NBA ‘Super Agent’ Teams with Industry Veteran to Launch LifeStar Living

Sports “super agent” David Falk has founded a senior living development and operating company, LifeStar Living, that will be led by industry veteran Joel Anderson. Falk — famous for being Michael Jordan’s agent, representing a roster of other superstars such as Patrick Ewing and Dominique Wilkins, and producing the movie Space Jam — has been […]

USA Today Raises Concerns About Covid-19 Fees for Assisted Living Residents

A USA Today article on long term care facilities charging higher service fees during the coronavirus pandemic shines another spotlight on the rising expenses incurred by providers — and raises questions about whether assisted living operators are unfairly passing on costs to residents. The article focuses largely on a resident at Legend of Mansfield, a […]

Fellowship Village Benefits from Covid-19 Antibody Tests, Juniper Plans Pilot

Fellowship Village, a life plan community in New Jersey, is well on its way to reopening thanks in part to Covid-19 antibody testing. And other providers, including Juniper Communities, are also beginning to utilize antibody tests as part of their regimens. The antibody test differs from the PCR “nasal swab” kit in one main way: […]

Covid-19 Opened the Telehealth Floodgates, But Barriers Remain in Senior Living

Over the past three months, senior living providers have embraced telehealth during shelter-in-place orders. At the same time, the way providers and residents use telehealth, along with the forces propelling it forward, continue to evolve. Changes in federal policy and new flexibilities from insurers — some of them from before the pandemic — have made […]

Covid-19 Bulletin: Legal Immunity for California Providers in Doubt; Massachusetts Slow to Report Covid-19 Assisted Living Data

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 […]

OneDay Business Doubles As Video Content Becomes Senior Living Essential

Dallas-based startup OneDay has doubled its business since the onset of Covid-19 in March, providing a clear signal of the huge role that video content has played in senior living operations during the pandemic. When Covid-19 first reached the United States, about 2,000 senior living communities were using OneDay, and that number has now reached […]

Senior Living Providers Develop New Move-In Protocols as Nation Reopens

Do not expect a “return to normal” for senior living move-ins as the nation gradually reopens during the coronavirus pandemic. New residents will need to be prepared for testing prior to moving in, quarantine periods before joining the larger census and the continuation of virtual tours and sales processes in searching for the right community. […]