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Mather CEO: We Adapted $475M Highrise Project to Pandemic, Are 70% Pre-Sold

Mather was not planning for a global pandemic when the organization embarked on the creation of a $475 million-plus life plan community near Washington, D.C. But after Covid-19 struck, Mather listened to consumers, adapted the project design and reached the 70% pre-sold mark in September. That’s three months ahead of the schedule that was set […]

Federal Assisted Living Regulation May Now Be Inevitable, Could Bring Industry Benefits

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the integration of senior living communities within the broader U.S. health care system, which has opened new business opportunities but also increases the likelihood of federal regulations for assisted living. “I think it’s inevitable that we’re going to start to see a regulatory framework at the federal level,” Anne Tumlinson, […]

HHS Working to Resolve Delays in Relief Fund Distribution to Assisted Living

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is working through issues that are delaying the distribution of government relief funds to some assisted living providers, according to the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA). In September, HHS announced that private-pay assisted living providers would be able to tap into Provider Relief Funds, receiving up to […]

Senior Living’s Occupancy ‘Barbell’ Suggests Pandemic Winners, Losers

Although senior living occupancy rates are at historic lows as a result of Covid-19, the effect on a market-by-market basis is not uniform. As a result, operators with high occupancy rates are able to withstand continued disruption to operations better than providers struggling with occupancy woes, pre-pandemic. This was among the takeaways from a media […]

Why Innovations in Co-Housing Create Threats, Opportunities for Senior Living Providers

Co-living is not a new concept as an option for older adults — the classic series The Golden Girls brought a co-living arrangement to life on people’s television sets in the 1980s and 1990s. But innovations in co-living are dovetailing with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has aging baby boomers looking for alternatives to traditional, communal […]

Pandemic Prompts CCRCs To Diversify Services, Refocus On Value Prop to Consumers

Nearly seven months into the Covid-19 pandemic, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are assessing their financial positions and operational practices, and are beginning to execute on longer-term strategies in response to new market conditions and consumer expectations. For example, some CCRCs — also known as life plan communities — are expanding non-campus services and launching […]

Covid-19 Bulletin: Rent Concessions, Agency Staffing Become More Common; Updated Heroes Act Does Not Fund ‘Hero Pay’

Senior Housing News recognizes the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic, so we will be periodically updating this bulletin to keep you apprised of developments, focusing on news and information that we identify as especially pertinent to senior living. The team at SHN knows how important your work is right now; we thank you and your […]

Nonprofit Senior Living Model of the Future Emerges As Providers Expand, Diversify

While for-profit senior living providers are still expanding at a much more rapid pace, nonprofits are continuing to gain scale and sophistication in the midst of Covid-19, and are strategizing about how best to compete and command market share coming out of the pandemic. The “optimum” nonprofit senior living system of the future likely will […]