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Senior Living Providers Find Lasting Opportunity in HCBS

A growing number of senior living providers are reporting successful outcomes from implementing home and community-based services (HCBS), which have seen an uptick in interest from providers looking to reach older Americans who prefer to age in place. Fifty-two percent of the largest not-for-profit system providers offer some sort of home and community-based service off-campus to… Read More »

Xbox Meets Fall Prevention Tech at Senior Living HackFest

Video conferencing technology is essential to any telehealth platform, but what happens when you take a popular video game platform and hack it so it serves a different purpose? The product: a new take on fall prevention for seniors. The platform: Xbox. (Yes, that Xbox.) Held October 18-20 at the 2014 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and… Read More »

USA Today: Ask These Questions Before Signing CCRC Contract

Prospective residents often overlook the financial risks they take on when moving into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), USA Today suggests, adding that prospects need to ask hard questions about the community’s financial viability before making the transition. Entrance fees for CCRCs, of which there are some 2,000 nationwide, can run anywhere from $100,000… Read More »

In Senior Housing Development, Cash Is Still King

Senior housing is an industry built on strong relationships — relationships with operators, investors, developers, residents. So it’s no secret that in order to enter the sector, a company must have a foot in the door either through its own reputation or the reputation of its partners. But experts at this year’s NIC conference dispelled… Read More »

Senior Living Execs See Higher Margins, With Major Challenges Ahead

The outlook for senior housing has been defined as strong, despite the recession and real estate downturn. And operating margins are reflecting the positive outlook, having risen from 2.13% to 3.24%—an increase of more than half, according to a new report on senior living providers, released last week.  But there are still major challenges identified… Read More »

Most Read: 4 Ways Providers Are Reinventing Senior Housing

In case you missed them, here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week: 4 Ways Operators Are Reinventing Senior Housing — Through small and hybrid homes, pocket neighborhoods and downtown CCRCs, senior living providers are tackling their construction projects with an eye toward the latest design trends.  CCRC Sees New… Read More »

Newcastle Reveals New Details for Senior Housing REIT Spin-Off

Today, Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT) released new details regarding its previously announced senior housing real estate investment trust (REIT), including a completion date and investment plans for the new senior-housing specific REIT.  After months of speculation and a confirmation in June, New Senior Investment Group, Inc. (NYSE: SNR) is on track to become a… Read More »

Senior Living Occupancy, Rents Have More to Gain in 2014

Advancements in the broader economy forecast a favorable outlook for across all senior housing property types in the second half of 2014, and growth is likely to continue well into next year, according to a new Marcus & Millichap report. Independent, assisted living, skilled nursing and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) stand to benefit from improving economic… Read More »

Long-Term Care Providers Must Improve to Attract Health Care Partners

With the increase in the senior population, plus increasing numbers of individuals with chronic conditions and Alzheimer’s, the total number of Americans requiring long term care will more than double from 13 million in 2000 to 27 million in 2050, says a new report. While demand for such services is projected to increase, reputation will be key to a long… Read More »

Ventas, GlynnDevins, CBRE All Hiring — Apply Today

Looking for a senior housing job? We’ve got you covered, bringing you job postings from some of the top senior housing employers in the country.   Open positions include recruiter at Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), junior appraiser at CBRE, Inc., business development director at GlynnDevins and more. Are you a senior living company or organization… Read More »

Brookdale Community Name Changes Continue in Kansas City, Post-Merger

Months following completion of the merger between Brookdale and Emeritus, the nation’s now-largest senior living provider is continuing to grow its brand presence by changing the names of nine Kansas City-area communities, the company announced this week.  Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) will change the name of its Grand Court Kansas City community, along with eight… Read More »