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 …

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). …

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 …

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 …

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 …

What will happen to my 2020 Property Taxes?

By Brendan Lynch:  As the pandemic continues to ravage many industries, senior living facilities continue to stand apart as specially impacted properties. From the outset of the COVID-19 crisis, these facilities have been in the …

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 …