Independent Living Faces Covid-19 Vulnerabilities As Less Needs-Based Product

Compared to assisted living and memory care, independent living and active adult communities can be harder to secure during the coronavirus pandemic. The better health, mobility and independent nature of their census can make social distancing a bigger ask, and the leaner staffing necessary to operate these communities means residents have less support in the […]

Covid-19 Is Costing The Springs Living, But Provider Will ‘Hold the Line’

The senior living industry may come out of the new pandemic era with an even stronger position than before — but in the meantime, operators are taking a hit on net operating income and are relying on support from their capital partners and even their competitors to weather the storm. For example, McMinnville, Oregon-based provider […]

Covid-19 News Bulletin: Assisted Living Covid-19 Cases Exceed 700; Occupancy Dipped Slightly Before Pandemic Struck

Senior Housing News recognizes the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic, so we will be updating this bulletin to keep you apprised of the latest 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 […]

48 Hours with Pegasus’ ‘Field Commander’ Leading Covid-19 Fight

When Dr. Sandra Petersen joined the health and wellness team of Pegasus Senior Living as a consultant in early February, she expected to help roll out a new memory care program. Then came Covid-19, and everything seemed to change overnight. Now, Petersen is in the thick of managing the Dallas-based provider’s Covid-19 response. From her […]

Top Senior Housing Dining Trends During Covid-19, and Beyond

Senior living residents are going to want to socialize when they emerge from isolation — and providers will likely need to adjust their dining programs in order to cater to their newly busy lifestyles. From more grab-and-go meal kits and staggered mealtimes to mobile ice cream carts and online grocery shopping platforms, residents in social […]

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 […]