Author Archive: Jason Oliva

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ESPN Founder’s New Network to Feature Real Estate, Senior Housing

Thirty-five years since ESPN co-founder Stuart Evey launched the network that would boast itself as “The Worldwide Leader in Sports,” the former chairman is gearing up for his latest television undertaking, a new network that will broadcast all things real estate—senior housing included, according to various reports. Evey, who was an ESPN chairman when the… Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/30/14)

Construction: Planned Ecumen Targets Younger Residents with $20 Million Proposed Co-op Ecumen, a non-profit senior living organization based in Shoreview, Minn., is developing an age-55 and older co-op in the Glen Lake neighborhood of Minnetonka, reports Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The proposed $20 million project calls for a 58-unit complex to be located on the… Read More »

Google Pill: The Next Big Thing in Aging Care?

Google (Nasdaq: GOOG) may not only provide help in searching for more medical information on various illnesses, but its latest moon-shot endeavor aims to detect life-threatening diseases like cancer and heart attacks before they materialize, a company official announced Tuesday. Known as the “Nanoparticle Platform,” Google is developing a new technology in the form of… Read More »

American House Acquisition Brings it to Top-25 Senior Living Ranks

American House Senior Living Communities is growing its presence with several new acquisitions this week that will not only make it one of the largest providers in the Midwest, but in the nation as well.  Monday, American House announced the acquisition of four properties from Oak Crest Communities, a Jenison, Mich.-based provider. In total, the four… Read More »

Uber Comes to Senior Living With New UberASSIST Rides

At just five years since its inception, Uber has revolutionized how we get a ride from Point A to Point B. It has become a household name, and has been valued at an estimated $18 billion. And now, the company is taking aim at the way seniors get around. Tuesday, the San Francisco-based ride service company announced… Read More »

Provider Bridges Home Care Gap for Independent Senior Living

Through the use of a kiosk-based system, an Atlanta-based technology company is using health data to help independent living residents bridge the gap between home care and senior living services. Collaborating with The Mansions at Sandy Springs independent living facility in Norcross, Ga. and CareMinders of Buckhead, a non-medical home care company, OneCare is leveraging… Read More »

Senior Housing Now Hiring Marketers, Executive Directors and More—Apply Today

As the final quarter of the year gets underway, senior housing operators, developers, financiers and many more are looking for new talents to help grow their operations, and they’re searching across a variety of expertise. Positions for marketers, asset managers, nursing and business development directors are just a few jobs currently offered by companies like… Read More »

Post-Acute Care Providers are Key to ACOs “Triple Aim” Success

Because of their high involvement with Medicare beneficiaries and their critical role within the care continuum, post-acute care (PAC) providers are an ideal partner for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) seeking to achieve the triple aim of improved quality, decreased costs and better patient satisfaction, according to a recent report.  In a healthcare eco-system that incessantly… 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 »

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 »

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 »