) discussing lessons learned by Insignia Senior Living from when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico two years ago – and left their facility with no electricity for …

Senior Housing and the LGBT Senior Community

By: Shawn Rader.  The Real Deal reported a Thirty Million Dollar affordable housing project in Long Island aimed at the LGBT Senior community. It is open to all and is being funded by State and …

Creative Senior Living

By Shawn Rader: In an article by Tim Mullaney in the Senior Housing News, he addresses the challenges faced by senior living providers in dealing with the next generation of senior living residents, the baby …

Real Estate Safe Harbor for 20% QBI Deduction

By:  Amanda Wilson Section 199A introduced a new 20% deduction for qualified business income (previously discussed here).  To qualify for the deduction, income must be from a trade or business.  Many senior living communities hold …

Labor Market Challenges

By:  Shawn Rader.  A recent article by Beth Burnham Mace in the National Real Estate Investor talked about labor market conditions for the senior housing sector as being extremely challenging. While wages are rising especially …

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’ …