In case you missed them… here are the top headlines catching Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week.
‘Ritz-Carlton Meets Disney World’ For New Senior Housing Developer—One new entrant to the senior housing space is planning a new concept for senior living, and it’s somewhere between Ritz-Carlton and Disney World, according to the developer, Affinitas Life, based in Providence, R.I. The concept architects also are focusing on a “city club” model rather than the more traditional “resort” model approach.
The New Urban CCRC: A Smaller, Smarter Senior Living Option—As the economy has rebounded from the financial crisis, continuing care retirement communities have started opening in city centers, once again. Three CCRCs offer perspective on their urban locales and how they are setting themselves apart for success operationally.
From Sunrise to Startup: Tiffany Tomasso, Kensington Senior Living—With a long career in senior living including a role as Sunrise Chief Operating Officer, Tiffany Tomasso talks career, the thrill of the startup, and what’s on the agenda for her newest endeavor, Kensington Senior Living.
Top REITs Weigh in on Brookdale Real Estate Spin-Off Potential—Stemming from pressure last month to spin off its real estate portfolio, Brookdale has commented to the effect that it won’t be making any major moves, just yet. Other major players weighed in this week on the potential spinoff and what it means for them.
Why Senior Living is a Prime Target for Hackers—With big name corporations like Home Depot and Target suffering recent data breaches, and with the recent breach hitting major healthcare insurer Anthem, many are deeming 2015 the year of the health care hack. Experts share input on why long term care could be the next target, and how providers can best equip themselves for protection.
Written by Elizabeth Ecker