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Patricia Toledo Technology Expectations EHRs

Consumer expectations of technology are evolving due to a generational shift. Today’s senior living and long-term care residents and their family members are becoming increasingly tech-savvy. Their adeptness with digital solutions continues to grow with new technology. Residents and their families’ use of these tools is expanding rapidly to include staying updated on health and activities, tracking medication, managing important documentation and overseeing finances. Electronic health records (EHRs) can assist in centralizing this information and can conform to the latest customer needs. Residents and their loved ones expect easy access …

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Jason Smeck Lument Seniors Housing Borrowing

     Seniors housing acquisition and development is a costly business these days. Inflation has increased the price of construction materials, and wage pressures are driving up personnel costs. And after nearly two years of interest rate hikes to slow inflation, debt service on short-term construction and bridge loans is straining borrowers’ budgets and potentially threatening their ability to qualify for take-out financing when their properties reach stabilization. That is, if they can even source a long-term mortgage from increasingly risk-averse regional banks distracted by today’s market volatility, says Jason …

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    The Dec. 7 webinar “What Will 2024 Hold for Seniors Housing Investment & Acquisition Activity?” covered where the industry stands now and how experts are preparing to succeed in 2024. Webinar panelists listed factors like interest rates, wages, insurance costs, inflation, margin compression, resident move-ins and bank short sales as market indicators for the health of seniors housing. Learn their outlook and forecasts for what the industry may face in the new year. The speakers covered transaction activity, cap rate trends, capital availability and pricing, as well as the …

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Seniors Housing Construction Trends

By Berkadia Seniors Housing & Healthcare Like many sectors within the commercial real estate (CRE) industry, the seniors housing market faced headwinds over the past year, largely due to tightening financing conditions and widespread economic uncertainty. However, based upon research and anecdotal evidence from the clients and companies we serve in the seniors housing space, we believe the sector is well positioned to bounce back and generate positive operating results for the remainder of 2023 and into 2024. View a higher resolution version of the construction trends graph above here. Fundamentals …

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  The Oct. 17 webinar “Inside the Resident Room: In-Unit Data Helps Seniors Housing OperatorsImprove Safety & Increase Profitability“ focused on how resident room data can help seniors housing operators improve patient outcomes and reduce operating costs. During this brief, one-hour discussion, seniors housing industry experts talked about some of the most challenging and important topics facing the world of senior living: staffing crises, ballooning costs, data gathering tactics and increasing resident safety while maintaining their privacy. Listen in to learn more about senior living technology and its role in fall prevention, …

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MatrixCare Clinical Team Moore

Call it the ripple effect. A great clinical team produces positive resident outcomes. Positive outcomes lead to satisfied residents and families, which leads to a good reputation in the wider community. That leads to more referrals, higher occupancies and organizational success. “Clinical outcomes are at the forefront of everything we do,” says Rob Moore, director of strategy and portfolio management at MatrixCare, a provider of senior living software solutions. “It is critical to maintain focus on outcomes.” The best way to ensure good resident outcomes? Give the clinical team a …

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  The Sept. 28 webinar “The Do’s and Don’ts of Marketing Automation for Seniors Housing“ focused on how growing occupancy at properties can effectively counter the headwinds the industry is currently facing. Automation can make for smart and effective marketing, but what are the best practices when it comes to streamlining and messaging? Tune in to learn how repetitive (and often manual) tasks can be overhauled by an overall strategy that automates marketing at a scale that’s both appropriate and human. Learn about particular industry challenges, seniors housing industry trends and how …

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Michael Gehl FHA lending quote

It has been more than three years since COVID-19 lockdowns wreaked havoc on skilled nursing, assisted living and memory care facilities. Among other consequences, falling admissions and occupancies required many operators to seek or extend short-term loans to survive until brighter days. The good news is that, to a certain extent, those days have arrived: Rebounding occupancies are inching closer to pre-pandemic levels, higher Medicaid reimbursements are flowing to net operating income, and labor costs are stabilizing, says Michael Gehl, chief investment officer for FHA lending for NewPoint Real Estate …

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  The Sept. 14 webinar “It’s the Dog Days of the Senior Living Investment Market — How to Find theCreativity Needed to Overcome Capital Markets Crunch“ analyzed the outlook throughout today’s seniors housing market. Operations recovery, development, transaction trends, capital availability and pricing were all points of discussion for an hour-long conversation between a six-person panel of industry experts. Where are there opportunities and how is the seniors housing world adapting to the current environment? Click here to find out more about what experts are seeing in the capital markets landscape. Major …

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  The September 6 webinar “Technology & Seniors Housing — How to Achieve Smart, Streamlined &Standardized Business Systems” focused on how operators can optimize technology to meet resident and family expectations while operating as efficiently as possible. See how industry experts are encouraging a more cohesive approach to systems in seniors housing by consolidating their tech stack. This webinar covers the importance and the components of a strategic technology plan, the impact of resident and family experiences, plus how residents are using engagement technology currently (including announcements, social calendars, maintenance, meal ordering and …

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