SHAG Keeps Rates in Check with ‘Independent Living Light’ Model

If the senior housing industry wants to better address the ongoing affordability conundrum, it might consider borrowing some ideas from SHAG. That’s the acronym for Sustainable Housing for Ageless Generations, a senior housing nonprofit based in Tukwila, Washington, which helps older adults access support and services in settings they can afford. For SHAG Executive Director […]

Health System Collaboration In the Works as Solera Senior Living Expands

Solera Senior Living is embarking on a growth pipeline that includes several new developments and a potential collaboration with a national health care system. Currently, the Denver-based senior living company has two properties open, in Florida and Arizona, with another slated to open in Denver in January 2020. Solera also has five developments on the […]

Watercrest Rolling Out New Memory Care Framework Called Illuminate

Under the leadership of its recently appointed chief experience officer, Watercrest Senior Living Group is overhauling its memory care program. The Vero Beach, Florida-based provider is poised to roll out new programming for memory care residents as part of an initiative called Illuminate. Spearheading that effort is Hollie Kemp, who joined Watercrest last October as […]

How Active Adult Communities Can Attract Boomers Sooner

While active adult isn’t a property type every senior living provider considers for new development, it’s one the baby boomers are increasingly interested in. That’s partly because the age cohort looks at senior housing not just as real estate, but also as a platform to access wellness and lifestyle offerings, according to Dana Wollschlager, a […]

Eclipse CEO: Middle-Market Solution Likely to Come From Outside Senior Living

Solving the middle-market challenge in senior living might require disruption from a major player outside of the industry. That’s according to Eclipse Senior Living CEO Kai Hsiao, who moderated a panel discussion of senior living operators during a National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) investor summit in New York City on Tuesday. […]

Movers & Shakers: Presbyterian’s Sales and Marketing VP; Benchmark Names Resident Care Director

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Tapping into the Middle Market Requires Mix of New and Old Ideas

If the senior living industry wants to tap into the sizable middle market consumer demographic over the next decade, it’s going to take some truly unique operating models and financing structures — including some that haven’t been thought of yet. Possible solutions include developing communities with shared rooms and fewer high-end amenities, embracing efficiencies to […]

Trimming Annual Rates by $15,000 Would Open Senior Living to Vast Middle Market

Millions more older Americans could afford private-pay senior living and over the next decade if providers find a way to trim average annual cost for residents by $10,000 to $15,000 per resident. That’s according to a new analysis of research on the middle-market opportunities and challenges for the senior living industry. The research — conducted […]

Buckner Partners With Wellness Pioneer, SMU, Noted Chef for $140M Highrise

Buckner Senior Living is opening a $140 million continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in North Dallas with plenty of partnerships meant to attract the next generation of older adults. The 325-unit highrise community, Ventana by Buckner, will offer programming from esteemed wellness organization Cooper Aerobics, five dining venues conceptualized by celebrated chef and restaurateur Stephan […]