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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Employment Challenge in a Rising Wage Economy

Senior Housing News recently ran an article/editorial discussing the impact that wage pressure is having on the ability of Senior Living Communities to hire and retain staff without blowing the P&L.   In Central Florida, where …

Overheard at NIC 2018 . . .

As always, the NIC Conference in Chicago is a great experience and an unique opportunity to connect  owners, managers, lenders and (of course) the attorneys that represent each of them.  Interesting conversations always ensue, and …

More Frequent Paydays Could Mean More Reliable Employees

A Florida fast food franchisee recently experimented with a pilot program which allowed employees to receive one-half of their pay for a shift the next day via a debit card (without any fees or other …

Dining for Dollars

  In the past the dining room in any assisted living facility was considered comparable to a dispensary—a necessary service facility for the residents.  Over time, some ALFs dressed them up with dress codes, decorations …