Top Senior Housing Dining Trends During Covid-19, and Beyond

Senior living residents are going to want to socialize when they emerge from isolation — and providers will likely need to adjust their dining programs in order to cater to their newly busy lifestyles. From more grab-and-go meal kits and staggered mealtimes to mobile ice cream carts and online grocery shopping platforms, residents in social […]

Covid-19 Changes ‘All Protocols’ For Senior Living Admissions, Creates Legal Gray Areas

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted just about every facet of senior living operations — including when to allow admission of new residents and how that process is handled. On one hand, senior living providers must maintain occupancy levels to keep revenue flowing, and that means admitting new residents. Particularly in assisted living and memory care, […]

Dining at a Distance: Senior Living Culinary Teams Make Tough Decisions Due To Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many senior living providers to retool their dining programs in short order. The operational challenges have been intense and in some cases “gut-wrenching,” as they fly in the face of dining leaders’ natural inclinations to bring residents together and offer the highest-caliber experiences possible. Indeed, many providers have spent considerable […]

Affinity Parts With COO, Furloughs 70 Workers In Move Hastened by Covid-19

Affinity Living Group (ALG) has furloughed 70 corporate workers and parted ways with a handful of company leaders — including its COO, Neal Lail. As part of a corporate restructuring, Affinity on Monday parted ways with Lail and its senior vice president of operations. The Hickory, North Carolina-based company also furloughed its senior vice president […]

How Phoenix Senior Living Is Responding To Covid-19 In Its Community

Last week, Phoenix Senior Living got the news every other provider is dreading right now: three of its residents at a community in Canton, Georgia, had symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Days later, all three had a presumptive positive test result. For the Roswell, Georgia-based senior living provider, the moment […]