Category: Assisted Living

Brookdale Cuts Costs, Hospitalizations with Checklist Tool

The nation’s largest senior living provider has achieved cost savings and improved resident outcomes by utilizing a modified version of a free, well-known program developed for skilled nursing facilities.  Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) used a government grant to team up with researchers and pilot Read More »

Financing Without Fear: Program Expands Senior Housing Lending Options

Would you convert senior housing units into assisted living, if doing so would lead to refinancing problems down the line? In the past, some providers faced this choice. But that has changed, thanks to new rules under a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (11/19/15)

Construction: Planned Presbyterian SeniorCare Plans Memory Care Community for Pa.  Presbyterian SeniorCare this week announced plans to build a new memory care community—the first of its kind for Washington County, Pa. Woodside Place of Washington will be based on the Woodside Place of Oakmont community, Read More »

Top Providers Pluck Fresh, Well-Trained Talent for Leadership Roles


With high turnover rates and competition for leaders, staffing across senior housing—including for executive director positions—is a challenge that all operators strive to overcome. There are several options for operators to recruit and develop persons for leadership and management positions, and one resource with room Read More »

Assisted Living Developer Faces the Music for $130 Million Scheme

A former CEO of an Oregon-based senior housing development and management company is facing up to a 15-year prison sentence this week in the conclusion of the state’s largest fraud case ever.  Jon Harder, 49, was the top executive of Sunwest Management Inc. before being Read More »

Senior Housing Sticks Up for Controversial Contract Provisions


Several parties want the federal government to ban pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing home contracts, sparking pushback among those in the senior living industry who regard the documents as essential. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently considering regulations on how arbitration Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (11/12/15)

The Tower at The Buckingham

(The Tower at The Buckingham – a Houston CCRC sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation) Construction: Planned MorningStar Senior Living Plans Groundbreaking for Colo. Community Denver-based MorningStar Senior Living plans to break ground in Spring 2016 on a new community in Arvada, Colo. at 64th and Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (11/5/15)

Brandywine Senior Living at Mahwah - Exterior

(Brandywine Senior Living at Mahwah located in Mahwah, N.J. — Photo courtesy of Brandywine Senior Living) Construction: Planned Berry College Announces Site for New CCRC in Ga. Berry College, a liberal arts college in Rome, Ga., this week announced the site of a new continuing Read More »

New Senior Housing Developer Aims to Be Prime-Time Player


Chance played a role in bringing Douglas Wilson Companies into the senior living development business, but the firm is not banking on good luck and favorable demographics alone to succeed. The 26-year-old company has partnered with an established operator, is seeking private equity backing and is positioning Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/29/15)

Élan Westpointe in New Braunfels, Texas by Titan Senior Living

(Photo: Élan Westpointe in New Braunfels, Texas by Titan Senior Living) Construction: Planned Lakewood Manor CCRC Plans Expansion in Va. Virginia Baptist Homes recently announced a plan that will bring significant changes to Lakewood Manor, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Richmond, Va. Although plans Read More »