Outdated Workforce Systems Are Holding Senior Living Back

Senior living providers are encountering serious obstacles in hiring the large number of workers they need, but many also see ways they could improve their systems and processes to achieve better results. More than 600 senior living professionals responded to a recent survey conducted by OnShift, a company that offers human capital management (HCM) solutions, […]

Must Reads: Keys to Ventas’ Success, Google ‘Ventures’ into Anti-Aging Tech

Diversified Business Model is Key to Success — For large-cap real estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas, Inc., success flows from having a diverse capital stack and a variety of products in different geographies, Chairman and CEO Debra Cafaro said at the recent Citi Global CEO Property Conference. The company’s experience with various types of deals […]

Where Walmart Meets Health Care, Senior Living Must Find Its Place

Senior living leaders recognize the importance of forging strong ties with hospitals and health care systems, but it appears many operators have been complacent and might now lack the tools to seize on partnership opportunities that would give them a competitive edge in a brand new health care landscape. International design, planning and consulting firm […]

Most Read: New Senior Living Model is Ritz-Meets-Disney World

In case you missed them… here are the top headlines catching Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week.  ‘Ritz-Carlton Meets Disney World’ For New Senior Housing Developer—One new entrant to the senior housing space is planning a new concept for senior living, and it’s somewhere between Ritz-Carlton and Disney World, according to the developer, Affinitas […]

Pricey Acquisitions Lead Small Operators to Bank on Construction

Senior living acquisitions have become pricier as the economy has rebounded, prompting smaller operators to focus more on renovation and new construction, suggest recently released findings from Lancaster Pollard. The investment banking and financial advisory firm surveyed about 250 senior living providers in December. About 80% said they would likely pursue a new construction project […]

Must Reads: Govt Should Curb Dementia Drugs in Assisted Living

Top news organizations around the country recently ran these must-read stories related to senior housing. GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipsychotic Drugs for Dementia Patients — People with dementia living in assisted living facilities or other non-nursing home settings have a 1 in 7 chance of being on an antipsychotic medication, according to an NPR report […]

The New Urban CCRC: A Smaller, Smarter Senior Living Option

As the economy has rebounded from the financial crisis, continuing care retirement communities again have started opening in city centers. These gleaming new communities signal the renewed strength of the senior housing market, but questions remain as to how much CCRC development to expect in urban locales and what will prove successful operationally. While the […]

5 Steps for Profitable Content Marketing in Senior Living

Senior living communities today have an unprecedented array of options for reaching consumers, including websites, social media, television, print media and direct mail. But to engage potential customers effectively, operators need to determine what content to distribute and what channels to use, experts advised Wednesday during Senior Housing News’ webinar “Content Marketing: Driving Profitable Consumer […]