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Most Read: 3 Threats Stand In Way of Home Health Care

In case you missed them, here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week: Home Health Has Potential, But Faces 3 Real Threats — As an increasing number of senior living providers offer home health care services to expand their reach beyond community walls, experts note that there are steep challenges… Read More »

Quality Systems are Senior Living Silver Bullet

In senior living, a company’s brand is reflective of its reputation, not only in the eyes of consumers and their families, but to state regulators as well. Operators who have gone the extra mile to polish their brands through the use of various quality measurements have seen tangible successes in their operations. Whether it’s maintaining… Read More »

PBS: LGBT Community Faces Unique Retirement Crisis

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older Americans are facing a retirement crisis for reasons separate from those of their straight brethren, writes PBS media partner Next Avenue in a recent column, adding that there are a growing number of same-sex retirement communities around the country. The article is part of Twin Cities Public Television Next… Read More »

Senior Housing REIT CNL to Complete Initial Public Offering in January

CNL Healthcare Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on senior housing and health care facilities, announced recently that the anticipated completion date for its initial public offering (IPO) will be on or close to Jan. 30, 2015. As of June 30, 2014, CNL Healthcare Properties received approximately $758 million in gross offering proceeds.… Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/23/14)

Construction: Planned Caddis to Bring First Heartis Community to San Antonio Dallas-based real estate firm Caddis will soon begin construction on its first community in San Antonio to carry the company’s Heartis brand.  Project plans for Heartis San Antonio, which is scheduled to open in the second quarter of 2016, call for a 86,000-square-foot assisted living… Read More »

To Lease or to Buy in Senior Living? Ask These 4 Questions

Owning versus leasing is not always a clear cut decision, but there are many questions long-term care owners large and small should ask in advance of transitioning into ownership from leasing, or vice versa. Understanding the advantages and disadvantages — including common misconceptions — of one’s next real estate move will help achieve the best… Read More »

Bild & Co. Acquisition Ups Mystery Shopping Services

Senior living speciality marketing company Bild & Co. is making a major foray into mystery shopping through the acquisition of existing provider Primo Solutions. Phoenix, Ariz.-based Primo Solutions and Bild & Co. are both longtime providers of mystery shopping services to senior living and healthcare organization, but the acquisition will further position Bild & Co.… Read More »

Doctors Know Nothing About Skilled Nursing, Survey Finds

In a health care environment where all eyes are on collaboration among hospitals, post-acute care and long-term care providers, a recent study shows doctors actually know little about the services skilled nursing provides. “[Internal] medical residents have insufficient knowledge about the type of care that can be provided at a [skilled nursing facility] SNF and… Read More »

Study Shows Senior Stereotypes Improve Health — If Done Right

Senior living has been grappling with using the right marketing terms and advertisements of late, ditching words and campaigns that peg seniors as just that — seniors.  But new research shows there’s more incentive for providers to focus on the uplifting aspects of the aging population in their outreach initiatives, even those that are stereotypical.… Read More »

Home Health Has Potential, But Faces 3 Real Threats

Home health care may offer untapped opportunities in senior living, and many are already adding in-home services as a way to bridge care gaps or expand services beyond community walls. But these opportunities won’t be available without first overcoming some steep challenges, experts say. Globally, 21% of health care executives cite the shift to home… Read More »

How Post-Acute Care is Redefining the Role of Senior Living

For senior living providers who want to be in the business of forming post-acute care partnerships, they’ll have to abandon certain conventional wisdom and re-examine how they present their organizations to their potential partners. To play in the post-acute care partnership game, senior living providers have to address three criteria: quicker, sicker and the ticker,… Read More »