Editor’s Picks: Burning Man and Grandma Shirley

This week, Senior Housing News readers heard about Juniper Communities’ trip to Burning Man, why two U.S. Senators are concerned about a recently finalized federal rule, and how Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) redesigned its website to be more consumer-friendly. Here in the newsroom, we were touched by “Grandma Shirley,” a young filmmaker’s short film […]

What Senior Living Can Learn From Burning Man

On the surface, seniors housing and the annual Burning Man festival appear to have little in common. After one provider ventured to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert with a group of seniors to participate in Burning Man, though, it seems there’s a lot senior living can learn from the event that brings more than 70,000 people together […]

Editor’s Picks: Miscalculating Senior Housing Demand

This week, some of our senior housing friends at Juniper Communities made their way to Burning Man. Cue the FOMO (fear of missing out). Check out the hashtag #aginginsurrectionbman on Twitter to follow along with their journey in the Nevada desert. While we are reeling with envy here in the newsroom, we were sure to […]

Covid-19 Takes Steep Toll On Senior Living Providers in Pandemic Epicenters

Covid-19 presents enormous challenges for senior living providers across the country, but the pandemic is hitting operators in the current epicenters of New York and New Jersey particularly hard. As of the afternoon of April 20, total Covid-19 cases in New York state were approaching 243,000, while New Jersey’s cases were above 85,300. By comparison, […]

Oakmont Senior Living to Settle Wildfire-Related Lawsuit

Oakmont Senior Living has agreed to settle a lawsuit related to a major wildfire that destroyed one of the provider’s California communities last fall. The Tubbs Fire swept across the northern California town of Santa Rosa in Oct. 2017, affecting four Oakmont communities and burning one—the 72-bed Oakmont of Villa Capri—to the ground. After that […]

Sabra CEO: Skilled Nursing Outlook is Improving

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) has made some major skilled nursing waves over the past year, with its acquisition of Care Capital Properties and ongoing attempts to shed assets operated by troubled provider Genesis Healthcare (NYSE: GEN). Rick Matros, the Irvine, Calif.-based real estate investment trust’s (REIT) CEO, has been outspoken about the changes sweeping the […]

How Senior Living Communities Can Boost Efficiency

Though it can take a lot of training and resources to turn a senior living community into a well-oiled machine, there are some simple ways providers can boost operational efficiency, according to a new white paper by Dude Solutions, a provider of cloud-based operations management solutions headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. Specifically, the white paper outlined […]