Movers & Shakers: Covenant Retirement, New Perspective

Covenant Retirement Communities Welcomes Muraca to Executive Leadership Team Skokie, Illinois-based Covenant Retirement Communities, Inc. (CRC) has appointed Frank Muraca as its new senior vice president of business and project development. Muraca joins CRC with more than 20 years of senior living development experience. In his new role, he will lead strategies related to the […]

Movers & Shakers: Maplewood, Morning Pointe

Maplewood Senior Living Promotes Gaston, Herlet Westport, Connecticut-based Maplewood Senior Living has promoted Tom Gaston to chief investment officer, and Shane Herlet to chief operating officer, effective immediately. Gaston joined Maplewood Senior Living in March 2011 as executive vice president of acquisitions and development. He has more than 30 years of experience in real estate […]

Themed Dining Pairs Food with Resident Engagement in Senior Living

The old saying “variety is the spice of life” is being embraced by more and more senior living operators in the dining programs they offer residents. One Atlanta-based food service operator’s new dining program for senior living communities is serving dinner with a side of fine arts, as part of an effort to not only […]

Building on 100% Occupancy for Consistent Senior Housing Success

Though the accomplishment of achieving an occupancy rate of 95% or higher may have lost its luster for some industry analysts, the distinction still carries weight for many senior housing providers, and has become an integral component for many communities in their marketing and sales strategies. This is certainly true at Houston-based Belmont Village Senior Living, according to Carlene Motto, executive vice president and […]

Actors Home Debuts Expansion Co-Funded by Entertainment Heavyweights

A senior living community for show business professionals will start to roll out the red carpet for the general public, as part of a large-scale renovation and repositioning. Located in Englewood, NJ, The Actor’s Fund Home—also known as The Lillian Booth Actors Home—recently opened the doors to the Shubert Pavilion. The new wing brings an additional […]

Senior Care CEOs Unite to Push Louisville as Aging Hub

On the heels of opening the doors to the senior care industry’s first-ever technology innovation hub, in Louisville, Kentucky, there’s another push to put the city at the forefront of the aging services industry. Some of the health care leaders involved with the Thrive Center for innovation are banding together with other CEOs in the city. […]

Movers & Shakers: AHCA/NCAL, Watercrest Senior Living

AHCA/NCAL Elects New Board of Governors, Directors The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has recently elected AHCA’s board of governors and NCAL’s board of directors for the 2017/2018 term at its annual convention in Las Vegas. Among the new officers, both boards selected new chairs for the coming year: […]

Providers Find Rich Stream of Referrals in Community Groups

Primary care physicians, cardiologists and the Lions Clubs International—no, this isn’t a game of “odd man out,” but rather a diversified mix of referral sources senior living operators should consider in their marketing, sales and outreach efforts. Reaching out to community and volunteer-based organizations, like the Lions Clubs, is a fruitful way for senior living operators […]

Regional Provider Latest to Blend Senior Living, Home Health

Large senior living providers across the nation, including Senior Lifestyle Corp. and Five Star Senior Living (NYSE: FVE), are building out their ancillary services, including home health. But this trend extends to smaller companies as well, such as Omaha, Nebraska-based Heritage Communities. “We decided to start a home health service line because we realize not every […]