Kisco Curbs Covid-19 Expenses With $100K Investment in Dining Supplies

From personal protective equipment and new technology to labor costs, senior living providers throughout the industry are contending with growing expenses responding to the coronavirus pandemic. Even seemingly straightforward operational adjustments can some with outsized and in some cases unexpected new costs. A look at how Kisco Senior Living altered its dining service provides one […]

Covid-19 Takes Steep Toll On Senior Living Providers in Pandemic Epicenters

Covid-19 presents enormous challenges for senior living providers across the country, but the pandemic is hitting operators in the current epicenters of New York and New Jersey particularly hard. As of the afternoon of April 20, total Covid-19 cases in New York state were approaching 243,000, while New Jersey’s cases were above 85,300. By comparison, […]

Former HUD COO Named CEO of Embrace Living Communities

Affordable senior housing operator Embrace Living Communities named Ralph Gaines as its new CEO. Gaines comes to Oak Brook, Illinois-based Embrace from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), where he spent nearly two years as its chief operating officer. He joined HUD in June 2017. Prior to that, he was president and […]

‘We’re Not Getting That Message Out At All’: Senior Living Missing Opportunity to Engage Interested Consumers

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to disrupt all facets of the senior care industry, providers can take solace in knowing that consumers are still seeking out senior living, and most are still accepting new residents. However, this message — that many senior living communities are still welcoming new residents who may have pressing needs — […]

Welltower Promotes Mitra, McHugh; Extends DeRosa’s Deal Through 2023

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) on Thursday took steps to keep its top three executives together for the foreseeable future. Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer Shankh Mitra was promoted to COO and vice chair of the Toledo, Ohio-based health care REIT. Mitra will also retain his chief investment officer title. CFO Tim McHugh, meanwhile, was […]

Anxiety, Fear, Loss: Covid-19 Drives Need For Behavioral Health Support in Senior Living

The Covid-19 pandemic has put overwhelming pressures on senior living providers — and some are offering additional psychological health services as a way to help residents, staff and family members cope in the meantime. While many senior living communities are well-equipped to deal with the physical care of their residents, they don’t always have the […]