Category: CCRCs

How Americans Living Longer Will Shape the Future of CCRCs

Americans are living longer than ever, and that trend just might be the tipping point continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) need to be Baby Boomers’ No. 1 senior housing choice in the years to come. But first, Baby Boomers and those who assist them with retirement planning need to know what a CCRC is, which… Read More »

The Next 50 Years of Senior Living: Perspectives from a CCRC CEO

It is an accepted truth that senior living is a starkly different business today than it was 50 years ago, especially as shifts in health care, the aging population and consumers’ expectations have forced it to evolve since that time. But while half a century is a long time, the next 50 years of senior… Read More »

Health Care REIT: No Predictability in Entry-Fee CCRCs

While some of the largest senior housing investors have been ramping up interest in entry-fee continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), for Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN), growing that sector of its portfolio is of minimal concern, according to several of the company’s top executives during an earnings call this week. Whereas other investors have increased… Read More »

Senior Living Plays Tug-of-War With Baby Boomer Expectations

The next generation of residents is already shaping senior housing, but some of the ways continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) have been preparing for this cohort could be all wrong. An emphasis on high-end services and amenities and, in turn, expensive price tags might put luxury living out of reach for many seniors. Additionally, the… Read More »

NY Times: CCRC Fights Senior Falls with New Design

Falls among the elderly remain an ever-present danger not only for seniors, but for the companies and organizations that care for them as well. Recognizing the everlasting hazards falls pose, one California-based senior living provider has taken a vastly holistic approach to fall prevention at one of its communities in San Francisco, writes The New York Times in… Read More »

Nonprofit CFOs Reveal Senior Living Rent Increases for 2014

The average change in monthly fees charged to existing senior living residents of nonprofit communities this year is 3.05%, the latest data from speciality investment bank Ziegler show, which reveal an increase from the previous year at 2.94%. The October CFO Hotline poll reflects responses from more than 140 nonprofit senior living CFOs nationwide —… Read More »

Senior Housing Finance Activity: CBRE, Grandbridge, Lancaster Pollard

CBRE Capital Markets Arranges $8M Acquisition Financing for Wash. IL, AL Community CBRE’s Senior Housing Debt & Structured Finance team in Houston, TX arranged acquisition financing on behalf of Auctus Capital Partners for Crossroads Retirement Center. Crossroads Retirement Center is a 103-unit independent living and assisted living community located in Bellevue, Wash.  CBRE secured an… Read More »

USA Today: Ask These Questions Before Signing CCRC Contract

Prospective residents often overlook the financial risks they take on when moving into a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), USA Today suggests, adding that prospects need to ask hard questions about the community’s financial viability before making the transition. Entrance fees for CCRCs, of which there are some 2,000 nationwide, can run anywhere from $100,000… Read More »

Most Read: 4 Ways Providers Are Reinventing Senior Housing

In case you missed them, here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week: 4 Ways Operators Are Reinventing Senior Housing — Through small and hybrid homes, pocket neighborhoods and downtown CCRCs, senior living providers are tackling their construction projects with an eye toward the latest design trends.  CCRC Sees New… Read More »

Senior Living Occupancy, Rents Have More to Gain in 2014

Advancements in the broader economy forecast a favorable outlook for across all senior housing property types in the second half of 2014, and growth is likely to continue well into next year, according to a new Marcus & Millichap report. Independent, assisted living, skilled nursing and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) stand to benefit from improving economic… Read More »

CCRC Sees New Move-Ins by Reversing Continuum of Care

CCRC Sees New Move-Ins by Reversing Continuum of Care

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