Most Read: Emeritus Co-Founder on What’s Next

In case you missed them, here are the top headlines grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week. 

Please note: SHN will be observing the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on Monday, January 19. We will resume our daily news schedule on Tuesday, January 20. Wishing our readers a happy long weekend. 

Q&A: Emeritus Co-Founder Dan Baty on What’s Next For Senior Housing—From opportunities in China to the Brookdale-Emeritus merger and how cheap money led to a senior housing investor heyday, Emeritus Co-founder Dan Baty shares perspective on what’s next for senior housing. Now at the helm of Columbia Pacific Advisors, an SEC-registered investment advisor, Baty has big ideas for what’s next. 


Why Long-Term Care Insurance Isn’t the Answer—Despite ongoing concern over not enough Americans taken advantage of long term care insurance, the fact is, it might not be all that necessary. Such is the finding of a new study by the Boston College Center for Retirement Research that delves into the reasons people do—and don’t—need long term care insurance. 

Best of Memory Care Design 2014: The Upscale Bed and Breakfast—Rye, N.Y.’s the Osborn is bringing new meaning to memory care. Built on the idea that bigger isn’t always better, the memory care community has an intimate, home-like feel—not unlike an upscale B&B. The construction garnered the best-of memory care award in SHN’s annual Design and Architecture awards competition. We take you inside. Announces 2015’s Top-Rated Assisted Living Communities—In its annual ranking of Caring Stars communities across the nation, used reviews to determine the best of assisted living and memory care this year. 


3 Trends CCRCs Need to Look for in 2015—Catering to the changing consumer, the impact of health care reform and increasing prevalence of technology in senior care are three major trends that will be on the horizon for CCRCs and in general, Steve Maag, director of residential communities for LeadingAge, explains during a video presentation. 

Written by Elizabeth Ecker

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