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 …

Senior Living Communities Now Being Rated On Inclusiveness

By John Ruffier: A joint effort between SAGE (www.sageusa.org) and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (www.HRC.org) is resulting in the creation of the “Long-Term Care Equality Index (LEI)”, which will measure how well senior living …

Important Year End Deadline for Opportunity Zones

By: Amanda Wilson Opportunity zones provide a powerful tool for taxpayers to defer recognizing their capital gains if they roll over their investment into a qualified opportunity zone fund, and offer investors the potential of …

Gift Giving During the Holiday Season

By: Hallie Fisher.  Gift-giving is an important part of the holiday season. Our society places a huge importance on gift-giving, and we all understand that gifts are a great way to show gratitude, friendship, and …

Hurricane Season is Here – Is Your Facility Ready?

Senior Housing News recently published an interesting article (https://seniorhousingnews.com/2019/07/30/5-months-no-electricity-what-insignia-senior-living-learned-from-its-hurricane-ordeal/) discussing lessons learned by Insignia Senior Living from when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico two years ago – and left their facility with no electricity for …

Senior Housing and the LGBT Senior Community

By: Shawn Rader.  The Real Deal reported a Thirty Million Dollar affordable housing project in Long Island aimed at the LGBT Senior community. It is open to all and is being funded by State and …

Labor Market Challenges

By:  Shawn Rader.  A recent article by Beth Burnham Mace in the National Real Estate Investor talked about labor market conditions for the senior housing sector as being extremely challenging. While wages are rising especially …

Resident Default.

By: Shawn Rader. When a resident has failed to pay their monthly fee,  what remedy does the ALF owner have under Florida law?  It is not the same as a residential eviction under Chapter 83 …

Wellness initiatives

Wellness initiatives continue to be a larger part of workplace and living environments. This is also true in the senior living environment. There are many excellent programs and ideas meant to increase the wellness of …

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 …