Spectrum Retirement Plots 16-Community Development Strategy

If all goes according to plan, Spectrum Retirement Communities will soon be operating more than 50 senior living communities across the nation. The Denver-based company currently has 37 communities spread across major metro areas in 13 states, but plans to open many more by 2019. The company currently has 16 communities in the works, with […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/4/18)

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Sign up for the SHN Architecture & Design Newsletter from SHN for updates on architecture and design trends, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Sunrise to Save Historic Barn as Part of Connecticut Assisted Living Project Sunrise Senior […]

How Tweaking Benefits Plans Can Solve Senior Living Staffing Issues

Talk to any senior living operator about challenges they see on the horizon and they’ll all likely mention the same thing: staffing. After all, hiring and retaining senior living employees is typically much easier said than done, especially as providers duke it out over attracting the most talented leaders and workers. As if the problem […]

Welltower to Buy Four Sunrise CCRCs for $368 Million

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) is set to buy four continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) from Senior Housing Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SNH), the real estate investment trusts (REITs) announced separately earlier today. The properties, which are leased to McLean, Virginia-based provider Sunrise Senior Living and located in Arlington and Charlottesville, Virginia; Boca Raton, Florida; and Silver Spring, Maryland; are changing hands for $368 […]

LCB Senior Living Hires First COO in Push to Grow

A regional senior living provider with plans to grow in the Mid-Atlantic has added a new leadership role to its C-suite. Norwood, Massachusetts-based LCB Senior Living hired Jason Kohler as its first COO, the company announced earlier this month. Founded in 2011, LCB owns and operates 16 communities throughout Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut, […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (12/14/17)

This week’s In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Sign up for the SHN Architecture & Design Newsletter from SHN for updates on architecture & design trends, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Work Underway for Las Vegas Independent Living Community The Wolff Company has broken ground […]

New Protocol Leads to 62.9% Drop in Fall-Related ER Visits

Assisted living providers who facilitate communication between paramedics and primary care physicians can prevent a trip to the hospital for many of their residents who fall, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The researchers studied 953 residents at 22 assisted living communities in Wake County, North Carolina, over 43 months. Of the 953 […]

New COO Joins MorningStar in ‘High-Energy Growth Mode’

Though it’s just his second week on the job, MorningStar Senior Living’s new COO, Jim Parker, is already thinking about the next decade of growth and development. MorningStar currently is in expansion mode, and Parker is focused on keeping the company’s culture and mission strong while adding scale. Parker, who last served as senior vice […]