Author Archive: Elizabeth Ecker

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Aegis Living Appoints Judy Meleliat as New Company President

Aegis Living has appointed its former Chief Marketing Officer Judy Meleliat to serve as the company’s new president, joining a handful of women C-suite leaders among the largest assisted living providers in the nation. Aegis, which ranked No. 51 of the nation’s largest senior living providers in 2014 by the Assisted Living Federation of America,… Read More »

Providers Prepare For Huge Wave of Memory Care Competition

Memory care is quickly risen what some are calling the “flavor of the year,” when it comes to new senior housing construction across the nation. While other property types have ticked up and down over the last eight years, during and following the housing crisis, memory care construction has slowly and gradually increased over time,… Read More »

Senior Living Provider Makes Home Care Cuts, Citing Turnover Woes

Across an industry landscape where many community-based senior living and care providers are adding home care services to their offerings, one East Coast provider has announced it will be doing the opposite.  Citing operational challenges involved in providing home care services, namely those associated with staffing for home care, Country Meadows Retirement Communities, which operates… Read More »

AARP Pinpoints Alternative Age-Friendly Housing Options

The increasing costs of traditional assisted living, independent living and continuing care retirement community options have given rise to a host of senior housing alternatives, especially in light of financial pressures on the aging population due to the recent recession and ongoing economic recovery. AARP recapped several of these popular alternatives in an article this… Read More »

Bild and Co. Rebrands, Builds Senior Living Marketing Agency

Established senior living consulting company Bild & Co. is underway with plans to double its senior living marketing agency arm, based in Tampa, Florida.  The company, which has long provided advisory services to senior living providers, including marketing strategy and implementation, is also undergoing a rebranding effort after its 15 years in operation. The rebranding will include… Read More »

Reuters: CareOne Eyeing Sale of $2 Billion in Real Estate Assets

Senior living owner-operator CareOne is rumored to be looking into the sale potential of as much as $2 billion worth of real estate assets spanning dozens of senior housing and care communities, Reuters is reporting. Citing “people familiar with the matter,” Reuters confirmed the company has engaged Jeffries to “explore the possibility of its real… Read More »

Dished: Sushi in Senior Living—and other Fusion Fare

Dished: Sushi in Senior Living—and other Fusion Fare

Photo: Tania Tuluie Gone are the days when cafeterias and pre-plated dining made the cut in senior living. Now, in order to stay competitive, providers are incorporating five-star restaurants into their offerings. And that means staying on the cutting edge of all that is offered outside of the community walls. But creating a true restaurant… Read More »

Ziegler Closes $140M Financing to Prompt Nonprofit CCRC Construction in California

The completion of more than $140 million in financing for a California nonprofit continuing care retirement community may signal good news for start-ups and more development ahead for a state that has traditionally had high barriers to entry for nonprofit CCRCs.  MonteCedro, the not-for-profit public benefit corporation that owns and operates the CCRC, achieved the… Read More »

Last Chance—Webinar: Securing Senior Housing Construction Financing

Senior Housing News and RED Capital Group have teamed up to provide an inside look at the latest data and trends impacting senior living construction in today’s market. Sign up now! During this FREE webinar, you’ll hear from the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) about the latest construction data… Read More »

ALFA Spells Change Ahead, New Name and New Vision

The Assisted Living Federation of America, a national association of senior living providers, is outlining major changes ahead, including a to-be-determined new name for the organization.  On the heels of merger talks between ALFA and the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) that were later abandoned, ALFA chairwoman Brenda Bacon shared details of the association’s strategic… Read More »

Chartwell Sells 4 U.S. Senior Living Properties for $136 Million

Chartwell Retirement Residences (TSX:CSH.UN), a Canada-based owner-operator of retirement communities, has announced the sale a portfolio of four of its U.S.-based properties for a total of $136.1 million. The properties are being acquired by a joint venture partnership between Focus Healthcare Partners and Garrison Street Partners. Focus Healthcare Partners is a current owner of senior… Read More »