Industry Overview

Studies report the number of Americans over 80 will double in the next two decades. The effect that this phenomenon will have on everything from healthcare, to housing stock, to tax law cannot be overestimated. While the “Silver Tsunami” demographic varies greatly in terms of health, income, and lifestyle/housing preferences, some trends, in terms of longer lifespans, more active lifestyles and growing economic disparities can already be tracked. These will have far-reaching implications in areas from finance, construction, and real estate to government, employment, and healthcare.

Our Approach

We represent continuing-care retirement communities, stand-alone nursing homes, assisted-living facilities, and other stakeholders in the industry. We advise senior-living clients on complex corporate structures, tax-exempt financings, licensing and regulatory matters, labor and employment, construction, branding and intellectual property rights. We provide counsel around reimbursement issues, PILOT negotiations, federal and state tax, and charitable requirements—along with informed business and strategy advice, that is designed to safeguard our clients’ interests and prepare them to meet ongoing growth and opportunities.

News & Insight


CARES Act Provider Relief Fund Enforcement Actions on the Rise

June 30, 2021

In May of 2021, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced a sweeping audit of certain health care providers who received general distribution payments from the Provider Relief Fund. As a result, 2021 may see an increas…


Timing is Everything: A Conversation with Jared L. Shwartz

June 7, 2021

Jared L. Shwartz is an associate at Hinckley Allen’s Boston office. He advises businesses on a wide variety of matters, including governance, entity choice and formation, mergers and acquisitions, contract and financing negotiations, and related transact…


Tips for Recreational Marijuana Use Policies in “Social Model” Assisted Living Residences

May 7, 2019

As more states consider legalizing recreational marijuana, assisted living residences (ALRs) face a unique challenge: residents that chose to use this product.  Formal guidance regarding how ALRs should address a resident’s use of recreational marijuana…


COVID-19 Vaccination Policies: EEOC Weighs In

December 22, 2020

On December 16, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance to include FAQs on the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine in the workplace. Like other guidance relating to COVID-19 issues, there may be changes as more info…


Innovative Treatment Models for Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care

April 26, 2018

This article was originally published by the Journal of Health Care Finance, and later shared on LinkedIn Pulse with a brief audio interview.Over five million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and other dementia (AD).  As the “Baby Boomer…

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