Senior Living Industry Confronts New Infection Control Reality

Infection control procedures in senior living have come under intense scrutiny during the coronavirus pandemic. With the immediate crisis and response in the rearview mirror, providers are now turning to keeping their communities safe for the long haul, and are applying the lessons learned responding to the virus as states across the country gradually reopens. […]

CCRCs’ Covid-19 Plans Must Handle Large Campuses, Complex Operations

Continuing care retirement communities face unique challenges in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their large sizes, multiple entry points, varying levels of care acuities and layers of government regulations place added pressures on ensuring the safety of residents and containing the spread of the virus if someone tests positive. But providers can adapt their communicable […]

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 […]

Wellness 2.0: Life Plan Communities Customize Programs to Boost Engagement

The wellness trend has taken the senior living industry by storm — but simply encouraging more healthy habits or offering one-size-fits-all wellness programs may not work. Residents carry with them certain innate behavioral traits and personalities that may affect their overall health and wellness outcomes, suggesting that providers need to think about catering their offerings […]

Transactions & Financings: Asbury Communities’ $96M Bond Refinancing; LTC’s AL Acquisitions

HJ Sims closes $96M financing package for Asbury Communities HJ Sims closed on a $96.12 million bond refinancing for Asbury Communities’ senior housing communities in Pennsylvania: Bethany Village in Mechanicsburg; and Springhill in Erie. Sims assisted Asbury the communities’ outstanding Series 2010 Bonds on their first optional redemption date of January 1. Sims successfully priced […]

New Tech Helps Revera, Asbury, Carlton Meet Workforce Challenges

The senior housing industry is gradually embracing technology but still struggles to keep up with the pace of new advancements, as well as the costs involved with implementing technology. Still, forward-thinking providers are making significant technology investments that are bearing fruit. When asked to name the single tech implementation that has made the biggest positive […]

Asbury Makes Pharmacy, PACE Inroads With Albright Affiliation

Asbury Communities has welcomed a new partner into the fold — and, in the process, it’s made strides toward diversifying the services it offers. The Frederick, Maryland-based senior housing and care nonprofit on Monday announced an affiliation with Albright Care Services, an organization that operates two continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) servicing a total of […]

Asbury CEO Leidig: We’ve Changed Our Business to Drive Innovation

Like some other senior living leaders, Asbury Communities CEO Doug Leidig believes that the industry is changing quickly and new ways of doing business are needed. Leidig is looking ahead to the baby boomer generation, and he sees a huge but fragmented consumer group that will not be satisfied with senior living as it exists […]