Category: Assisted Living

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 »

Hawaii, Iowa Top List of Best Retirement States

The size and growth of the senior population, economic factors and crime were some of the key five categories used to rank Hawaii as the No. 1 and Iowa as the No. 2 states to retire in based on the latest findings from MoneyRates.com. Weather and life expectancy at age 65 were also considered for… Read More »

Xbox Meets Fall Prevention Tech at Senior Living HackFest

Video conferencing technology is essential to any telehealth platform, but what happens when you take a popular video game platform and hack it so it serves a different purpose? The product: a new take on fall prevention for seniors. The platform: Xbox. (Yes, that Xbox.) Held October 18-20 at the 2014 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and… Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/16/14)

Construction: Planned Avanti Senior Living Plans Louisiana Market Expansion  Texas-based assisted living and memory care provider Avanti Senior Living is planning to expand into the Louisiana market, beginning with Baton Rouge and Covington.  The cities will soon be home to Avanti’s next projects, 77,000-square-foot communities that will accommodate 50 assisted living and 40 memory care… Read More »

The 2014 SHN Design Awards are Here—Submit Your Project Today

The 2014 SHN Design Awards are Here—Submit Your Project Today

The Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards are back. And this year, they’re bigger than ever. After receiving hundreds of entries last year from senior housing communities nationwide, the annual SHN Awards are back to showcase cutting-edge design, excellence and innovation in senior living for 2014. Sponsored by Kwalu, a provider of furniture for… Read More »

Senior Housing Finance Activity: NorthMarq, Cain Brothers, Ziegler

NorthMarq Capital Refinances $7M for Iowa Senior Housing NorthMarq Capital’s Omaha-based regional office secured a $7.366 million refinance for Woodlands Creek. Jason Kinnison, senior vice president of NorthMarq Capital’s regional office, secured the refinance for the 70 unit senior housing facility, located at 12605 Woodlands Parkway in Clive, Iowa. The transaction was structured with a 35-year term and… Read More »

Fall Prevention Program Yields 54% Reduction in Assisted Living

Not only are falls among the elderly costly, they’re often unpredictable with disastrous consequences for both the afflicted senior and the community that cares for them. However, one Chicago home health care company is bringing a proven program all the way from New Zealand to help assisted living facilities reduce falls by more than 50%.… Read More »

Calif. Governor Says ‘Yes’ to 9 New Senior Housing and Care Laws

The state of California approved nine new rules for senior housing facilities aimed at protecting the health and safety of residents. California Gov. Jerry Brown approved the nine bills Sunday. The legislation is meant to “protect the health and safety of seniors residing in assisted living facilities across the state, according to a written statement… Read More »

Most Shared: Sunrise Targets Huge Opportunity

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: How Designers Are Transforming the Senior Living Experience — As top designers look toward the future for guidance in planning today’s newest senior housing developments, architect Joyce Polhamus offers some… Read More »

Sunrise Program Targets ‘Huge Opportunity’ in Assisted Living

As the senior living industry struggles to gain a foothold in the accountable care organization (ACO) landscape, one senior living giant is devising an alternative strategy in hopes of achieving the same outcomes. Sunrise Senior Living, ranked among the top five of the nation’s largest senior living providers, is implementing a program that could make… Read More »

Texas Developer Sees Competitive Edge in Super High-Tech Community

With the ambition of being the most technologically advanced senior living community in Texas, one assisted living facility has taken tech adoption to the nines as it readies for its grand opening next month. From more commonplace technologies such as electronic medical records and nurse-call systems, to complimentary Android tablets and smart devices that remember… Read More »