Retail Struggles Become Senior Housing Opportunities

By: Shawn Rader On October 25, John F. Wasik penned an interesting article in The New York Times regarding the conversion of shopping mall properties into senior housing. With over 25,000 stores perhaps closing by the …

Should Assisted Living Facilities Venture into In-Home Care?

By: Shawn Rader Recently in the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Alina Tugend published an article pointing out that while early long-term care policies did not cover in-home care, more recent ones permit coverage for caretakers from …

Co-Housing for Seniors

By Shawn Rader: In the October 4th issue of Senior Housing News, Tim Mullaney discusses the movement towards co-housing as a senior living alternative which might better address the issues of loneliness, isolation and depression …

Florida Issues Rules Permitting Senior Living Visitation

By: John Ruffier and James Walson Since March, the Division of Emergency Management for the State of Florida has suspended visiting rights at senior living facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic to all but “compassionate …

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 …

Florida Nursing Homes to Reopen to Visitors

By: John Ruffier The State of Florida appears finally ready to allow visitors to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Soon after the initial outbreak of COVID-19, Florida had issued an emergency order prohibiting visitation to …

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 …