3 Wellness Tech Initiatives Senior Living Providers Must Deliver

The wellness revolution in senior living is here to stay, and much of it is powered by technology. In a senior living context, wellness focuses on five main components: the emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual. Technology touches each of these elements. To compete in the next decade and beyond, senior living providers must understand […]

What Senior Living Can Learn About Wellness from Leading Hotel Brands

Senior living providers embracing the world’s wellness revolution should look to hospitality. That’s because big-name hotel brands — including Hyatt, Hilton, Westin and Marriott — are unleashing creative offerings that are changing the face of wellness. Most of these leaders didn’t have to stretch their core competencies or risk diluting their ability to deliver a […]

Four Creative Approaches to Mixed-Use Senior Living

Mixed-use development in senior living is on the rise, and the creative thinkers are winning. Whether including senior living or not, a common template for residential mixed-use is a single building with public retail, dining or both on the building’s ground floor, and apartments and condos above. This model is popular in senior living, too. […]

Transactions & Financings: HFF, Summit Senior Living, Capital One

HFF Advises on $115 Million Financing for Seattle Senior Housing Development Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P. (HFF) has advised Columbia Pacific Advisors on the $114.69 million financing for a luxury, high-rise senior housing property in Seattle. The 24-story property—620 Terry—will offer 243 Class A residential units comprising 194 independent living units, 21 assisted living units and 28 […]

Best Memory Care Design 2017: A Small House That Really Feels Like Home

Lynn Peel didn’t just want a small house-style memory care community —she wanted a small house. That’s why the standalone memory care community she runs, The Mooring on Foreside, in Cumberland Foreside, Maine, has only 12 residents. “The number 12 was really important,” Peel, founder and principal, tells Senior Housing News. “It gave us the opportunity to […]

Transactions & Financings: Invesque Purchases Three Dallas-Area Communities

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges $11.6 Million Senior Housing Financing Cushman & Wakefield Senior Housing Capital Markets has arranged an $11.55 million construction loan for the development The Palms at San Lauren, a 68-unit assisted living and memory care community in Bakersfield, California. The community will be operated by California-focused regional operator Pragma Management with financing provided by […]

Transactions & Financings: Welltower’s New NYSE Ticker Symbol

Welltower to Change NYSE Ticker Symbol to “WELL” Health care infrastructure company Welltower, Inc. has announced a change to its New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) ticker symbol, from “HCN” to “WELL.” The Toledo, Ohio-based company will begin trading under “WELL” on February 28. “Welltower owns, manages and has developed the largest network of premium residential senior care […]

Transactions & Financings: Ensign Buys Two Communities in Texas

The Ensign Group Acquires Two Texas Assisted Living Facilities The Ensign Group, Inc., parent company of the Ensign group of skilled nursing, rehabilitative care services, home health care, hospice care and assisted living companies, has announced that its assisted and independent living portfolio company acquired the real estate and operations of two 37-unit AL facilities […]