Most Read: 10 Most Expensive Places for Assisted Living

In case you missed them … here are the top headlines that grabbed Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week.

10 Most Expensive Places for Assisted Living: DC Tops Again— Assisted living care is most expensive in the nation’s capital and in the Northeast, according to a newly released study. The findings from LTCG are similar to those from other organizations.

Best of Assisted Living Design 2014: The Boutique Hotel — Despite economic challenges, Eugene, Oregon-based Waterford Grand has become a standout among its peers, boasting elegant finishes, an organic design and a focus on wellness.

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Developer Banking on 30-Property Affordable Senior Housing Pipeline— All American Assisted Living anticipates opening its second community in April as part of a pipeline that could total 30 properties. It launched its first community last year and is offering features like suite-sharing to keep rates affordable for residents.

HUD Makes Big Push For LGBT Seniors Housing Initiative— With lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors facing especially acute housing challenges, advocacy groups are teaming with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to address their needs. The initiative seeks to expand housing opportunities and combat discrimination.

Operator Finds Sweet Spot for High-End LGBT Senior Housing Launch— A more expansive marketing campaign than usual has helped a new LGBT-friendly assisted living community in Palm Springs, Calif., get off to a quick start. Stonewall Gardens, operated by Northstar Senior Living, anticipates being fully leased up within three months.

Written by Tim Mullaney

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