AHCA/NCAL Pushes Government for $5 Billion in Assisted Living Covid-19 Aid

The American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) is seeking $5 billion from the federal government to aid assisted living communities as they grapple with Covid-19. The industry association asked the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) for the funding relief to help support the senior living industry’s outsized testing, supply […]

New CMS Guidance Can Help Assisted Living Buildings Re-Open, Testing an Issue

On Monday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued guidance to ensure that nursing homes have safe re-opening plans as states prepare to relax lockdowns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic. The guidance includes benchmarks that may be adopted by independent living and assisted living communities transitioning from their own access restrictions. But it […]

White House Offers ‘Practically Nothing’ to Assisted Living, Pledges Nursing Home Aid

President Donald Trump praised his administration’s efforts in protecting older adults from Covid-19 — but LeadingAge, an association of non-profit senior service providers, believes far more must be done. Trump announced the federal government’s newest move to aid older adults living in nursing homes during a White House event titled “Protecting America’s Seniors” Thursday. Included […]

Enlivant Community Among First To Go Through Full-Scale Covid-19 Evacuation

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a Nebraska assisted living facility operated by Enlivant to evacuate its residents to other homes and undergo a full-scale disinfection process. A similar situation played out in New Jersey, raising the prospect that temporary facility closures will be among the Covid-19 effects that senior living providers must cope with. The […]

Aegis President: Fast-Moving Coronavirus Situation Demands Extraordinary Precautions, Calm Mindset

Senior living providers across the country are taking steps to guard against COVID-19 and have protocols in place should the novel coronavirus infect residents or staff members. But the situation is most urgent for providers with a significant footprint in Washington state, where the first U.S. coronavirus deaths occurred and where the virus has already […]

Rising Occupancy Sparks Hope of Assisted Living Turnaround

After years of oversupply, recent data suggests a turnaround could be taking hold for assisted living. Some of the nation’s largest providers expect to gain further momentum in the months ahead, although some areas of the country have yet to benefit from improved market dynamics. Fourth quarter 2019 data from the National Investment Center for […]

Hospice Provider’s Assisted Living Acquisition Highlights Growing Trend

Prairie Home Hospice & Community Care, a Marshall, Minnesota-based provider of hospice and home health services, announced last month that it was acquiring Fieldcrest Assisted Living in nearby Cottonwood. The community will begin operating under Prairie Home’s license on March 1. This is the latest example of the increasing interest hospice providers are showing in […]