COO Outlook: Expect Senior Living Occupancy Rebound, Workforce Challenges in 2021

With the senior living industry largely focused on when occupancy will start to recover, chief operating officers with provider companies are focused on rebuilding census — and feeling optimistic about the prospects for 2021. In fact, several COOs indicated that they are less worried about restoring occupancy than they are about looming workforce challenges. With […]

Memory Care Sector Starts to Stabilize, Rebuild After Harrowing Pandemic Challenges

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released a report that found patients with dementia were more likely to contract Covid-19 than their healthier counterparts. It’s a reality known all too well by memory care providers, which had endured several years of headwinds before the pandemic forced them to confront even more harrowing challenges.  Now, they are trying […]

Thrive Creates Coffee Truck to Connect with Referral Sources for Innovative New Community

As they seek to build back occupancy lost during the pandemic, senior living providers across the United States will have to work closely with all their potential referral sources. And with Covid-19 still limiting in-person interactions, Thrive Senior Living took a risk on a creative way to connect: a coffee truck. “Our teams locally have […]

A Giant Leap: Visitations Start to Resume in Senior Living, But Policies Differ Around U.S.

As senior living providers are hitting critical mass in their Covid-19 vaccination efforts, they are taking a big step toward normalcy by resuming more regular visitations. As Covid-19 swept across the United States last spring, senior living communities shut their doors to almost all visitors — including residents’ family members. In the ensuing months, isolation […]

Five Star’s Ageility Product Helps Offset Senior Housing Woes, Will Expand in 2021

Five Star Senior Living’s (Nasdaq: FVE) plans to expand its rehabilitation and wellness services portfolio in 2021, as the segment became an area of positive growth during 2020 and demand for rehab and wellness services increased throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The rehab and wellness arm helped to offset continued struggles with Five Star’s senior housing […]

Sabra’s Enlivant Portfolio Hit Hard in Q4, REIT Expects Resolution to Current JV in 2021

Sabra Health Care REIT’s (Nasdaq: SBRA) partner in its Enlivant joint venture, private equity firm TPG, wants a resolution to the partnership before the end of the year. But the Irvine, California-based health care real estate investment trust (REIT) is not going to rush into an agreement, CEO Rick Matros said Tuesday during Sabra’s Q4 […]

NHI CEO Hopeful Occupancy Losses Near Bottom After Headwinds Continued in Q4

The fourth quarter of 2020 brought more disruptions for National Health Investors’ (NYSE: NHI) senior housing tenants, but the company’s leaders are cautiously optimistic that better months are ahead. Recent positive trends in sales leads and vaccination rates, coupled with the prospect of more federal support for senior living providers this year, have given the […]

LTC to Trim Senior Lifestyle Portfolio Further, Build Relationships With Other Operators

Executives with LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) are seeking to further reduce the company’s Senior Lifestyle holdings this year, while at the same time building new operator relationships and growing existing ones. The Westlake Village, California-based real estate investment trust (REIT) yesterday disclosed it had transitioned 11 of its 23 assisted living communities leased to Senior […]

LTC Transitions 11 Properties From Senior Lifestyle to Other Operators

LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) has transitioned 11 assisted living communities leased to Senior Lifestyle to other operators. The Westlake Village, California-based real estate investment trust (REIT) disclosed Thursday in its fourth-quarter earnings release that it had changed the leases on 11 properties in Wisconsin, Ohio, and Illinois, going from Senior Lifestyle to two other operators. […]