Affinity Parts With COO, Furloughs 70 Workers In Move Hastened by Covid-19

Affinity Living Group (ALG) has furloughed 70 corporate workers and parted ways with a handful of company leaders — including its COO, Neal Lail. As part of a corporate restructuring, Affinity on Monday parted ways with Lail and its senior vice president of operations. The Hickory, North Carolina-based company also furloughed its senior vice president […]

Brighter Forecasts for Senior Living in 2020 Now Clouded By Coronavirus

Earlier this year, there were signs that the senior housing industry was on its way to a recovery, following a period of oversupply and other headwinds. Then came Covid-19, the disease caused by the so-called novel coronavirus that has sickened at least 100,000 people, roiled economic markets and has disrupted daily life across the globe. […]

‘Could Be Devastating’: Senior Living Industry Braces for Coronavirus

COVID-19, the viral disease also known as the “novel coronavirus,” is spreading around the globe. Senior living providers, including Brookdale (NYSE: BKD) and Affinity Living Group (ALG), are preparing for a possible worst-case scenario. While both Brookdale and Affinity are large companies, small providers could face even more dire consequences if the virus infiltrates their […]

6 Senior Living Providers to Watch in 2020

Chess champion Garry Kasparov once said, “Many people think that if something worked yesterday and is still working today, it will work tomorrow. That’s wrong.” Kasparov’s take on this mindset applies to senior living, which finds itself at a historic, pivotal moment. Baby boomers will come to the space demanding variety in care and amenities, […]

Affinity Pushes Innovation, Sees Assisted Living as Next Big Frontier for Value-Based Care

One of the largest senior living providers in the nation is making a push to also have the most innovative assisted living care model. Hickory, North Carolina-based Affinity Living Group hired Dr. Kevin O’Neil as its chief medical officer (CMO) about eighteen months ago. O’Neil is no stranger to the senior living world. He served […]

ASHA President: Senior Living Providers Face More Challenges Than Ever Before

Senior living operators are under more pressure than ever before, American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) President David Schless believes. “This is probably as challenging a time as there has ever been — certainly if your buildings are older and haven’t been refreshed,” he told Senior Housing News after the recent 2019 Senior Housing News Summit […]