Leading From the Heart for the Middle Market

To succeed for residents of moderate means, we must balance compassion with the business aspects of seniors housing. By Joe Jasmon In order to create a successful and financially sound solution for the middle market of seniors housing, we have…

How to Manage the ‘Tripledemic’ of COVID, Flu and RSV

By Sara Aristizabal, Delos Labs For over two years, people in the United States and around the world have lived under varying levels of precautionary measures to control the outbreak of COVID-19. Mandatory masking, vaccinations, social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions…

‘Deaf Tester’ Lawsuits Target Senior Living Providers

By Sunny Thompson and Aliya Astaphan, Snell & Wilmer Senior living providers throughout the country are facing an emerging litigation threat — tester lawsuits brought by fair housing organizations claiming a lack of access to seniors housing facilities for deaf…

Renovating Occupied Assets Requires a Gentle Hand

Developers must understand, respect and engage with residents to succeed. By Amy Fahey It is no secret there is a seniors housing shortage in this country. Given the lack of affordable land in many areas for ground-up construction, many developers…

Keep a Five-Star Rating with Recruitment, Retention

CMS shifts have added regulatory pressure to staffing urgency. Take a new approach.  By Rishabh Parmar It is no secret that staffing shortages have consistently plagued skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), impacting patient care and staff satisfaction. But recent changes in…

The SHB Interview: Sevy Petras, CEO, Priority Life Care

Head of third-party operator believes a rising tide lifts all boats. By Jeff Shaw Although Severine ‘Sevy’ Petras may be the CEO of Fort Wayne, Indiana-based third-party operator Priority Life Care, she prefers to play down her title . “Do…

Question of the Month: Transparency

“Transparency” has become a rallying cry. What does transparency mean to you and why is it so important? Challenge presumptions By Marcus Van Ameringen Vice President of Business Development 12 Oaks Senior Living When compared to the multifamily business, which…

How Communities Can Meet Connectivity Needs

As residents’ Wi-Fi needs continue to evolve, operators must keep an eye to the future without neglecting the present. By Michael Slovin, Vice President of Field Sales, Xfinity Communities Internet connectivity is probably not the first thing you think of…

Three Hospitality-Inspired Approaches to Senior Living

By Rich Molfetta, chief operating officer, LIVIA Health & Senior Living Demand for senior living is on the upswing. A recent report from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) found that 78 percent of the senior…

How to Design a Robust Dining Program

Active adult communities can increase wellness and foster community with a holistic approach to food. By Jami Mohlenkamp The 96 million Americans over age 55 are fundamentally changing the expectations for active adult communities. Baby boomers are demanding something more…

Seniors Housing Needs Long-Term Tax Care

Follow these steps to stop excessive property tax assessments. By J. Kieran Jennings In a nation that has faced a host of new challenges since the pandemic began, the seniors housing sector has carried one of the heaviest burdens. COVID-19-related…

Become a Champion for Both Residents and Workers

Operators must transform approaches to the workforce shortage and accommodate the next generation of seniors. By Taylor Mokris From profitability to safety, seniors housing continues to be a story of post-pandemic resiliency. But as all industries enter the so-called “new…

The SHB Interview: Joel Nelson, President, CEO, LCS

From trainee to executive director to CEO, Nelson guides one of the industry’s largest companies. By Jeff Shaw While Joel Nelson may be the definition of a “lifer” with LCS —  starting as a trainee with the company in 1986…

Broker Q&A: Transactions Surge Back to Life

A panel of top brokers discusses the state of M&A activity. Roundtable participants Jay M. Wagner, Vice Chairman, Senior Housing Capital Markets, Cushman & Wakefield Brooks Minford, Director, Berkadia Senior Housing & Healthcare Adam Heavenrich, Managing Director, Heavenrich & Company Brooks Blackmon, Senior Director, Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate…

Question of the Month: Interest Rates

How has the rise in interest rates in 2022 affected lender and borrower strategies in the seniors housing space? Costs flow downhill By Don Pelgrim CEO Wilshire Finance Partners The rise of interest rates has affected lenders and borrowers, specifically…

New Demands are Impacting Design of Life Plan Communities

By Steven Leone and Richard C. Quinn, Spiezle Architectural Group Over the past several years, design trends have painted an interesting picture for future life plan communities that stray from what we have seen for decades. Life plan communities (previously…

Visible Culture Creates an Engaged Workforce

Five key drivers hold the solution to many labor challenges. By Jennifer Sodo Our industry is in an unprecedented time of staff shortages, stress and burnout. A recent OnShift survey of senior living workers indicated that 90 percent of leadership…

Question of the Month: Inflation’s Impact

What impact is inflation having on seniors housing and how are operators and owners adjusting? Give residents more options By Chuck Hastings Chief Financial Officer Juniper Communities With wages, food, utilities and other costs still rising, we at Juniper have…

Five Successful Strategies for Boosting Seniors Housing Occupancy

By Gregory F. Hagood, Senior Managing Director, and Mary Missbach Dressler, Managing Director, SOLIC Capital Partners The senior living sector was among the hardest hit industries of the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID resulted in the double whammy of a rapid drop…

Infill Seniors Housing Can Give Seniors What They Want, Need

By Ben Seager, Principal, KTGY American poet and author Maya Angelou said, “Mostly, what I have learned so far about aging, despite the creakiness of one’s bones and cragginess of one’s once-silken skin, is this: Do it. By all means,…

Use Technology, Design to Achieve Senior Living Goals

By Christian Buesing, director of operations – technology solutions, Direct Supply Technology needs to serve a purpose. In my personal life I am slow to implement new technology into my routine until I know for sure it will serve me…

A Mid-Year Look at Seniors Housing Finance

By Russell Phillips, Regions Bank As a real estate asset class serving the nation’s elderly population, the seniors housing sector was faced with serious challenges during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Residents and staff of senior living facilities faced…