Resident Newsletters: Good Idea or Disasters Waiting to Happen?

table with newsletter, eyeglasses and coffee cup

By: John Ruffier Senior Housing News recently reported about a resident newsletter at a Yonkers, New York, community that has garnered national and international attention. Frustrated with what she viewed as a lack of transparency …

Senior Living—A Place for Mom

  By Shawn Rader: Senior Living – A Place for Mom, published a guide for people looking for assisted living facilities.  It occurred to me that it might make sense for an ALF to review …

Senior Housing Occupancy Rates – The Road to Recovery

By: Matthew McMurtrey In a recent article published by Senior Housing News, Chuck Sudo discusses senior housing occupancy rate predictions for 2021. Many older individuals chose to suspend their plans to move into senior housing …

COVID Impacts Senior Housing Construction

| John Ruffier |  The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic 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). …

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 …