Senior Living Covid-19 Testing Innovations Continue as Vaccines Roll Out

Senior living providers are still devoting considerable time and resources to Covid-19 testing, even as they ramp up vaccination efforts for residents and staff. The senior living industry made great strides early in the pandemic to bring Covid-19 tests into their communities. But nearly a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, providers are still implementing new […]

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 […]

Top Senior Housing Trends for 2021

Among the many lessons that Covid-19 drove home in 2020: No one can predict what the future holds. But as the senior living industry battles the latest wave of infections and starts to beat back the pandemic through vaccination, it’s also more important than ever to look ahead and try to identify what trends will […]

PointClickCare To Acquire Collective Medical for Reported $650 Million in Care Coordination Play

PointClickCare is acquiring Collective Medical, a care coordination technology company used by more than 1,300 U.S. hospitals and every national health plan, in a move to support the integration of senior living and other long-term and post-acute settings within the larger health care system. The acquisition price is just under $650 million, Business Insider reported, […]

How Senior Living Providers Are Preparing for Covid-19 Vaccine Logistics

Senior living providers are eagerly awaiting a Covid-19 vaccine — but the logistics around inoculating residents and associates are complex. On Wednesday, the United Kingdom authorized a Covid-19 vaccine from Pfizer for emergency use, increasing hopes that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will follow suit in short order. While it appears that a vaccine […]

‘Amazon Effect’ on Senior Living Grows With Care Hub Launch, Alexa for Hospitality Tools

Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is continuing its push into the older adult market with the launch of an Alexa app called Care Hub, as well new tools recently made available via Alexa for Hospitality. These developments are notable for senior living providers because they offer some new capabilities for Echo devices deployed in communities, and show […]

28% Growth in Medicare Advantage Plans Led By Senior Housing and Care Providers

An increasing number of senior living and care providers are launching Medicare Advantage (MA) plans, pursuing potential clinical and financial benefits despite new challenges posed by Covid-19. In 2020, 76 Medicare Advantage special needs plans (SNPs) were directly owned by senior housing and care providers, including skilled nursing and assisted living companies. For plan year […]

Problem Solvers: Keeping Senior Living Staff Engaged Despite Covid Fatigue

The Covid-19 pandemic has created myriad problems for senior living providers. But these problems are not insurmountable, and companies across the industry are devising creative solutions. In this series, we’re surveying industry leaders to highlight these actionable solutions. With Covid-19 surging in markets around the country, we kick off the series by asking: How do […]

Medicare Advantage Milestones: Perennial Consortium, UCare Bring Senior Living Plans to Market

The fall open enrollment period for Medicare Advantage (MA) plans is now underway, and this year marks two milestones demonstrating the ongoing integration between MA and senior living. With the start of the enrollment period on Oct. 15, a group of senior living providers known as the Perennial Consortium began to enroll the first beneficiaries […]