Covid-19 News Bulletin: Senior Living Excluded From First $30B Of CARES Act Relief; Brookdale Hiring for 4,500 Openings

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Shortage of Supplies Rapidly Worsens In Senior Living as Covid-19 Spreads

Assisted living and skilled nursing facilities across the U.S. already contending with acute shortages in personal protective equipment amidst the evolving Covid-19 pandemic will soon run out of supplies unless drastic and creative actions are taken. Without such action, 20% of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities will run out of PPE inventory within the […]

Oak Street Brings Innovative Care Model To Assisted Living, Aids Covid-19 Readiness

Assisted living communities that have on-site primary care could gain a range of benefits — including advantages in battling Covid-19. However, bringing primary care into assisted living is not for the faint of heart, according to Brian Cloch, Principal at Innovative Health. “This is really, really hard,” he said, during a recent interview for the […]

Voices: Ginna Baik, Strategic Business Development Manager for Senior Care, CDW Healthcare

This article is sponsored by CDW Healthcare. In this Voices interview, Senior Housing News sits down with CDW Healthcare’s strategic business development manager for senior care, Ginna Baik, to learn about how CDW is approaching the future of technology in senior care, where providers need to invest for that future, and the key areas where […]

‘Let’s Throw Out the Rulebook’: Avamere Shapes Ovation Brand for Resident of Tomorrow

If Nicolette Merino is right, tomorrow’s older adults won’t actually want to move into senior living communities — or at least, not as they exist today. That may seem like a surprising notion coming from the president of Avamere’s Ovation senior housing brand. But it actually illustrates one of the brand’s core strategies: to attract […]

It’s Sobering: Why Older Senior Housing Stock Is Hard to Reposition for Middle Market

With 54% of middle-market seniors expected to be unable to afford market-rate senior housing by 2029, developers and operators are considering renovating older buildings to serve a lower price point. Indeed, this is the top strategy for meeting middle-market demand, according to the 2020 Senior Housing Outlook report from Senior Housing News and Hunt Real […]

Aegis President: Fast-Moving Coronavirus Situation Demands Extraordinary Precautions, Calm Mindset

Senior living providers across the country are taking steps to guard against COVID-19 and have protocols in place should the novel coronavirus infect residents or staff members. But the situation is most urgent for providers with a significant footprint in Washington state, where the first U.S. coronavirus deaths occurred and where the virus has already […]