Assisted Living Average Price Per Unit Plunged 30% During the Pandemic Last Year

The Covid-19 pandemic took a deleterious toll on the senior living industry last year — and average senior housing values dropped as some owners looked to divest. The average price per unit for senior housing communities, which includes assisted living and independent living properties, fell to $196,200 per unit in 2020, representing a 20% decrease […]

The Battle for Senior Housing Occupancy is About to Begin

During our recent virtual Sales Summit, Oakmont Senior Living COO Matt Stevenson said something that caught my attention: “When we look in most markets, we’re hovering around 10% to 11% penetration … to fully recover as an industry, we’ve got to get that to 15% levels.” His point was that, with the vaccine rollout enabling […]

Transactions & Financings: McFarlin Group Sponsors Global Investor; Greystone’s $24M HUD Loan

McFarlin Group is looking beyond the U.S. for senior housing investors. The Dallas-based fully integrated senior housing firm became a sponsor of Private Wealth Global, an investment platform focused on core-plus and value-add opportunities in the U.S. and Europe, particularly multifamily and health care. The move gives McFarlin access to investors in South America and […]

Court Ruling Offers Hope, But Uncertainty Remains Over Senior Living Liability Protection

A federal court ruling last week that the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act grants liability to senior living providers taking measures to protect residents from Covid-19 is seen by industry advocates as a positive sign. It came after months of lobbying Congress for liability immunity from pandemic-related lawsuits. “It is an overwhelmingly positive […]

Diversified Healthcare Trust Occupancy Falls Below 71% While New Vaccinations, Leads Rise

Diversified Healthcare Trust’s (Nasdaq: DHC) senior housing occupancy fell in the final months of 2020 — but the company’s leaders are heartened by positive trends in vaccinations and new sales leads. Occupancy for the Newton, Massachusetts-based real estate investment trust’s senior housing operating portfolio (SHOP) fell to 70.7% as of Dec. 31. That represents a […]

Resident, Family Member Confidence Grows As Vaccination Occurs in Senior Living

The arrival of coronavirus vaccines is having a positive impact on customer confidence in senior housing. More than 2.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other senior living settings as of January 26, according to the latest executive survey insights report conducted by the […]

Best CCRC Design of 2020: Generations Mix on World’s Largest College Campus

The Spires at Berry College has a claim to fame, being located on the world’s largest college campus. And the recently opened continuing care retirement community (CCRC) makes the most of its location by integrating seamlessly with its picturesque surroundings and the neighboring school. Laurie Steber could tell that the community was going to be […]