The Senior Living industry is beginning to see acquisition activity bounce back. Senior housing occupancy in the United States reached a record low of 78.8 percent in the first quarter of 2021, falling 1.8 percentage points from the last quarter of 2020 and 8.7 percentage points from a year ago, according to new NIC MAP® data, powered by NIC MAP Vision. This is the sixth consecutive quarter occupancy has declined, and the fourth since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

When it comes to bringing these numbers back up as we move forward, planning is everything. Planning as a risk management tool will allow you to manage any execution risk as well as timeline and budget risk. Planning is another tool for your arsenal that brings with it confidence that your investment is sound.

Effective Strategic Planning

When it comes to interior design, the importance of a strong, guiding strategy cannot be overstated. Planning how a community will function, balanced with the community’s CapEx dollars and investments, is key. Many changes can enhance wellness without requiring a large amount of capital expenditures. Incorporating technology into design is also becoming more valuable in Senior Care. This past year reinforced the importance of utilizing technology to support wellness and engagement.

As you begin reinvigorating your renovation projects, construction projects or acquisitions, you can rely on Direct Supply Aptura. Backed by 300+ renovation and new construction projects completed each year and over 35 years of Senior Living experience, we offer award-winning planning, design, procurement and construction services to help you boost census, safety and operational efficiency, providing unparalleled return on investment.

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“This is why planning is so fundamental. We do not have the luxury to make mistakes. When embarking upon a capital investment, one must be very thoughtful about what the priorities of that investment are, since we know that cost is going to be a challenge of that construction or renovation project. Decisions must be clear and must also allow for flexibility. The trick is, you cannot be flexible without first thinking through what your exact priorities are.”

Gaurie Rodman, Director of Planning
Services with Direct Supply.

Our Senior Living Experts

Gaurie Rodman

Gaurie Rodman
Director of Planning,
Direct Supply Aptura

Joe Daniels

Joe Daniels
VP of Business Development,
Direct Supply Aptura

Erin Berry

Erin Berry
Director of Interior Design,
Direct Supply Aptura

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