Aegis Adapts to Shifting Development Landscape, On Track to Double Portfolio Size

The Covid-19 pandemic has created impediments to development, but Aegis Living is still on track to double its portfolio size within a decade. The Bellevue, Washington-based assisted living and memory care provider currently has 32 communities in operation and eight under development. So, about three communities need to be added each year for the next […]

Assisted Living Providers Confused, Concerned About Retaining Federal Relief Funds

Assisted living providers are concerned about their ability to retain federal relief funds due to changes in reporting requirements, and industry associations are urging the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to address the situation. Argentum and the American Seniors Housing Association on Monday sent a joint letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar regarding […]

Merrill Gardens President: Google Nest Initiative Has Made Me ‘A Believer’ In the Tech

The Covid-19 pandemic has drastically accelerated the adoption of technology within senior living, with communities across the nation rapidly implementing a variety of tools. One of the most high-profile tech rollouts of 2020 has been occurring at buildings operated by Merrill Gardens, where Google has been deploying Nest Hub Max devices with adaptations for older […]

Healthpeak Evaluates Moving Headquarters To New City

Real estate investment trust Healthpeak Properties (NYSE: PEAK) reportedly is considering moving the company headquarters. Currently, the REIT is based in Irvine, California. Nashville is being considered as a new headquarters location, the Nashville Business Journal (NBJ) reported Friday. Denver and Dallas are also under consideration, according to the NBJ. Healthpeak declined to comment to […]

Kisco Senior Living To Ease Covid-19 Restrictions By Using Pooled Testing

Kisco Senior Living is moving toward more normalized operations by utilizing rapid, “pooled” Covid-19 testing — similar to the approach taken by the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Hockey League (NHL). “We’re excited about what it’ll bring to our residents and the confidence it provides our families,” Ed Ward, vice president of operations […]

Nonprofit Giant National Church Residences Becomes Industry Pacesetter in Workforce Equity Efforts

The Black Lives Matter movement focused global attention on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion this year, and senior living providers have responded in various ways to calls for change. This work has been ongoing at National Church Residences, one of the largest nonprofit senior housing providers in the United States, with about 310 senior […]

Mather CEO: We Adapted $475M Highrise Project to Pandemic, Are 70% Pre-Sold

Mather was not planning for a global pandemic when the organization embarked on the creation of a $475 million-plus life plan community near Washington, D.C. But after Covid-19 struck, Mather listened to consumers, adapted the project design and reached the 70% pre-sold mark in September. That’s three months ahead of the schedule that was set […]

Federal Assisted Living Regulation May Now Be Inevitable, Could Bring Industry Benefits

The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the integration of senior living communities within the broader U.S. health care system, which has opened new business opportunities but also increases the likelihood of federal regulations for assisted living. “I think it’s inevitable that we’re going to start to see a regulatory framework at the federal level,” Anne Tumlinson, […]