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 […]

This Population Doesn’t Understand: Rising to Covid-19 Challenges in Memory Care

The coronavirus pandemic poses new challenges by the day to long-term care providers across the continuum. But the challenges are even more pronounced for memory care operators. Those challenges include limiting the ability of memory care residents to walk about freely and congregate with each other, and ensuring their daily routines are as unaffected by […]

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, […]

No Turning Back: Senior Living Finally Enters Digital Age as a Result of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed how much the senior care industry lags in embracing technology for workforces and residents, and now providers are sprinting to implement solutions. As a result, technology providers are clocking huge surges in demand, with telehealth solutions and resident engagement/communication tools among the most sought-after products. This marks a jaw-dropping development […]

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 […]

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, […]