Resident Newsletters: Good Idea or Disasters Waiting to Happen?

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …