3 Senior Living Legal Issues to Watch in 2023 and Beyond

From the possibility of litigation from residents and their families to potential Fair Housing Act violations, the senior living industry in 2023 is fraught with legal risks. There was a time in the not-too-distant past when senior living operators were not often in the eye of regulators or plaintiff attorneys. That has since changed, according […]

CCRC Provider California-Nevada Methodist Homes Files for Chapter 11

California-Nevada Methodist Homes (CNMH), a nonprofit that operates two continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) in the Bay Area of California, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. California-Nevada Methodist Homes was founded in 1954, and the organization owns and operates an Oakland CCRC called Lake Park and a Pacific Grove CCRC called Forest Hill. Lake […]

What Senior Living Providers Need to Know About New Eviction Moratorium in California

Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation extending protections for renters from evictions due to financial hardship stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic through January 31, 2021. It may be too early to determine what the law means for residents of senior housing communities across the Golden State, but communities and residents in private-pay senior […]

Fight Intensifies Over Covid-19 Legal Immunity for Senior Living

As the long-term care industry continues to wrestle with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, another storm is brewing over whether to grant providers immunity from liability lawsuits stemming from the outbreak. Industry groups and some legal experts in favor of immunity argue that the unprecedented nature of the pandemic has placed undue strains on […]

Senior Living Companies Revisiting Policies in Brookdale Incident’s Wake

Senior living providers are revisiting and clarifying company policies in the wake of a resident’s death at a Brookdale Senior Living-operated community—an incident that grabbed the nation’s attention and could drive changes to the independent living industry. In late February, a staffer at Brookdale’s Glenwood Gardens location didn’t follow a 911 dispatcher’s requests to provide CPR […]