Labor Pains

Senior living communities grapple with a severe worker shortage, responding with innovative approaches and programs. By Jane Adler “Help Wanted!” “Now Hiring!” The urgent signs posted everywhere from grocery stores to job boards reveal the depth of the labor shortage…

Question of the Month: What’s Your Staffing Situation?

Is your labor and staffing situation better, worse or the same as it was earlier in 2021, and why? Focus on engagement By Monica Friedman Chief HR Officer LCS We are continuing to experience staffing challenges to a greater degree…

Diversified Healthcare Trust Transitions Seven Communities to New Operators

NEWTON, Mass. — Diversified Healthcare Trust (NASDAQ: DHC), a Newton-based REIT, has added five assisted living communities in Wisconsin totaling 300 units to its existing management agreement with Cedarhurst Senior Living within its seniors housing operating portfolio (SHOP). Additionally, DHC…

Integral Senior Living Grows Leadership Team, Operational Portfolio

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Integral Senior Living (ISL), a Carlsbad-based operator, has taken over management of six senior living communities in Indiana and Michigan. The company also named Adam Parton as regional vice president of operations and Brandy Ross as regional…

Question of the Month: Operator Replacements

Are owners replacing third-party operators at a faster rate than in the past and, if so, what’s driving the trend?   Consider multiple factors By Wendy Nowokunski Co-Founder, President Northbridge Companies There has been an uptick in replacing third-party management…

Using Technology to Address Challenges Exposed by COVID

COVID-19 made clear the need to overhaul technology capabilities in senior living facilities everywhere. The next wave of senior care’s tech evolution will encompass what the pandemic highlighted: a need for technologies that not only enhance residents’ physical safety, but…

Operators Adjust to Shifting Labor Landscape

Hiring and retaining good employees was already one of seniors housing operators’ top challenges before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Despite the many new problems that the outbreak presented, many in the seniors housing industry saw a potential silver lining: With…

JCH Negotiates Lease of 68-Unit Community in Modesto, California

MODESTO, Calif. — JCH Senior Housing Investment has arranged the triple-net lease of a 68-unit, 120-bed assisted living and memory care community in Modesto, approximately 80 miles south of Sacramento. The team at JCH led a marketing campaign for the…