Senior living providers and investors are familiar with the financing options from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD. Less well known are the government-subsidized loan programs for healthcare facilities through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Liberty SBF is a specialty finance company that offers SBA, conventional and bridge loans.
In March and April of 2021, researchers from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) and the nonpartisan and objective research organization, NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC). spoke with a dozen senior housing and care operators about their experiences, challenges, and successes throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency during 2020. Discussion topics included workflow changes implemented in response to various state and federal requirements, testing strategies employed, PPE access, challenges with dementia care residents, interventions to address loneliness and social isolation, and efforts to vaccinate residents and staff.
A week from today, thousands of leaders in senior housing and care will convene, in person, for three days of networking, deal-making, and strategic insight. For many, the 2021 NIC Fall Conference is the most important event of the year, particularly during a time of disruption which is presenting significant challenges – and major opportunities. Most are likely looking forward to meeting friends, old and new, in person, and to being able to return to a sense of normalcy.
Where does the senior living industry now stand 18 months into a brutal pandemic? Matthew Ruark has a quick reply. “The sector may have been hit hard by Covid-19 , but it’s still standing. The fundamentals of the business are sound,” said the senior vice president of commercial and healthcare mortgage production at KeyBank Real Estate Capital Group.