In case you missed them, here are the top headlines catching Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week:
Where Walmart Meets Health Care, Senior Living Must Find Its Place — The vision of a blended retail-senior care setting might seem farfetched, but providers themselves acknowledge the need for such outside-the-box thinking and partnerships. About 60% of respondents in a recent Perkins Eastman survey said that the traditional CCRC, which offers life care and charges an entry fee, is “endangered.”
New Senior Housing Investor Advances $250 Million Pipeline — Headed by former Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) chief John Rijos, CPF Living Communities is acting on its previously announced plans to invest $250 million in senior living properties, including those that are distressed or underperforming.
Apple Targets Aging’s Chronic Diseases in New Tech Launch — Health and wellness took center stage during a live event hosted by Apple, during which the company showcased several new products coming to market soon, including its newest tech solution for medical research, ResearchKit, and the much hyped Apple Watch.
Occupancy Projected To Climb Across All Senior Housing Types In 2015 — Depending on product type, senior housing occupancy rates are estimated to increase between 10 and 80 basis points by year-end 2015, according to new data.
State Construction Rules Encourage, Stifle Senior Living Innovation — As Indiana proposes a bill that would ban nursing home construction for three years, Florida has lifted its 14-year moratorium to allow for more senior living development in the state. And one organization is in the midst of it all: Mainstreet.
Written by Emily Study