In a year dominated by the coronavirus, it’s not surprising that COVID-19 popped up more than once as a topic of our most-read columns of 2020 when we examined analytics related to website visitors, newsletter readers and social media followers and friends. But other topics arose, too.

The list below details some of our most popular columns that were posted and read between Jan. 1 and Dec. 21. Here’s a chance to revisit those columns or read them for the first time.

John O'Connor
John O’Connor

• Most-read column by Editorial Director John O’Connor:

We’re shocked, shocked, that turnover is such a big challenge

A survey of almost 1,500 senior living and care industry respondents found that employee turnover continues to be the top workforce challenge for many companies. O’Connor wrote about it in this Jan. 23 column.

You’ll find additional articles and columns about workforce issues in senior living here.

Read additional columns by O’Connor here.

Lois A. Bowers

• Most-read column by Editor Lois A. Bowers:

Coronavirus has reached long-term care. Prepare, don’t panic

Bowers’ March 2 column was published just as the first reported possible outbreak of COVID-19 in a long-term care facility, and the first reported case of COVID-19 in a healthcare worker — a caregiver in that facility, were announced by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “It’s time to prepare, not panic, says one senior living operator’s chief medical officer. Fortunately, many resources are available to help you,” she wrote.

You’ll find additional articles and columns about COVID-19 and senior living here.

Read additional columns by Bowers here.

Craig Abbott headshot
Craig Abbott

• Most-read guest column:

Senior living trends: Prepare for historic changes in 2020

Occupancy and growth, increasing needs for low- and middle-income seniors, and workforce and customer experience issues are some of the trends that Health Dimensions Group Executive Vice President of Growth Craig wrote about in this Jan. 6 column. These trends, he said, would have significant bearing within the senior living space in 2020.

Read more on workforce issues here, technology in senior living here, marketing issues here, and middle-market issues here.

Read more guest columns here.

Thomas Steinbrenner headshot
Thomas Steinbrenner

• Most-read marketplace column:

Your liability if employees test positive for coronavirus

It’s time to prepare for a potential business interruption or employee quarantine issue now, ahead of potential liability, Thomas Steinbrenner, a senior vice president at Hub International, wrote in this March 19 marketplace column.

You’ll find additional articles and columns about COVID-19 and senior living here.

Read more marketplace columns here.

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