Base Pay In Senior Living Rose 7.8% in 2020, Executive Salary Freezes Show Signs of Thawing

Base pay rose 7.8% across all senior living positions between 2019 and 2020, with stronger wage growth for positions in which industry-specific knowledge was crucial to job performance. That’s according to the latest “State of Compensation in Seniors Housing” report from executive compensation consultancy Pearl Meyer and American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA). The annual survey […]

New CDC Guidance Offers Hope for More Relaxed Visitation Policies in Senior Living

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Monday released new guidelines allowing Americans who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 the flexibility to socialize and engage in routine activities, even among people who have not yet been vaccinated — another important step toward what a post-pandemic landscape would look like. The announcement is […]

A Giant Leap: Visitations Start to Resume in Senior Living, But Policies Differ Around U.S.

As senior living providers are hitting critical mass in their Covid-19 vaccination efforts, they are taking a big step toward normalcy by resuming more regular visitations. As Covid-19 swept across the United States last spring, senior living communities shut their doors to almost all visitors — including residents’ family members. In the ensuing months, isolation […]

Consumer Sentiment Improves for Independent Living, Drops for Assisted Living, Memory Care

Consumer sentiment for senior housing overall has grown more positive as providers prove they can create safe environments for residents. But that sentiment is bifurcated. While the appeal of independent living has grown in recent months, interest in assisted living and memory care communities among prospective senior housing residents decreased. And the negative impact of […]

HHS: Assisted Living Providers to Receive $140M in Phase 3 Provider Relief Expansion

Assisted living providers stand to receive $140 million in the latest round of Covid-19 relief for health care providers from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). That is according to an HHS spokesperson, replying to a request for comment from Senior Housing News on Wednesday’s announcement that the agency is expanding its Phase […]

Assisted Living to Benefit as HHS Increases Relief Fund Distribution to $24 Billion

The federal government on Wednesday announced that it is expanding the third phase of Covid-19 relief for health care providers, including assisted living. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is boosting its Phase 3 funding total from $20 billion to $24 billion, after concluding that the initial amount did not sufficiently cover lost […]

HHS Sending Second Wave of Covid-19 Rapid Tests to Assisted Living Providers

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is ramping up its Covid-19 testing support network, and senior living is included. To date, HHS sent out 541,000 Covid-19 rapid antigen tests to 5,500 assisted living facilities across the country with a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA) certificate of waiver. Another 2.6 million tests are being […]

5 Top Concerns for Senior Living This Fall

One thing is certain as the coronavirus pandemic enters its sixth month in the U.S.: Covid-19 is not going away. “We are going to have to live with Covid-19 in the world,” Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) CEO Cindy Baier told Senior Housing News. And, in many regards, the senior living industry is in fact […]

Feds Formally Announce Financial Covid-19 Support for Private-Pay Assisted Living

Private-pay assisted living providers now have the ability to apply for funding under the Provider Relief Fund Phase 2 General Distribution allocation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Tuesday. The announcement comes about two weeks after the federal agency told the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) during a call that relief […]