With New Operators in Tow, LTC to ‘Dig Deep’ to Find Deals

With some of its more troubled senior housing tenants on better footing now than in the past, LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) plans to spend 2020 looking for new opportunities — but current market conditions are all but certain to complicate that goal. The challenge is that, in many markets throughout the U.S., pricing for new […]

Welltower Launches welltowerLIVING Brand To Serve 55-Plus Market

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) is launching a new “senior apartment” housing brand called welltowerLIVING, geared toward wellness and social connectivity for the 55-plus crowd. The real estate investment trust (REIT) on Wednesday announced the launch of the product, which also will feature a lower price point than the traditional private-pay senior housing in Welltower’s portfolio. “This […]

Commonwealth Sees Expansion Opportunities in ‘At Least Half’ of Its New Communities

Commonwealth Senior Living is growing with the goal of enhancing the value of its senior housing portfolio — and that could mean expanding some of the 10 new communities it brought on board last year. The Charlottesville, Virginia-based senior housing operator expects to add three to five communities annually over the next five years. Last […]

Senior Living Organizations Clash Over Effort to Set New Industry Standards

Several senior housing and care organizations are butting heads over the right to potentially shape new U.S. senior living standards, most recently at a hearing held Tuesday. At the core of the discussion is an effort from Argentum to help create new senior living standards with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a national organization […]

Springs Living CEO: Industry Faces Big Questions About Investments in Operations Versus Real Estate

The Springs Living is careful to maintain its quality as it grows. With an established foothold in the Pacific Northwest, The Springs Living Founder Fee Stubblefield is currently focused on how the senior living industry can do a better job of helping operators and capital providers strike a balance between growing and still maintaining operational […]

Bob Kramer Starts New Chapter With NIC, Invests in Senior Care Startup

Since stepping down as NIC’s CEO in 2017, Bob Kramer has shifted his role with the organization from its leader to its resident “agent provocateur.” Now, he’ll spend less time doing that, too — but that doesn’t mean he’s leaving the senior living industry or NIC, either. Kramer just wrapped up a two-and-a-half-year period in […]

Senior Living Innovators Zero In On Small Homes, Pocket Neighborhoods

When it comes to senior living communities, bigger is sometimes better. But as senior care innovator Dr. Bill Thomas remarked last year, the so-called “big box” model of senior living is no longer the only option for residents. Architects, capital providers, operators and entrepreneurs are exploring new concepts for smaller, more intimate styles of senior […]