Biden Pledges ‘Laser-Focus’ on Vaccines for Residential Care, Targeted Interventions for Assisted Living

One day after President Joe Biden took office, his administration released its national strategy for combating Covid-19. The 200-page plan calls for a “laser-focus” on vaccinating people at highest risk, including older adults and people in congregate settings, as well as “targeted surge assistance” to help contain Covid-19 outbreaks in assisted living. “The United States […]

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 […]

Kendal, RiverWoods CEOs Believe Life Plan Communities Must Adapt to Survive

The Covid-19 pandemic is pressuring the senior living industry in myriad ways, and providers that don’t adapt with the times risk going extinct. Life plan communities are more complex to operate in the Covid-19 era, and nonprofits generally don’t have access to the same scale and resources that their for-profit peers do. So, the pandemic […]

37% of Nonprofit Senior Living and Care Providers Not Using Abbott Rapid Tests

A significant percentage of long-term care providers, including assisted living, are not using the Covid-19 rapid antigen tests developed by Abbott Laboratories, highlighting the need for direct access to multiple types of coronavirus testing, according to a new survey released Monday by LeadingAge. The nonprofit senior housing industry association received input from 547 of its […]

Nonprofit Affiliations Accelerate, National Senior Campuses Tops Largest Providers List

The trend of nonprofit senior housing affiliations snowballed in 2019, and smaller providers now are more motivated than ever to initiate discussions with larger groups. And, more nonprofit providers are diversifying their service lines in order to provide care to seniors off campus. These trends are on display in the 17th annual LZ 200 list […]

Kramer: Covid-19’s ‘Creative Destruction’ of Senior Living Requires New Tech-Driven Models

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is dismantling a long-held notion among some senior living providers that health care is not their domain. That doesn’t mean senior living providers need to abandon hospitality-driven models altogether. But it does likely mean they need to rethink how they coordinate care within their communities, according to Nexus Insights Founder and […]

‘This Isn’t Sustainable’: Covid-19 Testing Pushes Senior Living Providers Closer to Financial Crises

The financial burdens of the coronavirus pandemic have squeezed senior living margins for months — but some providers are now openly wondering how much longer they can operate normally without an even greater level of federal support. The federal government has pledged to offer some support to the private-pay sector, both in the form of […]

White House Offers ‘Practically Nothing’ to Assisted Living, Pledges Nursing Home Aid

President Donald Trump praised his administration’s efforts in protecting older adults from Covid-19 — but LeadingAge, an association of non-profit senior service providers, believes far more must be done. Trump announced the federal government’s newest move to aid older adults living in nursing homes during a White House event titled “Protecting America’s Seniors” Thursday. Included […]