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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

More Frequent Paydays Could Mean More Reliable Employees

A Florida fast food franchisee recently experimented with a pilot program which allowed employees to receive one-half of their pay for a shift the next day via a debit card (without any fees or other …

Demand for Employees Expected to Continue to Grow

It’s no secret that finding and keeping good employees is one of the keys to the success of any senior living facility.  Owners and operators are  having to become more and more creative in offering …

Growing Rideshare Program Gives Brookdale a ‘Lyft’

Tim Mullaney at Senior Housing News has an interesting new article (posted below) on how Brookdale Senior Living is partnering with a ride-sharing company to provide residents greater flexibility in solving their transportation needs. Are …

Luxury Senior Living on the Rise

Senior Housing News recently published an interesting article on the increasing demand for luxury senior living (read the full article at http://seniorhousingnews.com/2016/08/23/luxury-senior-living-booming/).  The gist of the article is that many Baby Boomers are retiring with …