COVID IMPACTS SENIOR HOUSING CONSTRUCTION

By John Ruffier:  The impact of the COVID-19 Coronavirus is not limited to making it harder to sell a senior living community due to nervous buyers and lenders (although we are seeing a thaw).  Senior …

CDC Guidelines for Assisted Living Facilities

By Shawn Rader The CDC has composed guidelines for ALFs to follow during the pandemic to best protect the lives of residents, who by age and preexisting conditions, are most susceptible to the Covid virus. The …

Changes to Dining Plans in Senior Housing

By Hallie Fisher:  Baby Boomers will be the next generation to enter independent and assisted living facilities, and those who move by choice will be discerning when it comes to choosing a facility. It’s no …

Technology and the Human Connection in Senior Living

By Hallie Fisher:  Technology has been making our lives more convenient for decades, and nothing has highlighted this reality more than the pandemic. It is now the norm to have groceries and gourmet food delivered …

Balancing Care and Protection Against Quality of Life

(New York Times, August 14, 2020) Early in the pandemic, 40% of deaths were residents or staff members of long term care facilities.  As a result, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services ordered a …

Small-House Senior Living in the Age of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Matthew McMurtrey: In the age of the COVID-19 pandemic, demand for small-house senior living operations may increase. According to a recent Harris Poll survey, over one-third of urban dwellers have stated that the COVID-19 …

Senior Living Communities Now Being Rated On Inclusiveness

By John Ruffier: A joint effort between SAGE (www.sageusa.org) and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (www.HRC.org) is resulting in the creation of the “Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI)”, which will measure how well senior living …

Gift Giving During the Holiday Season

By: Hallie Fisher.  Gift-giving is an important part of the holiday season. Our society places a huge importance on gift-giving, and we all understand that gifts are a great way to show gratitude, friendship, and …