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…

Worker, Supply Shortages Hit Builders

General contractors continue to innovate and complete projects despite COVID-caused headwinds. By Jeff Shaw We’re all familiar with the headlines by now: construction materials prices are at record highs, and nearly every industry has a shortage of workers, dealing a…

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…

Bellwether Enterprise Hires Seniors Housing Veteran Kim Huffstutler

NEW YORK CITY — Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital LLC, the commercial and multifamily mortgage banking subsidiary of Enterprise Community Investment Inc., has hired Kim Huffstutler as senior vice president of seniors housing and care. Huffstutler will be responsible for…

Shannondale Senior Living Hires Jim Driscoll as CFO

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Shannondale, a Knoxville-based operator, has hired Jim Driscoll as chief financial officer. Driscoll has 15 years of experience in healthcare accounting, financial and compliance management. He holds an MBA in finance from the University of Mississippi, Oxford;…

Berkadia Hires Simona Wilson as Director of Seniors Housing Team

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Berkadia, an El Segundo-based financial services firm, has hired Simona Wilson to its Berkadia Seniors Housing & Healthcare team as a director. She will serve on the investment sales platform helmed by Tim Cobb. Prior to…

LeadingAge Florida Elects New Board of Trustees

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — LeadingAge Florida, a Tallahassee-based branch of the nonprofit industry organization, has elected Bruce Jones as its new board chair during the association’s convention in Orlando. Jones is the CEO of Vicar’s Landing in Ponte Vedra Beach. In…

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…

Commonwealth Senior Living Adds Three Regional VPs

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Commonwealth Senior Living has hired three new leadership team members to oversee the operations at Commonwealth’s portfolio of communities in the Northern, Southwest and Eastern/Peninsula regions. Monet Morris has been named senior regional vice president and both…