Largest Senior Living Provider List Grows in 2018

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) topped the list of the largest senior living providers in the nation this year, followed by Holiday Retirement, Life Care Services, Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) and Sunrise Senior Living, according to data compiled annually by industry association Argentum. The top five providers by number of units remained unchanged from […]

Making the Most of Community Events for Prospective Senior Living Residents

A number of senior living community operators host events in their greater communities in the hopes of raising awareness among prospective residents—but in many cases, these events can, and should, be conducted differently. Specifically, some operators are not correctly employing the use of demographic data and knowledge about prospective consumers, according to Valerie Whitman, vice president […]

Opinion: Inside the Senior Living Pricing Conundrum

You’d think that obtaining senior living pricing would be easy. Finding the price of a good or service is a pretty straightforward process in most markets. In retail, in hotels, in air travel, restaurants, even hair salons, pricing tends to be listed on the item for purchase or on a menu of services that are […]

[Sponsored] Pittsburgh-Area Senior Housing Development Site for Sale

As a metro area poised to boom with senior demographic growth, a Pittsburgh-area site for sale offers a ground-up development opportunity for new senior housing. Independent research conducted several years ago by the Rand Corporation indicates the 65-84 age demographic in metropolitan Pittsburgh will rise through 2035, making it a market ripe for development of senior housing and […]

Cox Communications Creates Seniors’ Smart Home of the Future

The senior living space has experienced an influx of age-friendly technologies and devices to help improve the aging experience. Now, Cox Communications has created a super-smart model home to be a showcase for how all these technologies can co-exist to extend independent living. Whether in a private home or in a community-based independent living setting, many […]

IBM, University Partnership Brings Artifical Intelligence to Senior Living

Big data and artificial intelligence are beginning to appear just about everywhere. And now, research and technology powerhouses IBM and University of California, San Diego are joining forces through a new partnership that will work to provide big data and AI solutions even more readily to the aging population—bringing with them some major senior living implications. The […]

Three Ways Senior Living Can Customize The Dining Experience

As the senior housing population changes and providers make way for the resident of the future, many operators are focusing on amenities to attract this new resident. And with baby boomers reaching the target senior housing age over the next two decades, bringing with them new, strong preferences and lots of experience with world travel […]

What Senior Housing Is Missing on Amenities

With recent attention to ancillary services and catering to a new, choosier, and potentially higher-acuity resident, senior living has been building “better,” in recent years. Or so most operators think. But a 2014 survey of independent living residents conducted by ProMatura Group indicates that residents do not consider themselves any happier when they are in a […]