In case you missed them… here are the top headlines grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week.
Why Senior Living Must Change ‘Dramatically’ by 2050—A demographic shift is coming, and America is not prepared for its housing needs. Such is the take of researcher Dr. Dilip Jeste of The University of California, San Diego, who has devoted research to the topic in his role overseeing the university’s center on aging research. Dr. Jeste sat down with SHN to share his views.
How One Developer is Creating The New Affordable Senior Housing—Many have tried, few have succeeded, in creating a more affordable senior housing model. But one Bay Area-developer with a long history in market-multifamily apartments, is taking a stab at the senior housing market with the rollout of a new pipeline of properties.
From Five Star to Startup: Evrett Benton, Stellar Senior Living—His experience spans titles including founder, CEO and chairman, with a tenure that took Five Star from a struggling chain of nursing homes to a public senior living powerhouse. Evrett Benton shares his take on senior living, right down to his newest startup endeavor, Stellar Senior Living.
Will ‘Airbnb for Seniors’ Create a New Housing Alternative?—Airbnb has been a disruptor for the hospitality industry worldwide. Now one company, Room2Care, is creating a similar online marketplace that incorporates care into the equation. Members can sign on to host and care for guests, and those seeking care can search for providers in their area who meet their care needs.
Will Joint Ventures be the Future for Nonprofit CCRCs?—Older nonprofit CCRCs are facing a general challenge in remaining competitive with new, freestanding, senior living communities that are being built in droves. A recent gathering of CFOs for these communities showed that many are considering new measures, with joint ventures among them, as a possible solution for staying in the game.
Written by Elizabeth Ecker