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 […]

Aegis Living CEO: Is The Management Contract Dead?

By Dwayne J. Clark, Co-founder and CEO, Aegis Living When I first started out in the senior housing industry 34 years ago, management contracts were not only commonplace, they were highly sought after. As they say, “That was then, this is now.” Back in my early days in the industry, an owner/developer would put out […]

11 Markets With Weak Assisted Living Rent Growth

When it comes to assisted living rent growth, senior living providers in some markets are lagging behind. In fact, there are 11 major metro areas where assisted living rent growth and occupancy is behind the curve, according to a new report from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). The report, authored […]

Assisted Living Administrator Salaries Jumped 3.6% in 2019

Wages for salaried and hourly assisted living employees continued an upward trend in 2019, with administrator salaries seeing the largest average increases. That’s according to a Senior Housing News analysis of the most recent Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report from the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service, an annual release that is produced with support […]

Aegis President: Senior Living Industry Must Reposition Quickly to Attract Talent

Going into 2020, Aegis Living is taking an entrepreneurial approach to meet intense workforce challenges. And the provider’s president, Kris Engskov, is pushing for a broader industry effort. “I am concerned about how fast we need to reposition the industry,” he told Senior Housing News. Specifically, Engskov does not believe that senior living as a […]

Federal Lawsuit Claims CVS Health/Omnicare Improperly Refilled Meds Across 3,000-Plus Senior Living Communities

Long-term care pharmacy giant Omnicare and its parent company CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) are defendants in a federal lawsuit alleging that hundreds of thousands of drugs were improperly dispensed to senior housing residents over a period of years. The complaint, filed Tuesday by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office, and an accompanying press release name-check several […]