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Most Read: What Senior Housing Bubble?

In case you missed them… here are the top headlines grabbing SHN readers’ attention this week:  What Bubble? Senior Housing Finds Its Sweet Spot—While many have speculated that recent senior living deals and developments could signal a new “bubble,” recent findings by CBRE show demand still far outpacing supply. Senior living, rather, is just hitting… Read More »

Why Consumer Marketing Alone Won't Cut it in Senior Living

Why Consumer Marketing Alone Won’t Cut it in Senior Living

Marketing Matters is brought to you by Solutions Advisors and Retiring by Design. Working together, Solutions Advisors and Retiring by Design give you the analytic and creative synergy to develop unique solutions and achieve optimum results for your senior living community, providing management, operations, marketing, and sales consulting services.  It’s a balancing act — create… Read More »

2015: The Rise of MOB Interest for Healthcare Investors

Investor interest in senior housing remains strong, but there is another asset class that will also command the attention of healthcare real estate investors in 2015: the $300 billion market for medical office buildings (MOBs). Though MOBs might not have been considered an accepted asset class 20 years ago, today some of the largest healthcare… Read More »

Study Finds 20% of Skilled Nursing Residents Involved in Aggressive Behavior

Nearly one in five nursing home residents were involved in at least one negative and aggressive encounter with one or more fellow residents between October and early November, a new study finds. Negative behavior included acts of verbal or physical abuse, inappropriate sexual behavior, or invasion of privacy, among other incidents, known collectively as resident-to-resident… Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (11/20/14)

Construction: Planned Erickson Living Plans Expansion at Mass. CCRC Erickson Living’s Brooksby Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Peabody, Mass., plans to expand its existing campus by adding a one-story addition to its Extended Care Center, according to plans the company filed with the city, as reported by The Salem News. The expansion will… Read More »

Senior Living and Hospital Referrals: Are You on the Magic List?

Reduce hospital readmissions, lower costs and increase referrals — it’s hard to have a conversation about senior housing nowadays without hearing these phrases. By addressing hospital readmissions, providers can lower the costs of health care, while, in turn, increasing their referral base and starting the cycle over again. However, many of the discussions regarding referrals… Read More »

Health Care REIT Closes $950 Milllion HealthLease Deal

Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN) has closed its previously announced deal with Healthlease Properties REIT, the company stated Wednesday.  The deal includes the acquisition of HealthLease Properties REIT and its portfolio of seniors housing, post-acute care and long-term care commuities that are triple-net leased to operating partners.  Health Care REIT has also partnered with Mainstreet… Read More »

Surprise Contenders Among Best Cities for Successful Aging

The United States is experiencing a revolution in the culture of aging — and some cities are more fit than others to accommodate millions of aging adults who are upending convention and seeking to remain active members of society.  Madison, Wis., and Iowa City, Iowa, prove they have what it takes, ranking as the top… Read More »

Home Health: One ACO’s Secret to Success

One of the biggest challenges within an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) is undoubtedly finding the most effective way to coordinate care between healthcare providers of various practices. But while there isn’t a clear cut formula on the best way to achieve this kind of interoperability, one Texas ACO has successfully lowered hospital readmissions by 23%… Read More »

Senior Living Operator Goes Big With New Investment Arm

An Oregon-based senior living operator with 12 years of industry experience announced this week the creation of a new division that will focus on expanding investment opportunities to a larger investor base. Such is the goal for Ridgeline Management Company, a company with offices in Eugene and West Linn that operates 16 senior living communities… Read More »

Boomers Seek Home Upgrades, Not Senior Housing

Baby Boomers are projected to spend $1.9 trillion on home purchases over five years, and not all boomers are looking to downsize, according to the latest research from The Demand Institute, which finds a significant amount of the World War II-born generation are looking for larger homes, or smaller homes with upgraded features. Only one in… Read More »