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Labor Day Round-Up: Assisted Living Heads South of the Border, 5 Dining Must-Haves

Senior Housing News would like to inform readers that we will be observing Labor Day on Monday, September 1, but will return the following day on Tuesday, September 2. In the meantime, SHN wishes its readers a safe and enjoyable Labor Day weekend. Until then, here are the most popular posts grabbing SHN readers’  attention this… Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (8/28/14)

Construction: Planned Council Approves Assisted Living Plans for National HealthCare Corporation South Carolina’s Bluffton Planning Commission this week signed off on plans by National HealthCare Coropration to add a 56-bedroom assisted living community and a 20-unit memory care section on 4.5 acres along S.C. 170, reports The Beaufort Gazette. Final approval of the $12.8 million… Read More »

Maine Rallies for Totally New Approach to Senior Care

Maine seniors, along with affordable housing, home care, general contractors and other aging services stakeholders are rallying around a comprehensive package of proposals that aim to strengthen the state’s aging in place resources that go beyond traditional assisted living and nursing homes.  Mark Eves (D-North Berwick), speaker of Maine’s House of Representatives, last week unveiled… Read More »

Philips Releases App As Newest Foray into Senior Care

Whether it’s to call a nearby loved one or even the helping hands of a nearby neighbor, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG) says there’s an app for that with the launch of their its Lifeline response system. But unlike most medical alert devices, this new tech doesn’t have to be worn on an individual’s person.  Offering… Read More »

House Calls Cut Medicare Costs 17%, Still in Vogue for Senior Care

A popular arrangement in the past where physicians provided care to patients within the comfort of their own homes, house calls haven’t completely gone out of style just yet, especially given their proven effectiveness in saving money for healthcare providers and federal programs alike, a recent study finds. Researchers with MedStar Washington Hospital Center, a 926-bed teaching and… Read More »

Dallas Developer Doubles Down on Rebrand and New $100 Million Pipeline

Following the launch of its senior living brand last year, a Dallas-developer has big plans for the rest of 2014 and beyond, including a name change and a pipeline of over $100 million in new construction slated for the next year. Formerly known as Caddis Partners, the company rebranded itself last week, updating everything from… Read More »

Mexico Developers Selling Cheaper Alternative to U.S. Luxury Senior Housing

Mexico Developers Selling Cheaper Alternative to U.S. Luxury Senior Housing

A popular tourist spot, beachfront real estate and a newly converted resort hotel adds up to what developers say will give luxury senior housing in the U.S. a run for its money south of the border. Those are the ingredients for Front Beach Retirement Mexico, a Mexican development company that sees opportunity in targeting American… Read More »

Most Shared: Sunrise Growth Plans, Apple’s New EHR

Senior Housing News wrote them, you read them and passed them along to your friends and colleagues. Here are the most shared posts from SHN this week: Dished: How Five Star is Overhauling Senior Living Dining—Fifteen chefs, four 50-pound sea bass and a celebrity food personality are just a few features going down at an… Read More »

California Stalls Three Assisted Living Overhaul Bills

Three bills that would have increased regulatory oversight of assisted living communities in California, along with creating a more detailed consumer database on every licensed facility in the state, have all failed to advance in the state’s Legislature.  Of the 16 bills on the table for California’s Senate Appropriations Committee, only two have made it… Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (8/21/14)

Construction: Planned Starling Senior Living to Break Ground on Third Fla. Project Jacksonville, Fla.-based Starling Senior Living is gearing up to break ground on its third senior living community in the state come January, the company told SHN in an email. In July, the company successfully rezoned a five-acre parcel located on Amelia Island, Fla.,… Read More »

Nursing Home CFOs See Biggest Salary Bump in 2014

Among professionals working in the nursing home arena, chief financial officers (CFOs) saw the largest salary raise among all other personnel, according to the latest wage data from Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS). The 37th annual edition of the “Nursing Home Salary & Benefits Report” published by HCS in cooperation with LeadingAge, and supported by… Read More »