A frank discussion on what works and where we’re headed now. Operators are the best source of practical insights into the pandemic. They understand the realities and challenges of a disease outbreak that impacts vulnerable elders.
While the latest NIC data show skilled nursing and seniors housing occupancy and move-in rates declining and daily headlines seem to spotlight COVID-19 infections whenever they occur in these communities, the outlook from some of the sector’s most prominent analysts, while clear-eyed on short-term impacts and challenges, is not all bad. In fact, they see opportunities post-COVID.
Interest in telehealth shifted into high gear over the last month as senior living providers quickly recognized the benefits of caring for residents with virtual visits as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds.