Covid-19 News Bulletin: Senior Living Excluded From First $30B Of CARES Act Relief; Brookdale Hiring for 4,500 Openings

Senior Housing News recognizes the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic, so we will be updating this bulletin to keep you apprised of the latest developments, focusing on news and information that we identify as especially pertinent to senior living. The team at SHN knows how important your work is right now; we thank you and […]

BMO Analysis: 50% Decline a Worst-Case Scenario, But Historically Low Senior Housing Occupancy Could Be Coming

Senior housing occupancy could fall by as much as 50% this year due to Covid-19 — as Bloomberg reported — but this is a worst-case scenario, according to BMO Capital Markets Analyst John Kim. Less dramatic occupancy declines are more likely, yet even these relatively gentler drops could put occupancy at historically low levels. BMO […]

Phoenix Senior Living Will Take Overflow Patients to Help Hospitals Maintain Capacity

Phoenix Senior Living will begin providing care for people who in normal circumstances would be hospitalized, to help overburdened hospitals in Atlanta maintain capacity for the most critically ill patients during the Covid-19 pandemic. Roswell, Georgia-based Phoenix operates 19 communities in its home state, with the majority of those buildings in and around Atlanta. Initially, […]

SHN Poll: 80% of Providers Expect Covid-19 In Their Communities, Supply Shortage the Top Challenge

Senior living providers nationwide have been working diligently to prevent Covid-19 infections in their buildings — but an overwhelming majority believe that the coronavirus will appear in their communities.  Nearly 80% of respondents to a Senior Housing News survey said that Covid-19 is likely to appear in their buildings that have not yet had diagnosed […]

3 Covid-19 Predictions for Senior Housing: Occupancy, Pandemic Duration, Industry Recovery

The senior housing industry is facing steep challenges that shift each day as the Covid-19 pandemic spreads and the nation’s response evolves. In this dynamic environment, making predictions could be a fool’s errand, yet owners, operators and investors are seeking some basis around which to craft strategies. With this in mind, here are three scenarios […]

48 Hours in a Senior Living Covid-19 War Room

As the Covid-19 crisis swiftly escalated across the United States over the last two weeks, senior living providers sprang into action, reconfiguring every aspect of operations. The effort has demanded unparalleled coordination between corporate offices and community frontlines, and necessitated constant communication with associates, residents and residents’ loved ones. Omaha, Nebraska-based Heritage Communities created a […]