Category: Senior Care

Uber Comes to Senior Living With New UberASSIST Rides

At just five years since its inception, Uber has revolutionized how we get a ride from Point A to Point B. It has become a household name, and has been valued at an estimated $18 billion. And now, the company is taking aim at the way seniors get around. Tuesday, the San Francisco-based ride service company announced… Read More »

Study Shows Senior Stereotypes Improve Health — If Done Right

Senior living has been grappling with using the right marketing terms and advertisements of late, ditching words and campaigns that peg seniors as just that — seniors.  But new research shows there’s more incentive for providers to focus on the uplifting aspects of the aging population in their outreach initiatives, even those that are stereotypical.… Read More »

As Health Care Evolves, Senior Living Must Coordinate to Compete

It’s no secret that the senior housing industry is in the midst of navigating an environment becoming defined by coordinated care, with accountable care organizations (ACOs) emerging in an attempt to take on the task of providing the highest quality care at the lowest possible cost. But this collaboration is becoming both a competitive advantage… Read More »

Committee Shows Where End-of-Life Care Falls Short

While palliative end-of-life care gains prominence among millions of patients and their families, there are several areas where this form of health care delivery falls short, according to a recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The areas where end-of-life care requires the biggest overhauls include that manner in which palliative care is delivered and… Read More »

The State of Senior Housing: Where High Demand Meets Short Supply

While the economy hasn’t fully recovered yet, the senior housing market appears to be in full swing, with positive trends likely to push investment in the category into the future.  Rising demand and falling vacancy levels are among these positive trends, as demand outpaces supply additions, according to a recent report on the state of the senior housing… Read More »

Ecumen Partners with Universities to Address Rural Senior Care Shortage

A new $1.9 million grant to address a rural senior care shortage in Minnesota aims to attract students to the field of senior living before they graduate. Ecumen, a non-profit senior housing provider that operates in many rural Minnesota communities, and the statewide system of Minnesota State College and Universities (MnSCU) are collaborating to introduce… Read More »

Jobs Available at Senior Star Management, Brandywine and More — Apply Today

Looking for a senior housing job? We’ve got you covered, bringing you job postings from some of the top senior housing employers in the country.   Open positions include director of nursing/memory support at Senior Star Management, junior appraiser at CBRE, Inc., executive director at Brandywine Senior Living and more. Are you a senior living… Read More »

Most Shared: Mystery Shopping and Salons in Senior Living

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: Philly Low-Income LGBT Seniors Housing Sets National Bar—A new, affordable senior housing community in Philadelphia may soon inspire the development of similar models nationwide considering its lesbian, gay,… Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (9/18/14)

Construction: Planned Ohio Senior Living Community Plans $20 Million Expansion Otterbein Senior LIfestyle Choices is planning a $20 million expansion to add more housing to its continuing care retirement community (CCRC) campus in Lebanon, Ohio, reports Dayton Business Journal. The project will create 83 independent living units across 20 new buildings, among them will be 17… Read More »

Provider Sees Big Potential in Reinventing the Senior Living Salon

Provider Sees Big Potential in Reinventing the Senior Living Salon

While many aspects of senior living have made recent strides, from dining services to interior design, one relative newcomer is targeting a specific aspect of senior living that many communities share, but often is not the first target for new resources: the salon. Launched in 2008 through a partnership between two co-founders — John Polatz,… Read More »

Free Webinar: How to Use Resident Surveys to Their Fullest Potential

How can resident satisfaction surveys be used to make better business decisions? Sign up to learn how.  Brought to you by LCS and Senior Housing News, this FREE webinar, Using Resident Satisfaction Surveys to Their Fullest Potential, will detail how your community can better survey your residents, as well as what happens after the data… Read More »