Fast Casual Dining Could Be Senior Living’s Next Big Food Trend

To glimpse the future of dining in senior living communities, one might only need to step inside a Chipotle. More and more senior living providers are opening “fast casual” eateries with customized food orders, stylish menus, kitchens that are visible from the dining area and modern decor. The idea of incorporating fast casual dining a […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/8/18)

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: In progress Capitol Seniors Housing Breaks Ground 84-Unit Community in Maryland Senior living investment and […]

Erickson Living Touts Employee Health Clinics as Hiring Advantage

Many senior living providers tout creative health benefits when hiring new employees, but those benefits are normally used offsite on employees’ own time. But that’s not the case at Catonsville, Maryland-based Erickson Living, which operates health and wellness clinics for employees at 15 of its 20 communities overall. Though the clinics are aimed at keeping employees healthy, Erickson […]

Movers & Shakers: NIC Bolsters Board of Directors

NIC Bolsters Board of Directors The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) has named David Nash and Mike McCurry to its board of directors, according to a press release. Nash is the dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, while McCurry is the executive vice president […]

How Senior Living Communities Can Boost Efficiency

Though it can take a lot of training and resources to turn a senior living community into a well-oiled machine, there are some simple ways providers can boost operational efficiency, according to a new white paper by Dude Solutions, a provider of cloud-based operations management solutions headquartered in Cary, North Carolina. Specifically, the white paper outlined […]

What Holiday’s Largest Community Learned in Hawaii’s Missile Scare

January 13, 2018, was a day most Hawaiians are not likely to forget. Just after 8 a.m. that Saturday morning, scores of residents in the state awoke to a jarring emergency alert on their phones: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” We know now the alert was a false […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/1/18)

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 Provision Eyes Michigan for Next Community Provision Living, a St. Louis-based senior housing owner […]

Senior Housing and Care M&A Deal Volume Totaled $14.1 Billion in 2017

Senior housing and care transaction dollar volume dipped slightly in 2017, according to a blog post by Bill Kauffman, senior principal at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). Transaction volume for senior housing and care M&A deals clocked in at $14.1 billion in 2017 on a “relatively weak” second and fourth quarter, Kauffman wrote. That’s […]

Best Independent Living Design 2017: Picturesque Pennsylvania Views

When Willow Valley Communities, a non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, finished work on a sizable independent living project last summer, it added an array of upscale amenities for its roughly 2,300 residents. But one of the most celebrated amenities was also one that stood far above the rest—literally. As part of the new development—which includes […]

Movers & Shakers: Blueprint’s New CEO, HRA Appoints COO

Blueprint Names First President and CEO Chicago-based advisory group Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors recently named Torey Riso as its first president and CEO, according to a press release. Riso, who has 25 years of real estate investment experience including 10 spent in the senior housing industry, was most recently president and CEO of Care Investment […]