Category: Senior Care

Philly Low-Income LGBT Seniors Housing Sets National Bar

A new Philadelphia-based building that caters to low-income seniors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community may soon inspire similar models nationwide. The John C. Anderson apartments, a six-story building that opened recently in Center City, Philadelphia, has attracted residents from across the country, including Florida and New York, The Washington Post reports in… Read More »

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for September, Part III

Mainstreet Names 5 New Staff Members to Join Development Team Carmel, Indiana-based Mainstreet, the nation’s largest developer of post-acute health care properties, has announced five new members will join its team.  Michael Klingl has joined Mainstreet as a development director. Klingl most recently worked for GreenbergFarrow in Chicago, where he served as a senior development manager for more… Read More »

Mystery Shopping Reveals Failing Marks for Senior Living Sellers

Despite senior living communities’ ongoing efforts to improve their outreach and marketing campaigns, the fundamental basics of their marketing strategies are still seen largely as flawed. Mystery shops completed by students in senior housing administration at George Mason University show that assisted living communities’ sales staff overwhelmingly fail to ask the right questions and provide the necessary… Read More »

Prescription Drug Abuse New Target For Senior Living Attention

There’s no question that certain challenges face the senior living industry with the coming wave of baby boomers. But one question that hasn’t yet been answered is: How will a rise in the misuse of medications be addressed? Prescription drug abuse and misuse by seniors doesn’t get much attention, but with the aging population steadily… Read More »

Senior Housing Investments & Acquisitions: Sentio Healthcare, Aviv REIT, Validus

Sentio Healthcare Properties Acquires Community for $42.5 Million Sentio Healthcare Properties, Inc., a health care-focused real estate investment trust (REIT), recently announced the $42.5 million purchase of St. Andrew’s Village, a Class A, 246-unit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Aurora, Colo. The St. Andrew’s Village campus includes 146 independent living units, 60 assisted living units… Read More »

Most Shared: The Apple Watch and Senior Care, Made-to-Order CCRCs

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 the Apple Watch Will Revolutionize Senior Care—The long-anticipated Apple Watch was unveiled this week by the tech giant. SHN takes a look at how it stacks up… Read More »

Affordable Senior Housing Is the Next Big Growth Opportunity

Senior housing operators will be forced to address the growing need of low- to moderate-income seniors in the coming years, as an estimated 3.5 million seniors today don’t have enough money to pay for higher acuity services. The high-end senior living facilities that have emerged within the past few years just won’t cut it when… Read More »

Benchmark Implements New Standard for Assisted Living Staff Training

As assisted living regulation looms on the horizon, Benchmark Senior Living has announced it is partnering with Redilearning Corporation in an effort to get ahead of the curve and boost staff training efforts. Under the partnership, Benchmark University — which manages all training, development and employee learning for the company — will leverage the services, support… Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (9/11/14)

Construction: Planned Houston CCRC Announces $56 Million Expansion  The Buckingham, a 501(c)3 non-profit continuing care retirement community in Houston, Texas, recently announced it will undergo a $56 million expansion that will add 187 total residences to its existing campus. Sponsored by Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC), The Buckingham—a Type A CCRC—currently has 204 independent living… Read More »

How the Apple Watch Will Revolutionize Senior Care

How the Apple Watch Will Revolutionize Senior Care

Apple made headlines yesterday when it announced several new product launches, namely the iPhone 6 and it’s long-rumored foray into the wearable device market, the Apple Watch. But while neither device was created specifically for healthcare use, it’s the latter that carries vast implications for senior care. The market for healthcare technology is rife with… Read More »

Brookdale Culinary Roadshow Highlights Senior Living Dining

Innovations and trends in senior living dining are finally beginning to make their way into mainstream media, as indicated in a New York Times article this week. And many providers are doing their parts to promote their dining offerings from the restaurant experience to celebrity chefs and made-to-order global cuisine.  Brookdale Senior Living, having recently… Read More »