Low Occupancy Prompts Price Discounts in Senior Living — But Providers Wary of Risks

Senior living providers recovering from the pandemic are using discounts and concessions to regain occupancy, raising concerns about price wars as companies across the industry strive to rebuild occupancy. In November 2020, providers such as Five Star Senior Living (NYSE: FVE) were already observing deep discounts and concessions in the market. Other data, including mystery […]

Transactions & Financings: NIC Acquires VisionLTC Data Platform; Atlas Expands Footprint

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) is strengthening its data analytics platform. The industry group this week announced the acquisition of VisionLTC, a data analytics platform based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The platform will be integrated into the group’s NIC MAP data service to create a new platform, NIC MAP Vision. […]

Rise of Regionals: Mid-Sized Senior Living Providers Gain Scale Amid Pandemic

As Covid-related distress has hit senior living, particularly for mom-and-pop operators, some providers with regional portfolios are seizing the opportunity to expand in 2021 and beyond. While regional operators weren’t seen as a big driver of consolidation in previous years, some brokers now expect them to be a driving force in acquisitions this year. In […]

Inside Benchmark’s Branches Middle Market Strategy

Four years ago, Waltham, Massachusetts-based senior living provider Benchmark launched The Branches. The assisted living and memory care-focused brand targets the middle market, promising communities that offer a more affordable price point without sacrificing their attractiveness or approach to activities and socialization. Founded in 1997, Benchmark brings in about $500 million in annual revenue and […]

Memory Care Sector Starts to Stabilize, Rebuild After Harrowing Pandemic Challenges

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released a report that found patients with dementia were more likely to contract Covid-19 than their healthier counterparts. It’s a reality known all too well by memory care providers, which had endured several years of headwinds before the pandemic forced them to confront even more harrowing challenges.  Now, they are trying […]

Resident, Family Member Confidence Grows As Vaccination Occurs in Senior Living

The arrival of coronavirus vaccines is having a positive impact on customer confidence in senior housing. More than 2.7 million doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered to residents in nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other senior living settings as of January 26, according to the latest executive survey insights report conducted by the […]

Senior Living Occupancy Hit Record Low in Q4 2020

Senior living occupancy rates have reached a new low as pressures from the Covid-19 pandemic continue. Furthermore, the number of senior living operators with occupancy rates below the market average grew in 2020. But the prospect of a vaccine on the horizon offers a glimmer of hope for the coming year. U.S. senior housing occupancy […]