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 […]

Senior Living Capital Markets at ‘Peak Volatility,’ But Sector Has Advantages

The Covid-19 pandemic has created an environment of peak volatility for senior living, but the industry’s need-based, recession-resilient components open it up to available sources of liquidity. And as a real estate class, it is far more stable than other product such as retail and hotels. Already, lenders are retreating to the sidelines, becoming extremely […]

Dining at a Distance: Senior Living Culinary Teams Make Tough Decisions Due To Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has forced many senior living providers to retool their dining programs in short order. The operational challenges have been intense and in some cases “gut-wrenching,” as they fly in the face of dining leaders’ natural inclinations to bring residents together and offer the highest-caliber experiences possible. Indeed, many providers have spent considerable […]

Innovator Bill Thomas: Covid-19 Will Lead to Senior Living ‘Reset’ Lasting 3 to 5 Years

Dr. Bill Thomas believes that the senior care industry’s initial response to the Covid-19 pandemic has been exceptional and inspiring, overall. As the outbreak continues to spread and more positive tests for the virus emerge, however, the next phase of response will tax the industry’s resources in unimaginable ways — and change senior housing and […]