Aegis Adapts to Shifting Development Landscape, On Track to Double Portfolio Size

The Covid-19 pandemic has created impediments to development, but Aegis Living is still on track to double its portfolio size within a decade. The Bellevue, Washington-based assisted living and memory care provider currently has 32 communities in operation and eight under development. So, about three communities need to be added each year for the next […]

33% of Senior Housing Residents Are Unwilling to Be Tested for Covid-19

A sizable cohort of senior housing residents and their families do not want to be tested for Covid-19, while an equal-sized segment is willing to be tested monthly. Senior housing residents and their families also are overwhelmingly satisfied with the industry’s response to Covid-19, and want tighter community restrictions on visitors to remain in place […]

Merrill Gardens President: Google Nest Initiative Has Made Me ‘A Believer’ In the Tech

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically accelerated the adoption of technology within senior living, with communities across the nation rapidly implementing a variety of tools. One of the most high-profile tech rollouts of 2020 has been occurring at buildings operated by Merrill Gardens, where Google has been deploying Nest Hub Max devices with adaptations for older […]

Kisco Senior Living To Ease Covid-19 Restrictions By Using Pooled Testing

Kisco Senior Living is moving toward more normalized operations by utilizing rapid, “pooled” Covid-19 testing — similar to the approach taken by the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL). “We’re excited about what it’ll bring to our residents and the confidence it provides our families,” Ed Ward, vice president of operations […]

Investors, Developers Cool on Senior Housing as Covid-19 Pandemic Drags On

Last year, it looked as though senior housing would remain among the most attractive real estate prospects for investors and developers in 2020 — then came Covid-19. No doubt spooked by a deadly disease that disproportionately affects older adults, investors and developers turned their attention to other property types when looking ahead to 2021, including […]

Ripple Effects of Pandemic Hit Senior Living Providers As Resident Wellness Deteriorates

The senior living industry has done much to prevent residents and staff from contracting Covid-19 over the past seven months — but even necessary safety measures have a cost. Now, providers are dealing with the ripple effects of Covid-19, as deteriorating resident wellness leads to worse health outcomes and possible drags on occupancy. After months […]

How Brightview and Trilogy Harnessed Tech for Covid-19 Communication, Transparency

Communicating with residents and associates was already a challenge for the senior living industry. But Covid-19 made communication an even bigger challenge — and, an even more important practice — than before the pandemic began. Providers such as Baltimore-based Brightview Senior Living and Louisville, Kentucky-based Trilogy Health Services have had to think creatively about ways […]