Tips From Brookdale, CVS, Walgreens On a Successful Covid-19 Vaccine Rollout

With the first doses in the U.S. administered Monday, the senior living industry is close to distributing the Covid-19 vaccine among residents and staff. In fact, senior living residents and staff could start seeing the vaccine delivered to their communities as early as about a week from now, according to Dr. Ruth Link-Gelles, who is […]

Why Senior Living Leaders Are Divided On How Fast Pent-Up Demand Will Restore Occupancy

Since the early days of the pandemic, some senior living industry leaders have expressed optimism that Covid-19 is creating pent-up demand that will break through once coronavirus vaccines are distributed and the public health crisis comes under control. But as a vaccine appears imminent, the evidence and outlook on pent-up demand is mixed, with some […]

Hiring Displaces Retention as Top Senior Living Labor Challenge

Hiring employees is now the top labor challenge for the senior living industry, and unsurprisingly, Covid-19 is a big reason why. That’s according to a new “Workforce 360” report from OnShift, a company that provides senior living workforce software and services. For its latest report, OnShift heard from more than 2,100 senior living industry professionals, […]

CDC Eases Covid-19 Quarantine Guidance, Could Benefit Senior Living

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday eased quarantine guidance related to Covid-19, and senior living providers welcomed the news. Previously, the CDC recommended that individuals quarantine for 14 days after exposure to someone with Covid-19. The new guidelines recommend that people can stop quarantining after 7 days if they receive a […]

How Senior Living Providers Are Preparing for Covid-19 Vaccine Logistics

Senior living providers are eagerly awaiting a Covid-19 vaccine — but the logistics around inoculating residents and associates are complex. On Wednesday, the United Kingdom authorized a Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer for emergency use, increasing hopes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will follow suit in short order. While it appears that a vaccine […]

CDC Panel Votes to Include Assisted Living Workers, Residents in First Phase of Covid-19 Vaccination

A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) panel is recommending that workers and residents of long-term care facilities, such as assisted living communities and skilled nursing facilities, should be among the first people to receive a Covid-19 vaccine when it’s available. The CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) on Tuesday voted 13 to […]

70% of Senior Living Operators, Developers Report Postponing Construction Projects

The coronavirus pandemic is having an unfavorable impact on senior housing development, with developers and operators across the country postponing projects until the pandemic is under control. And they are using this time to revise plans in the hopes of creating more appealing and resilient communities. That’s one finding from a survey by Senior Housing […]