ASHA, Argentum Chiefs: Frustration Mounts As Covid-19 Tests, Financial Support Slow to Arrive in Senior Living

About two weeks ago, American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) President David Schless read a news article that has been “gnawing” at him ever since. The article reported that bus drivers in Detroit would be among the first groups given rapid Covid-19 tests from Abbott Labs. “We need those. Our industry needs access to that,” Schless […]

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 […]

Drawing on Decades of Research, ProMatura’s Wylde Plans Senior Living Development

Margaret Wylde is highly regarded in the senior living industry for her research and the market intelligence provided by her firm ProMatura — in fact, she was recently inducted into the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) Hall of Fame for her accomplishments. Now, as Oxford, Mississippi-based ProMatura continues to help developers with their projects, she […]

NHI CEO: Real Estate Investment Trusts Could Feel Buyer’s Remorse Over RIDEA

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) might soon feel “buyer’s remorse” over recent decisions to bulk up their senior housing operating portfolios, according to Eric Mendelsohn, CEO of National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI). In recent years, several factors drove some REITs to go big on RIDEA. With new supply, labor and other challenges squeezing their net […]

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 […]

Welltower, Johns Hopkins Unveil Assisted Living Quality Framework

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has released the results of a study conducted for the health care real estate investment trust (REIT) by Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) that may eventually establish best operating practices in assisted living and memory care communities across the country. The National Assisted Living Quality report is the result of a three-plus-year process […]

Senior Living Providers Positioned For More Managed Care Partnerships

Independent living and assisted living providers today offer a host of ancillary services that can help residents maintain wellness and keep them out of hospitals and other high-cost health care settings. Having these capabilities should make senior living an attractive partner to Medicare Advantage and managed care organizations, but these relationships are still rare. These […]