The Senior Housing News team would like to wish our readers a happy new year!
We will be suspending our daily emails for the remainder of the week in observance of New Year’s Day, but will resume our normal schedule on Monday, Jan. 5.
To help kick off the new year, we’ve launched a redesigned website that’s sure to start off 2015 with a bang. But before you peruse the new site, be sure to check out the most read stories this week:
Senior Living Operators Ready for Post-Holiday Sales Rush — While the weeks leading up to Christmas can be the busiest time of year for many, some operators see leads increase by as much as 40% going into January and February. Find out how they’re preparing for the sales rush.
N.Y. Times: Niche Senior Living Communities are Here to Stay — Now more than ever, aging Americans are looking for more than just an “old folks home.” And niche communities are satisfying their desires to be active, social and engaged.
NBC News: Some Places Vastly Unprepared to Face Aging Tsunami — For states like Montana, which has counties where nearly 25% of the population is over age 65, the onslaught of the nation’s aging demographic is already causing some strain before the brunt of the baby boomers have even reached that age.
Indiana Lawmakers, Developers Clash Over Potential SNF Moratorium — Concerned that the building boom of new skilled nursing facilities in Indiana is costing the state millions, lawmakers and some nursing home industry advocates are once again pushing for a moratorium on new construction for these properties in 2015. But SNF developers strongly oppose.
SNH to Buy 38 Private-Pay Senior Living Communities for $790 Million — Building upon its existing portfolio of 370 health care properties, Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) announced it’s acquiring 38 senior living communities from CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc. for $790 million, including assumption of debt.
Written by Emily Study