COVID-19

Is Aging in Place the Better Option After the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Nursing homes have been in the news recently as they grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. These communities of vulnerable residents have been especially hard-hit by this deadly and highly contagious virus. I imagine, by extension, it’s left a lot of people wondering if the positive aspects of living in a senior living [...]

By |2021-04-12T11:18:58-04:00May 11th, 2020|

Pandemic Real Estate: Is It a Good Time to Sell Your Home?

Spring is typically considered the best time to sell a home. As the weather warms, interested buyers come out of hibernation, often with the goal of getting moved in before their children’s school year starts in the fall. The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown a monkey wrench in the U.S. real estate market during what would [...]

By |2021-04-12T11:33:18-04:00May 4th, 2020|

Willow Valley Communities: A COVID-19 Prevention Case Study

Pictured: Townhomes at Providence Park on The Manor campus of Willow Valley Communities (photo credit: Willow Valley Communities) The COVID-19 virus has been especially lethal to older people, as exemplified by a tragic statistic revealed last week by Pennsylvania’s Department of Health. Of the state’s 700+ COVID-19 deaths, approximately 52 percent have been residents of [...]

By |2021-04-12T13:21:17-04:00April 20th, 2020|

Lessons in Resiliency from Senior Living Communities

It’s understandable if you find the news headlines frightening. Each day, the death toll of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic climbs higher. And it also seems like nearly every day, there’s a new story about a nursing home hit with cases of COVID-19 among their residents and/or staff. As I’ve written about in recent weeks, nursing [...]

By |2021-04-12T13:22:27-04:00April 13th, 2020|

Why Patient Care Protocols Are Critical During a Pandemic

You’ve heard the heartbreaking story of the LifeCare Center nursing home in Kirkland, Washington, which was an initial epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak in that state. At least 35 residents and staff members of that long-term care community have died as a result of this highly contagious virus. What went wrong As I’ve written recently, [...]

By |2021-04-12T13:24:36-04:00March 30th, 2020|

Senior Living Continues the Fight Against COVID-19

I know coronavirus (COVID-19) is top-of-mind and people are worried, for good reason. It’s understandable as we have an increasing number of diagnosed cases and more business and school closures. Last week, I wrote about how, in general, the senior living industry is better prepared than most other sectors to deal with a highly contagious [...]

By |2020-03-17T07:41:47-04:00March 16th, 2020|
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