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 …

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 …

Have an Open Like-Kind Exchange? Don’t Fall Into This Trap

By:  Amanda Wilson A common tax planning tool for real estate transactions is to engage in a like-kind exchange of real estate.  If structured properly, a taxpayer can sell real property (the relinquished property) and …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Creative Senior Living

By Shawn Rader: In an article by Tim Mullaney in the Senior Housing News, he addresses the challenges faced by senior living providers in dealing with the next generation of senior living residents, the baby …

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 …

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 …