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: […]

Transactions & Financings: LTC Completes $78M Preferred Care Sale; Juniper Communities’ $12.3M Refinancing

Bellwether Enterprise provides $36.3M financing for Kentucky Development Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital Executive Vice President John Powell originated a $36.3 million permanent loan through Fannie Mae’s seniors housing program for the refinancing of Legacy Reserve at Fritz Farm, a senior housing community in Lexington, Kentucky featuring 144 independent living, 33 assisted living and 15 […]

3 Covid-19 Predictions for Senior Housing: Occupancy, Pandemic Duration, Industry Recovery

The senior housing industry is facing steep challenges that shift each day as the Covid-19 pandemic spreads and the nation’s response evolves. In this dynamic environment, making predictions could be a fool’s errand, yet owners, operators and investors are seeking some basis around which to craft strategies. With this in mind, here are three scenarios […]

Marketing in the Face of Covid-19: Senior Living Teams Get Creative

The Covid-19 pandemic is disrupting the senior care industry in unimagined ways, and likely will for the foreseeable future. In spite of lockdowns and precautionary measures taken by operators and owners across the country, however, senior living communities remain open for business — and sales and marketing teams are remaining busy but working in drastically […]

30% Medicare Advantage Penetration Rate in Senior Living Presents ‘Tremendous Opportunity’

About 30% of assisted living residents are enrolled in a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan, which is just slightly lower than the roughly 34% of seniors living in private housing who are enrolled in MA. Nearly the same percentage of independent living residents — almost 31% — are Medicare Advantage beneficiaries, according to a new data […]

Juniper CEO Anticipates Amazon Effect, Seeks New Development Partner

Her recent induction into the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) Hall of Fame gave Juniper Communities CEO Lynne Katzmann reason to reflect on her past, but it didn’t take long for her to re-focus on the future. “It’s going to be a big year for change,” she told Senior Housing News, just a few hours […]