Transform Podcast #32: Lynne Katzmann of Juniper Communities

Regularly testing senior living residents and staff for Covid-19 is not cheap. And yet, it is among the industry’s best tools for limiting the disease’s spread.Just ask Lynne Katzmann, Founder and CEO of Bloomfield, New Jersey-based Juniper Communities. She believes that senior living providers must test their residents and associates early and often in order […]

Juniper CEO Details Covid-19 Testing Battle Plan With $100K Weekly Pricetag

Juniper Communities was an early proponent of widespread Covid-19 testing in senior living — but testing doesn’t come cheap, either. The Bloomfield, New Jersey-based provider spends about $100,000 each week on Covid-19 testing, according to Founder and CEO Lynne Katzmann. That has allowed the company to baseline test its residents and associates, and in turn […]

Eli Lilly Launches Covid-19 Antibody Treatment Trial in Assisted Living, Long-Term Care

Pharmaceutical giant Eli Lilly (NYSE: LLY) on Monday launched a late-stage clinical trial in long-term care facilities for its Covid-19 antibody treatment. The Phase 3 trial, dubbed BLAZE-2, is being conducted in partnership with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and will enroll up to 2,400 residents and staff at nursing homes […]

Fresh Off $50M Funding, Dascena Teams with Juniper on Covid-19 Testing Innovations

Juniper Communities — an early proponent of widespread Covid-19 testing in senior living — is working with a new partner to deploy more data-driven, rapid, reliable and cost-effective tests. Bloomfield, New Jersey-based Juniper has teamed up with Oakland, California-based Dascena on the effort, the organizations announced Monday. In late April, Dascena announced the closing of […]

Fellowship Village Benefits from Covid-19 Antibody Tests, Juniper Plans Pilot

Fellowship Village, a life plan community in New Jersey, is well on its way to reopening thanks in part to Covid-19 antibody testing. And other providers, including Juniper Communities, are also beginning to utilize antibody tests as part of their regimens. The antibody test differs from the PCR “nasal swab” kit in one main way: […]