Providers Stay Nimble, Prepare for Hurdles as Covid-19 Vaccine Reaches Senior Living

The Covid-19 vaccine has arrived in the senior living industry amid a troubled initial rollout nationally. Many are reporting good, albeit early, progress, and they are preparing for obstacles appearing on the horizon. Providers across the country, including large organizations such as Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) and Atria Senior Living, began administering the long-awaited […]

CDC Eases Covid-19 Quarantine Guidance, Could Benefit Senior Living

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday eased quarantine guidance related to Covid-19, and senior living providers welcomed the news. Previously, the CDC recommended that individuals quarantine for 14 days after exposure to someone with Covid-19. The new guidelines recommend that people can stop quarantining after 7 days if they receive a […]

Ripple Effects of Pandemic Hit Senior Living Providers As Resident Wellness Deteriorates

The senior living industry has done much to prevent residents and staff from contracting Covid-19 over the past seven months — but even necessary safety measures have a cost. Now, providers are dealing with the ripple effects of Covid-19, as deteriorating resident wellness leads to worse health outcomes and possible drags on occupancy. After months […]

How Zappos, Quicken Loans Inspired Bloom Senior Living’s Rebrand

The foundation for Bloom Senior Living’s rebranding was laid with separate emails the operator received from two different family members of the same resident in one of its South Carolina communities. If one complained that the food was too hot, the other complained that it was too cold, Bloom Acquisitions Director and General Counsel Bradley […]

Covid-19 Opened the Telehealth Floodgates, But Barriers Remain in Senior Living

Over the past three months, senior living providers have embraced telehealth during shelter-in-place orders. At the same time, the way providers and residents use telehealth, along with the forces propelling it forward, continue to evolve. Changes in federal policy and new flexibilities from insurers — some of them from before the pandemic — have made […]

Capital Senior Living Execs Tout Early Signs of Stabilization

Capital Senior Living’s turnaound plan is showing initial signs of success, rooted in a foundation of improved local operations and strategic dispositions, President and CEO Kim Lody said during the Dallas-based operator’s Q1 2019 earnings call Thursday morning. “We are now organized for success,” Lody said. Capital posted $114.2 million in total revenue in the […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: Griffin-American, Bloom Senior Living

Griffin-American REIT IV Acquires 9-Property Portfolio A portfolio of nine properties throughout the greater Tampa and Orlando areas sold for $109.5 million in early November. Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV acquired the 1,140-unit portfolio from New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR). Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV is co-sponsored by American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital Company LLC. […]

Movers & Shakers: Welltower Foundation Launches to Promote Wellness

Welltower Foundation Launches to Promote Wellness Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) launched the Welltower Foundation, an organization aimed at promoting wellness, encouraging a high quality of life for aging populations and supporting other groups and innovations that do the same. Erin Ibele has been named president of the foundation. The foundation’s first course of action is […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/8/15)

(Rendering of SilverCreek on Main – Ryan Companies US, Inc. and SilverCrest Properties, LLC ) Construction: Planned Riverwood Retirement Management to Expand John Knox Village of Central Florida CCRC Orange City, Fla.-based Riverwood Retirement Management, Inc. will break ground in the next few weeks on an expansion project at John Knox Village of Central Florida, a […]