More Senior Living CEOs to Pass the Baton — But Handoffs May Not Be Smooth

This article is available as part of your SHN+ membership Senior living leaders often talk about the generational tailwinds ahead in the form of an aging demographic of baby boomers. What they don’t talk about as much is how those trends will affect their companies in potentially negative ways. As the boomers age, so too […]

Angst and Opportunity: Nursing Home Upheaval Raises Stakes for Medicaid-Based Assisted Living

This content is available through your SHN+ membership Upheaval in the nursing home sector is increasing the need for Medicaid-based assisted living. This was one of the key takeaways from my meetings last week at the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) annual conference in Denver. Given that AHCA is the largest […]

How a Skilled Nursing Shakeup is Creating Opportunities for Senior Living Providers

The skilled nursing sector is undergoing a shakeup, and senior living providers should be prepared to seize opportunities amid the fallout. Nursing homes are embattled on every front. The federal government is pushing for sweeping reforms that include steeper financial penalties and staffing minimums — even as providers are facing severe worker shortages. And skilled […]

Fall 2021 Senior Housing Outlook: Operating Perils Loom But Providers See Stability, Growth Ahead

Heading into the final three months of 2021, senior living providers, investors and developers face multiple perils. Occupancy gains have slowed in recent weeks while a labor crisis is worsening, and supply chain disruption continues to drive up construction costs. However, compared to where the industry was a year ago, the view in 2021 appears […]

77% of Assisted Living Providers Say Staffing Crisis Getting Worse

It’s no secret that staffing challenges have long plagued the senior living industry, but a new survey shows many operators believe those headwinds have intensified in recent months. More than three quarters of assisted living providers — 77% — said their overall workforce situation has gotten “much worse” or “somewhat worse” since June, according to […]

$25.5 Billion Relief Fund Being Released to Assisted Living, Other Health Care Providers After Delay

Another round of Covid-19 relief is being made available to health care groups, including assisted living providers. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Friday announced that it is releasing $25.5 billion in new funding for health care providers affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The portal to apply for funds will open on […]

Senior Living Groups Praise Sweeping New Vaccine Mandates, Blast Lack of Financial Relief

Senior living providers have been on the leading edge of implementing Covid-19 vaccine mandates for employees — and soon, they must be joined by every large company in the United States. President Biden on Thursday announced plans to order companies with 100 or more employees to mandate coronavirus vaccinations for workers or test them for […]

Atria, Other Senior Living Providers Prep for Vaccine Booster Clinics As Regulators Convene

Covid-19 booster shots are on the horizon, and senior living providers are moving ahead with planning clinics for residents and staff while awaiting greater clarity from government regulatory agencies. Some industry providers have moved with urgency in recent weeks to schedule their first Covid-19 vaccine booster shot clinics, even as the U.S. Food and Drug […]

Choose Home Care Act Presents Senior Living Opportunities, Draws Skilled Nursing Backlash

A bill introduced last month in the United States Senate would allow in-home care alternatives to skilled nursing facilities and poses substantial ramifications for private-pay senior living providers. Sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Todd Young (R-Ind.), the Choose Home Care Act of 2021 would allow certain Medicare beneficiaries to receive extended Medicare services […]