Protecting Long-Term Facilities in a Mass Tort Era

Legal protections are complicated in the world of COVID-19. By Matt Keenan and Jenn Hatcher, Shook, Hardy & Bacon The owners and operators of long-term care facilities know better than almost everyone does how the destructive evil known as COVID-19

LGBTQ-Friendly Housing Brings Inclusion, Community

Developers should help increase safe, welcoming options for seniors. By Charlie Adams and Aileen Montour  For members of the LGBTQ community, access to safe, affordable and inclusive housing is a necessity. Research has shown that LGBTQ-identifying individuals report lower incomes,

Question of the Month: The Truth About Seniors Housing

What is the biggest misconception about seniors housing and what can our industry do about it? Confusion about types of care By James Balda President and CEO Argentum Among the general public, there has always been confusion on how long-term care

Executive Insights: Episode One: Brenda Bacon, Brandywine Living

  Industry leader Brenda Bacon, CEO of Brandywine Living and former Argentum Board Chair, offers expert insight into the industry-wide response to the COVID-19 health crisis and how senior living can apply those lessons going forward. Listen to Episode One of

Build Your Brand from the Inside Out

A four-phase strategy to build an internal brand promise while creating opportunities to bolster staff dedication. By Mike Ulm, Pathway to Living When I started out in this industry years ago, my perception of seniors housing was steeped in some

Pandemic is Bringing Out the Best in Operators

How those working in seniors housing are rising to the occasion during COVID-19 By Joe Fairley, Laser Facility Management, and John Getha, NSRE Today’s facility professionals in seniors housing literally find themselves in the middle of a pandemic with their

Business Realities in the Age of COVID-19

Pandemic creates numerous legal issues for seniors housing operators. (Editor’s note: This column was written by law specialists at Hanson Bridgett. Because of the wide variety of challenges, the law firm asked each subject matter expert to write about his

The SHB Interview: Greg Roderick, CEO, Frontier Management

Third-generation owner and operator channels inspiration from his family and other industry luminaries into large portfolio. By Jeff Shaw Greg Roderick was born for this industry.  Roderick’s grandfather was the first in the family to enter seniors housing. He got

Senior Living Construction Continues Despite Pandemic

Particularly in the Southeast, where there are fewer cases, builders continue to find work with a few adjustments for COVID-19. By B. Shane Hornbuckle, Principal, Van Winkle Construction Feeling nervous about the economy in light of the pandemic? If you

Keep Seniors Social During Quarantine

Technology can help combat isolation in senior living. By Fahad Aziz, Caremerge People of all ages are struggling to socialize and keep in touch with loved ones during COVID-19 lockdowns. For older Americans, social isolation can be especially dangerous: loneliness

Making the Most Out of Complex Markets

Knowing the state of competition and demand will prepare a community for success. By Susan Brecht, Brecht Associates The market for all types of seniors housing is becoming increasingly complex. Service-enriched communities not only compete with each other, but now

Mental Health During COVID-19: The Invisible Threat to Seniors

Operators must find ways to keep residents social or risk their well-being. By Joanna Frank, Founding President and CEO, The Center for Active Design A less visible, yet very significant health impact of COVID-19 is the psychosocial implications for our

Question of the Month: Hospitality vs. Healthcare

Should assisted living be marketed primarily as a hospitality model or a healthcare model and why? By Meredith Mills Chief Operating Officer Country Meadows Retirement Communities I have always argued that anyone who is still asking himself or herself this

Skilled Nursing Residents Deserve Better than ‘Warehousing’

The seniors housing industry, government and society as a whole must collaborate to improve care for our frailest seniors. By Martin Siefering, Principal and Senior Living Practice Leader, Perkins Eastman “When we, as a society, see that it’s appropriate to

Independent Living Operators Can Focus on Facebook During Quarantine

Organic social media content is more important than ever during COVID-19 pandemic for residents and prospects. By Greg Eves, United Group of Companies Independent living is a lifestyle choice for seniors. Whether prospective residents are looking to downsize their home,

Mall Redevelopment is a Growing Trend

Active adult emerges as new market for work-live-play conversions. By Tom Thrasher, Kaufman Lynn Construction The term “re-urbanization” has often been used to describe the movement of people back into an area that has been previously abandoned and is usually

Lender Q&A: Capital Markets Are Up to the Challenge

Even in the face of low occupancy, overbuilding, labor issues and a global pandemic, lenders have faith in seniors housing as an asset class. By Jeff Shaw There’s no doubt that seniors housing faces challenges that other sectors do not.

Tech Can Ease the Pain of Pandemic

How you can help staff streamline external communication efforts during COVID-19. By Michael Eidsaune, CEO, Carely It’s been more than five weeks since family members have been able to visit their loved ones in senior living facilities due to coronavirus,

Four Infection Control Ideas for Even After COVID-19

This pandemic could change the design and programming of seniors housing forever. By Russ Garber, M+A Architects Our senior citizens are wise and brave and giving, but they are also among our most vulnerable loved ones. For the many in

The Next Big Amenities in Senior Housing: Programming and Services

Health, socialization and transportation are top on seniors’ ‘want’ lists for a new home. By John R. Williams, Avanath Capital Management There is a renaissance underway in the seniors housing industry. Today’s seniors are more active and engaged than ever

Design for Future Seniors

Tomorrow’s seniors will want flexibility, privacy and intergenerational living. By Marissa Kasdan, KTGY Architecture + Planning Seniors housing, as a market segment, has had a relatively limited history in the United States. Early examples of seniors housing were for those

Is It Time to Break Up with Your Operator?

Investors should seek out managers with low turnover, local knowledge and solid standardized practices. By Jess Stonefield Market demographics are just one set of factors that impact a seniors housing investment. Another factor, and arguably a more important one, is