Most Popular News of the Week: St. Louis Construction Boom, CCRC Goes Pocket-Style

In case you missed them, here are the top headlines grabbing SHN readers’ attentions this week:

CCRC Spearheads New Pocket-Style Approach to Senior Living — An Oregon continuing care retirement community (CCRC) is transforming its current design with a $60 million redevelopment project that will create a weaving outdoor walkway that leads to a series of neighborhoods within the larger community. This “pocket-style” design is positioning the nonprofit CCRC to better meet the needs of its current and future residents.

Rule Change Sparks St. Louis Senior Housing Construction Boom — Changes to Missouri’s Certificate of Need (CON) laws are attracting developers, especially to St. Louis and the greater metro area. The rule change has helped alleviate pent-up demand, and inspired a “grab those beds before your neighbor gets them” mentality among developers. 


4 Ways Senior Living is Cutting Down on Staff Turnover — Training, recruiting and other costs make the industry’s challenge of high turnover rates even more pressing to tackle. Setting goals, surveying employees, building relationships, and offering opportunities to grow are four ways to tackle employee turnover head-on — to the merriment of both employee and provider.

State Investigating Florida Assisted Living Employee for Not Calling 911 — An Florida assisted living community employee is under investigation after authorities charged her with neglect for not dialing 911 in response to a resident’s distress. The employee “declined to approve transport to the hospital” for the resident after he complained of pain in his eye. Paramedics that later arrived on the scene found the resident had suffered a stroke, and he died hours later. 

New Construction Finance: All About Relationships — Finance experts agree that when eyeing new developments in senior housing relationships are key to attracting lenders. Strong construction lending relationships can lead to future partnerships, and ultimately successful senior living communities, said panelists during a recent Red Capital Group and Senior Housing News webinar. 


Written by Cassandra Dowell

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