Five Star’s Ageility Product Helps Offset Senior Housing Woes, Will Expand in 2021

Five Star Senior Living’s (Nasdaq: FVE) plans to expand its rehabilitation and wellness services portfolio in 2021, as the segment became an area of positive growth during 2020 and demand for rehab and wellness services increased throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The rehab and wellness arm helped to offset continued struggles with Five Star’s senior housing […]

The Rise of Senior Living Franchises

A recent press release from Best Life Brands caught my attention, because it suggests that senior living franchise companies will rise and create new competitive pressures in the aftermath of Covid-19. Fueled by private equity capital from The Riverside Company, Best Life Brands is assembling a platform of franchise-based companies serving the older adult market. […]

Diversified Healthcare Trust Occupancy Falls Below 71% While New Vaccinations, Leads Rise

Diversified Healthcare Trust’s (Nasdaq: DHC) senior housing occupancy fell in the final months of 2020 — but the company’s leaders are heartened by positive trends in vaccinations and new sales leads. Occupancy for the Newton, Massachusetts-based real estate investment trust’s senior housing operating portfolio (SHOP) fell to 70.7% as of Dec. 31. That represents a […]

Senior Lifestyle, Brookdale, LCS Top New J.D. Power Senior Living Rankings

Senior Lifestyle Corp. and Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) have high satisfaction among senior living decision-makers, while Life Care Services has satisfied independent living residents, according to the 2020 U.S. Senior Living Satisfaction Study from global marketing information services company J.D. Power. The study, which J.D. Power released today, measured resident satisfaction among the nation’s […]

Ventas CEO: Covid-19 Pressure, Interest from Buyers Will Not Precipitate Senior Housing Exit

Ventas (NYSE: VTR) has repositioned its portfolio in recent years, with a focus on life science and medical office — and now, its senior housing assets are bearing the brunt of negative effects from Covid-19. But, unlike one of its real estate investment trust (REIT) peers, Ventas’ leaders are committed to senior living going forward. […]

Five Star Sees Deep Concessions From Competitors, Resists Discounting

Leaders with Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) are focused on maintaining rental rates in the face of steep concessions that competitors are offering in some markets, as they seek to rebuild occupancy that has eroded due to Covid-19. The strategy to prioritize rate over occupancy could weigh on near-term results for Diversified Healthcare Trust […]

Transactions & Financings: Ziegler Closes on $125M HumanGood Package; Diversified Completes $53M Sale

Sales and operator transitions Diversified Healthcare Trust completes 4-property, $53M sale Diversified Healthcare Trust (Nasdaq: DHC) completed a previously announced sale of four properties for a combined $43 million. The disposition includes three senior living communities with a combined 239 units located in Washington and Montana for $46 million. These sales were part of a […]

Covid-19 Bulletin: Rent Concessions, Agency Staffing Become More Common; Updated Heroes Act Does Not Fund ‘Hero Pay’

Senior Housing News recognizes the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic, so we will be periodically updating this bulletin to keep you apprised of developments, focusing on news and information that we identify as especially pertinent to senior living. The team at SHN knows how important your work is right now; we thank you and your […]