Wellness Push Into Senior Living Facilities

By Brendan Lynch: Covid has changed the way that many of us live, and certainly the way that many of us do business. Throughout many industries, there is an increased push towards wellness initiatives (including …

Florida’s Minimum Wage Rises to $10.00 on September 30

Effective September 30, 2021, the minimum wage in Florida will increase to $10.00 per hour from its current rate of $8.65 per hour. The increase stems from a state constitutional amendment, approved by Florida voters …

Seniors Looking for Technology When Making Senior Housing Choices

By: John Ruffier K4Connect recently released its “Summer Insights Report” extolling the values that technology can bring to senior living communities.  While not surprising that a poll conducted by a company specializing in technology within the senior living …

Bank Consolidation Poses Challenges for Senior Living Communities

By: John Ruffier A representative from specialty investment bank Ziegler recently sat down with Senior Housing News and explained how the fact that nearly half of all U.S. banks have been acquired or gone out of business in the last 20 …

Senior Living Communities Not Immune from Staffing Shortages

By: John Ruffier Seemingly everywhere you go these days you hear about worker shortages – in restaurants, stores, factories – the list goes on and on. Not surprisingly, senior living communities and their operators are …

Pandemic Leads Families to Care for Loved Ones at Home

By: Shawn Rader On May 6, 2021, in The New York Times, Reed Abelson wrote an article entitled, “Covid Forces Families to Rethink Nursing Care.” Of course, nursing homes are not assisted living facilities; nevertheless, …