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Voices: Chip Overstreet, CEO, Spiceology

This article is sponsored by Spiceology. In this Voices interview, Senior Housing News sits down with Spiceology CEO Chip Overstreet to explore the cutting edge of flavor creation and its impact on senior living dining. He talks about Spiceology’s role in bridging the gap between delicious and nutritious, and he discusses the important role salt-free...

3 Tailwinds Boosting Senior Living’s Recovery — And How Providers Can Benefit Most

From the effects of the delta variant to a worsening labor crisis, the senior living industry faces myriad challenges — but there are also powerful tailwinds that are propelling a pandemic recovery and should lead to a bright future for the sector. The recent experience of Bild & Company Founder and President Traci Bild illustrates several...

BMO: Brookdale, Sunrise, Atria Still Logging Web Traffic Above 2019 Levels

Despite all of the recent disruptions from Covid-19, some of the country’s biggest senior living providers are still logging web traffic above pre-pandemic levels— good news for an industry anxiously awaiting what the coming months will bring. That’s according to BMO Capital Markets analysts Juan Sanabria and John Kim, who analyzed SimilarWeb...

How Interior Design Boosts Recruitment and Retention: 3 Areas To Consider

Stress and burnout are high in senior living, and work environments may hold the key to unlocking their job satisfaction. A pair of reports from OnShift reveal insights into the strain on senior living employees, and what employers can do to help. The 2021 Employee Perspectives Report gathered insights of more than 2,800 workers in senior care...

[UPDATED] CDC Panel Recommends Pfizer Boosters for Older Adults, Director Backs Third Shots for Workers

An advisory group with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) endorsed Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine booster shots for older adults and other people with health risks. Though the panel initially left out people whose occupations may cause them to frequently come into contact with the coronavirus, such as health care workers, CDC Director...

Brookdale Recovery Slowed — But Not Stopped — By Delta Variant, Labor Pressures

The Covid-19 delta variant has slowed Brookdale Senior Living’s (NYSE: BKD) occupancy recovery, which has been on a six-month upward trend. In particular, growth appears to be slowing in states and markets where the delta variant is spreading the fastest, the Brentwood, Tennessee-based owner-operator declared in a 8-K form filed Tuesday with...

In the Pipeline: Tradition Senior Living Project Breaks Ground in Texas; Brightview Opens Maryland Community

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, an annual competition that recognizes cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living. Submissions are currently open. Sign up for SHN + to read this exclusive content. Individual Membership$400 per year Purchase...

2Life Communities CEO: New Opus Model Aims to Fill Middle-Market ‘Abyss’

2Life Communities President and CEO Amy Schectman still remembers the tearful phone calls. Desperate family members would phone Schectman crying, and relay an all-too-familiar problem: their loved ones earned slightly too much to qualify for true affordable senior housing, but not enough to afford living in market-rate communities. In...

Future Leader: Nikki Jo Olsen, Corporate Resident Enrichment Director at Avenida Companies

The Future Leaders Awards program is brought to you in partnership with PointClickCare. The program is designed to recognize up-and-coming industry members who are shaping the next decade of senior housing, skilled nursing, home health and hospice care. To see this year’s future leaders, visit https://futureleaders.agingmedia.com/. Nikki Jo...

77% of Assisted Living Providers Say Staffing Crisis Getting Worse

It’s no secret that staffing challenges have long plagued the senior living industry, but a new survey shows many operators believe those headwinds have intensified in recent months. More than three quarters of assisted living providers — 77% — said their overall workforce situation has gotten “much worse” or “somewhat worse” since June, according...

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