Author Archive: Jason Oliva

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In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (11/26/14)

Construction: Planned Big Rock Partners Closes Land Purchase for $60 Million Fla. Project Los Angeles, Calif.-based real estate investment management and development firm Big Rock Partners has closed on a nine-acre land purchase from The Celebration Company to launch the construction of a $60 million senior living rental development within the Celebration, Fla. community in… Read More »

Aging2.0 Connects Senior Living Providers, Tech Startups in New Launch

The market for health care technology abounds with a plethora of startups striving to develop the next big thing that improves quality of care in the most cost-efficient manner possible. As one global startup accelerator takes its network to the next level, such technologies may soon hit the market for senior living organizations in the… Read More »

Running Seniors Can’t Stop Aging, But They Can Slow it Down

It’s impossible to run away from aging, however, a new study reveals that seniors who regularly run for their exercise can slow their aging process more so than those who prefer walking. That’s because running mitigates the age-related deterioration of “walking economy,” or the metabolic cost to perform an motion, whereas walking for exercise has… Read More »

America’s Senior Care Gets Low Marks Versus Global Peers

When it comes to affording and receiving much-needed health care, older Americans are in worse shape compared to some of the world’s leading nations, according to the results from a new international survey. In the U.S., adults age 65 and older are sicker and more likely to struggle paying medical bills and getting the health… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Washington Post: Employers Warming Up to Elder Care Benefits

For many adult children, juggling time to care for one’s parents and own household, while at the same time balancing a 9-to-5 job, is no easy task. But as the nation’s aging population is poised for astronomical growth in the years ahead, more employers are providing benefits to their workers to help them with manage… Read More »

Telemedicine Remains Top Priority, Despite ROI Uncertainties

Despite challenges related to how they will be reimbursed and doctors’ willingness to comply, a whopping majority of health care providers still view telemedicine as a top priority in their operations, a new survey suggests.  Health care leaders remain committed to implementing telemedicine initiatives within their organizations, even as they face challenges such as getting… Read More »

Alzheimer’s Costs Expected to Quintuple as Boomers Age

It’s no secret that an aging baby boomer population carries huge cost implications for the nation’s health care system. And when it comes to dementia care, treating diseases like Alzheimer’s will cause those costs to skyrocket, according to new research from the University of Southern California (USC).  As boomers age, the financial burden of Alzheimer’s disease… Read More »