Four Tech Trends for Your Next Seniors Housing Project

By Derek Jones, Deputy Technology never stops evolving. Many senior living operators are striving to implement the latest tech in current or upcoming projects. This is especially true following the COVID-19 pandemic. We can all remember the havoc caused by

Robots to the Rescue?

Technology can replace some functions in senior living, but not human connection. By Serena Lipton, JLL Valuation & Advisory Services “The COVID-19 crisis has created a tremendous opportunity for the industry to evolve into a new set of realities. More

Question of the Month: Home Health’s Impact on Seniors Housing

Does the government’s increased emphasis on home health pose a threat to the seniors housing industry? Plan benefits all care models By Paul A. Gordon Partner Hanson Bridgett LLP The Biden plan to provide funding for home- and community-based care

The New Paradigm in Active Adult Marketing

By Pete Angus, United Group of Companies If you build it, they will come… You were thinking “Field of Dreams,” the classic baseball film where ghosts of the legends of baseball yesteryear come to play on Ray Kinsella’s field, right?

Smart Technology Makes an Impact on Seniors

By Adrian Adriano, Xfinity Communities Over the past year, COVID-19 restrictions and social distancing requirements have accelerated the adoption of smart technologies by seniors looking to remain connected with their loved ones. In fact, according to data from a recent AARP

Planning Live Events Becomes a Post-Pandemic Challenge

By Mark Lawrence, Oakmont Assisted Living Residents of assisted living facilities across the nation are getting vaccinated in large numbers. Nearly 4.9 million residents and staff in long-term care have received at least one shot. With the vaccination rate increasing

Busting 4 Myths of Interior Design in Senior Living

Residents require spaces that are well finished, but take unique needs into consideration. By Melissa Banko There are plenty of misconceptions around interior design and even more so in the world of senior living design. As someone with 15 years

How to Work with Cities on New Developments

Making a partner of your municipality can smooth over many challenges. By Chad Suitonu The hardest thing about senior living development is finding the right land. Many of the good spots are already taken and competition is fierce for the

Lender Q&A: Lenders Adapt to Tough Times

Although the pandemic tested the systems, many lenders actually provided more capital in 2020 than in previous years. Roundtable Participants: Mike Taylor, Senior Vice President, Head of Healthcare & Capital Markets, First Midwest Bank Sarah Duggan, Senior Director, Seniors Housing

Question of the Month: Hurdles to Recovery

What hurdles does the industry still have to clear before we see occupancy and revenue rebound?   Show our resiliency By Valerie Whitman Vice President of Senior Living LeadingResponse We are a resilient industry. We need to always be sure

Hotel Adaptive Reuse Projects Offer Middle-Market Solutions

As the senior population increases and construction costs continue to rise, redevelopment may become a key to success. By Todd Hudgins, Senior Vice President of Senior Living, ERDMAN While some developers can still execute on a low-cost basis in a middle-market

Style, Function Adapt for the Future

Seniors housing designers must consider operations, programming and trends. By Dean Maddalena It’s important to understand how the interior design industry responds to changes and challenges. These external demands provide designers with opportunities to think in creative ways to satisfy

Question of the Month: Distressed Assets

Given the financial pressures of COVID-19, should the industry prepare for an influx of distressed assets?   The buck will eventually stop By Aron Will Co-Head, National Senior Housing CBRE Capital Markets There could certainly be some distress in our

Make Safety a Competitive Advantage

COVID-19 broke seniors’ trust, and successful communities must repair it. By Raj Shah, CareSafely Running a seniors housing business is an inherently risky proposition. As an operator, you are trusted with caring for residents and patients with complex and persistent

The SHB Interview: Dwayne Clark, Founder and CEO, Áegis Living

Eclectic owner-operator tries to bring fresh eyes to senior living. By Jeff Shaw At first, Dwayne Clark wasn’t particularly interested in seniors housing. Of course, this was in the mid-1980s “before assisted living was assisted living,” as he put it.

Is Now a Good Time to Invest in Senior Living?

Sector has proven to be more resilient than others during the pandemic. By Dale Watchowski In 2020, the U.S. economy contracted dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with many industries negatively impacted, including senior living. However, few real estate sectors

Question of the Month: Overcoming COVID Challenges

As the vaccine rolls out, what are some of the challenges you have overcome related to the COVID-19 pandemic? Financing, construction hit snags By Andrew Agins Senior Vice President of Revenue and Asset Management Anthology Senior Living Capitalizing a new

Private Equity Faces Challenges and Opportunities Amid COVID-19

By Michael Okaty and Mark Scimeca, Foley & Lardner The private equity investment landscape for seniors housing has, like so many things this year, been profoundly disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. From 2016 through the third quarter of 2019,

How to Stay One Step Ahead of Increasing Technology Needs

A smarter tech strategy requires a future-flexible network. By Deanna MacCormac, Corning Optical Communications Telehealth, resident tablet programs, touchless building automation, reliable high-speed Internet, campus-wide communications, remote-monitoring, wearables, sanitation robots — all of these technologies are becoming an important part

COVID Reveals Opportunities for New Industries to Serve Older Adults

The pandemic has turned some technologies from optional amenities into operational necessities. By Jonathan Gould, K4Connect COVID has brought countless industries to a halt and caused companies to rethink how they continue to meet the needs of their customers while

Lessons Learned for Moving Residents In and Out

Nine months of shifting COVID-19 protocols have revealed many new best practices. By Bob Burg, Moves for Seniors (NOTE: This article is intended to summarize many of the lessons learned during Phase I of COVID-19, and that are driving the