No Turning Back: Senior Living Finally Enters Digital Age as a Result of Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed how much the senior care industry lags in embracing technology for workforces and residents, and now providers are sprinting to implement solutions. As a result, technology providers are clocking huge surges in demand, with telehealth solutions and resident engagement/communication tools among the most sought-after products. This marks a jaw-dropping development […]

Enlivant Community Among First To Go Through Full-Scale Covid-19 Evacuation

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced a Nebraska assisted living facility operated by Enlivant to evacuate its residents to other homes and undergo a full-scale disinfection process. A similar situation played out in New Jersey, raising the prospect that temporary facility closures will be among the Covid-19 effects that senior living providers must cope with. The […]

Covid-19 Changes ‘All Protocols’ For Senior Living Admissions, Creates Legal Gray Areas

The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted just about every facet of senior living operations — including when to allow admission of new residents and how that process is handled. On one hand, senior living providers must maintain occupancy levels to keep revenue flowing, and that means admitting new residents. Particularly in assisted living and memory care, […]

SHN Poll: 80% of Providers Expect Covid-19 In Their Communities, Supply Shortage the Top Challenge

Senior living providers nationwide have been working diligently to prevent Covid-19 infections in their buildings — but an overwhelming majority believe that the coronavirus will appear in their communities.  Nearly 80% of respondents to a Senior Housing News survey said that Covid-19 is likely to appear in their buildings that have not yet had diagnosed […]

3 Covid-19 Predictions for Senior Housing: Occupancy, Pandemic Duration, Industry Recovery

The senior housing industry is facing steep challenges that shift each day as the Covid-19 pandemic spreads and the nation’s response evolves. In this dynamic environment, making predictions could be a fool’s errand, yet owners, operators and investors are seeking some basis around which to craft strategies. With this in mind, here are three scenarios […]

48 Hours in a Senior Living Covid-19 War Room

As the Covid-19 crisis swiftly escalated across the United States over the last two weeks, senior living providers sprang into action, reconfiguring every aspect of operations. The effort has demanded unparalleled coordination between corporate offices and community frontlines, and necessitated constant communication with associates, residents and residents’ loved ones. Omaha, Nebraska-based Heritage Communities created a […]