Most Read: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

SHN will be observing Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, but will return Tuesday, May 26. In the meantime, we’d like to wish all SHN readers an enjoyable holiday weekend. And, in case you missed them, here are the top headlines grabbing SHN readers’ attention this week: 4 Reasons Senior Living And ACOs Don’t Get […]

Inside the Senior Living Search Misnomer

Only 12% of baby boomers are actively searching for senior living options online — either for themselves or for aging parents or loved ones. But for those who are seeking information, they may not be looking in the right places, according to Google data and survey responses. “When it comes to actually beginning the search […]

How Five Star is Taking Senior Living Wellness to the Next Level

As senior living aims to be taken more seriously across an evolving health care landscape, today’s providers recognize that it’s all about measuring outcomes. Five Star Senior Living (NYSE: FVE) is taking a new approach to that measurement not through the usual channels, but by re-envisioning its wellness program across hundreds of communities. The fourth […]

Why Senior Living Still Can’t Conquer Staff Training Problems

To reduce staff turnover and boost the bottom line, it makes sense that staff training and development programs should be a priority for senior living providers. Most providers recognize the importance of such programs. However, many are also limited by resources and dragged down by external training requirements to implement strategies that would impact staff […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for May, Part III

Riderwood Appoints Jeff Kimbell as Director of Dining Services Silver Spring, Maryland-based Riderwood, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) managed by Erickson Living, has appointed Jeff Kimbell as director of dining services. Kimbell brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to this leadership position, 14 of which are with Erickson Living. He […]

HCN’s New Strategy: Deliver Wellness to an Aging Population

The nation’s largest health care real estate investment trust (REIT) had humble beginnings in the 1970s. But since then, Health Care REIT (NYSE: HCN), a $40 billion company, has vastly expanded its reach, while periodically shifting strategies to keep up with the evolving senior care landscape.  What started as a small company, named Health Care […]

4 Reasons Senior Living And ACOs Don’t Get Along

Health care partnerships may be the wave of the future, but for senior living providers and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), something’s got to give. Over the past few years, the industry has seen the rise and fall of ACO models, championed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Senior living providers, however, have […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: ROC Seniors, AdCare

Greystone Real Estate Advisors Closes Sale of St. Louis Community Greystone, a real estate lending, investment and advisory company, recently announced its Real Estate Advisors group closed the sale of Brentmoor Retirement Community in St. Louis, Missouri. The property was acquired by Titan SenQuest Management, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Titan Real Estate Investment […]

Movers & Shakers — CNL Healthcare’s New CFO

CNL Healthcare Properties Names New Chief Financial Officer The board of directors of CNL Healthcare Properties, a real estate investment trust (REIT) focused on senior housing and health care facilities, has named Kevin R. Maddron as chief financial officer, treasurer and chief operating officer, effective May 1. He will also continue to serve as senior […]

How Senior Living Providers Capture 2 Price Points

Senior Living providers have found plenty of success in their respective price and product niches. But some operators are finding that even while they excel in targeting one particular price point, they can capture another price point by developing new products that are branded and marketed independently from their existing model. Most recently, Senior Lifestyle […]