Editor’s Picks: Senior Living Staffing Solutions, Retirees Flock to Pot-Friendly States

In case you missed it, here are the top headlines grabbing readers’ attention this week, plus some other notable stories from around the web that caught our eye here at SHN:

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Senior Living CEOs: How to Solve the Staffing Crisis — The U.S. faces an impending surge in the number of seniors who will require long-term care, while simultaneously facing a staggering shortage in the number of caregivers to serve them. CEOs from some of the nation’s largest providers weighed in on how they are planning to address the “caregiver cliff.” 


These are the Highest Paying CCRC Jobs in 2015 — Salaries for employees CCRCs have been climbing steadily year after year, providing yet another token of the sector’s ongoing financial recovery, suggests recent salary and wage data. According to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HHCS), salaries are up 3%. Find out which CCRC positions garnered the highest earnings this year. 

Why Senior Living Investors Could Pay Top Dollar for SNFs — Despite uncertainty around skilled nursing reimbursements and some investors straying from skilled nursing assets, recent top-dollar transactions show there are major opportunities in the market that investors are going to be snapping up in coming months and years. 

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Seniors Are Seeking Out States Where Marijuana is Legal — Is legalized marijuana a retirement motivator? Time looks into retirement trends around marijuana. States allowing for medical marijuana, and legalized use in general, are seeing an influx of new residents, and many of them are retirees. 

Senior-Housing Transparency a Refreshing Change — Senior housing is in a strong place right now, with demographics and transparency as strong indicators of future growth in the sector, DTZ’s executive managing director David Rothschild tells GlobeSt.com in an interview this week. Read on for his take about how the business is gaining investor appeal. 

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More Seniors Now Packing Heat: USA — In part due to a push for more means of self defense, more gun purchases are taking place among the senior population, USA Today reports. 

Written by Elizabeth Ecker

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