Senior Living Residents Channel Rocky To Fight Parkinson’s

Those who think rigorous activity could be detrimental to seniors should rethink their position, as a boxing program that involves high-intensity training is being implemented into senior living communities around the country—and it’s helping individuals with Parkinson’s disease.  Headquartered in Indianpolis, Rock Steady Boxing focuses on teaching adults with Parkinson’s and other movement disorders boxing drills. The drills […]

What Senior Housing Can Learn From Physicians’ Tech Struggles

Leaders in the senior housing space have brought up the issue of overdoing technology to the detriment of the residents, but the same issue can occur for the clinicians working in communities. As electronic health records (EHRs) in particular have become increasingly common—and critical—in the senior living space, providers could find themselves grappling with some issues that […]

Don’t Get Hacked: How to Protect Senior Living From Cyber Crime

The 21st Century Senior Living Community is a series brought to you by CDW, a provider of technology solutions and services focused exclusively on serving the healthcare marketplace. The series takes a clear-eyed look at how leading providers and their partners are creating the next generation of senior living communities by raising the bar on […]

Hot Takes on CCRCs from Brookdale, Vi and LCS

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) have been around for a long time, with their roots in religious organizations, but the for-profit operating model of today presents specific challenges and opportunities. Current CCRC leaders might sometimes feel like they’re in the “space shuttle business” or fighting a perception that they’re operating a “dinosaur product.” To learn why, check out this roundup of […]

Brookdale Operations Improve, Takeout Chatter Focuses on Foreign Buyer

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) shares were up Tuesday after the company seemed to get a handle on its operations in the first quarter. Meanwhile, speculation continued that the company may be considering selling itself in whole or part, and some observers believe a Chinese firm is currently the most likely buyer. Rumors have been circulating since the […]

Brookdale’s Net Loss More Than Doubles

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD), the nation’s largest senior housing provider, recorded a net loss of $126.4 million for the first quarter of 2017—more than double the $48.8 million loss it posted this time last year. The spike was due largely to $20.7 million of impairment charges, mostly related to the company’s transaction with private equity firm Blackstone […]

Silverado Branches Out From Memory Care With ‘Vivra’ Concept

One senior living company best known for providing memory care to seniors is branching out and piloting a new concept. It focuses on people who do not have memory impairments and may be in need of help, but not as much help as skilled nursing. Irvine, California-based Silverado opened its first “Vivra” neighborhood of about 25 beds […]

Acts Retirement Mourns Loss of CEO J. Mark Vanderbeck

J. Mark Vanderbeck, CEO of Acts Retirement-Life Communities, died unexpectedly Wednesday, the company announced. Vanderbeck had been CEO since August 2014, but was involved in the organization for nearly 20 years. He was executive vice president of operations for nine years and, prior to that, vice president of operations-northern division. West Point, Pennsylvania-based Acts Retirement is […]

After Split with Meridian, Affinity Lays Out Plan for Success

Six years after its founding in 2010, Meridian Senior Living was growing successfully and had become one of the largest providers nationally, but its executives found that its future direction was not clear. The solution: It split into two separate entities, Meridian Senior Living and Affinity Living Group. Now that Affinity is up and running and certain […]