Dementia Care in Assisted Living Facilities

By: Shawn Rader Of the 300,000 assisted living facilities in the country, some specialize in residents with dementia, and suggest the following activities for these residents: Socializing one on one with conversation of reading a …

FDA Approves Second Booster Dose

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By: Shawn Rader On Tuesday, March 28th, the US Food and Drug Administration approved a second booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19 vaccines out of a concern for a potential surge in cases …

Using Your Salespeople to Recruit Staff

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By: John Ruffier Senior Housing News recently spotlighted New Jersey-based Juniper Communities’ innovative use of its sales staff to recruit individuals to work in their communities. As it turns out, the same people who sell …

Senior Housing Leaders Optimistic on 2022 Outlook

By: John Ruffier Senior Housing News recently released a survey of leaders within the senior housing industry who, despite the headwinds of COVID and hiring stresses, are optimistic about the industry as we head into …

Top 10 Anticipated Trends in Senior Housing for 2022

By: John Ruffier. Senior Housing News recently published its predictions for the top ten trends that will affect the senior housing industry in 2022. It is an interesting list and includes some fascinating strategies that …

Luxury Senior Living Targets Boomers

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By Shawn Rader On November 27th in The New York Times, Steven Kurutz reviewed three luxury senior living locations in New York City, as representing a small but recent trend in senior living for Baby …

Wellness Push Into Senior Living Facilities

By Brendan Lynch: Covid has changed the way that many of us live, and certainly the way that many of us do business. Throughout many industries, there is an increased push towards wellness initiatives (including …

Florida’s Minimum Wage Rises to $10.00 on September 30

Effective September 30, 2021, the minimum wage in Florida will increase to $10.00 per hour from its current rate of $8.65 per hour. The increase stems from a state constitutional amendment, approved by Florida voters …

Seniors Looking for Technology When Making Senior Housing Choices

By: John Ruffier K4Connect recently released its “Summer Insights Report” extolling the values that technology can bring to senior living communities.  While not surprising that a poll conducted by a company specializing in technology within the senior living …

Bank Consolidation Poses Challenges for Senior Living Communities

By: John Ruffier A representative from specialty investment bank Ziegler recently sat down with Senior Housing News and explained how the fact that nearly half of all U.S. banks have been acquired or gone out of business in the last 20 …

Senior Living Communities Not Immune from Staffing Shortages

By: John Ruffier Seemingly everywhere you go these days you hear about worker shortages – in restaurants, stores, factories – the list goes on and on. Not surprisingly, senior living communities and their operators are …

Pandemic Leads Families to Care for Loved Ones at Home

By: Shawn Rader On May 6, 2021, in The New York Times, Reed Abelson wrote an article entitled, “Covid Forces Families to Rethink Nursing Care.” Of course, nursing homes are not assisted living facilities; nevertheless, …

2021 Property Tax Valuations Being Determined

By: Brendan Lynch All around Florida, the elected county Property Appraiser in each of our state’s 67 counties is starting to determine 2021 valuations for property tax assessment purposes. Property tax valuations are ultimately published …

Aging at Home Becomes a Popular Option During Pandemic

By: Shawn Rader Aging at home is the new trend. An article in The New York Times on April 4, 2021, talks about the movement of people away from institutional housing such as nursing homes and senior living facilities which has …

Senior Housing Occupancy Rates – The Road to Recovery

By: Matthew McMurtrey In a recent article published by Senior Housing News, Chuck Sudo discusses senior housing occupancy rate predictions for 2021. Many older individuals chose to suspend their plans to move into senior housing …

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 …

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 …

Preparing for the Next Covid-Like Outbreak

By John Ruffier:  Senior Housing News recently featured an interesting article discussing the new and increased focus of senior living communities on infection control.  Smart leasers are looking beyond the short-term obligation to deal with …

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 …

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 …

Baby Boomers Continue to Push the Trends in Senior Living

Baby Boomers spent more money in life on leisure activities than previous generations,  and will therefore demand the types of lifestyle they have experienced.  Restful rooms with Wi-Fi connections, expresso bars and cafes with healthy …

Your 2017 Predictions (Part Five of Five)

Our final question to participants was an open-ended one:  what are their biggest concerns for the coming year.  As you’ll see from the results below, there are a wide variety of concerns – a few …