Prime Senior Housing Group On Bridging The Middle-Market Gap

As the affordable housing crisis continues to impact senior living, developers aim to fill in the gaps in service for middle-class seniors making the transition to the space — and Prime Senior Living Group President of Development Debra Maynard hopes to be among those helping to bridge the gap. Prime is developing a construction pipeline […]

Solinity, Paran Homes Venture Will Develop Middle-Market Senior Living in Southeast

The Southeast is emerging as a hotbed for middle-market senior housing development. Knoxville, Tennessee-based senior living owner-operator Solinity formed a partnership with Paran Homes to develop, own and operate senior housing aimed squarely for the middle market, Solinity CEO Josh Crisp told Senior Housing News. Duluth, Georgia-based Paran Homes is a residential specialist with 19 […]

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 […]

Affordable Senior Housing Model Held Back By Financing Challenges

Demand for affordable housing to accommodate the changing needs of low-income seniors is growing, but non-Medicare and Medicaid payment models to finance the services are sorely lacking. That is the main takeaway from a new report from LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston that also offers possible solutions to what is a growing crisis, Alisha Sanders, […]

SHAG Strikes Innovative Partnerships to Create Affordable Senior Housing

If senior housing and care providers want to tackle the looming affordability crisis, they’re going to have to start working together more. That’s according to Jay Woolford, executive director of the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG). The affordable senior housing nonprofit based in Tukwila, Washington, has made it its mission to help older adults age […]

Demand Grows, Challenges Increase for Senior Housing in Low-Density Markets

The coming wave of aging baby boomers will present several challenges to a senior living industry already struggling to meet the demand of seniors who cannot afford market rate independent living, assisted living or memory care. In particular, the population of older adults is quickly growing in low-density areas where it’s especially difficult to build affordable senior living projects. […]

Tips to Maximize Bang for the Buck in Affordable Senior Housing Design

Affordable senior housing may not carry a reputation as the flashiest property type, but it plays a vital role in serving low-income seniors. And while developing or designing the property type can require a different mentality than traditional senior housing—as evidenced when The Shelter Group bowed out of the affordable-housing sector to focus on its Brightview […]

HumanGood CEO Envisions Innovation at Every Price Point

HumanGood has gained industry attention for its plans to reinvent the continuing care retirement community (CCRC), but the large nonprofit provider has even grander ambitions when it comes to senior living innovation. This year, it plans to hire an executive to focus on its wide-ranging innovation efforts, which include creating a prototype offering for the […]

Best Affordable Housing Design 2017: Loft Living in the Rust Belt

In 1919, the A.S. Kreider Shoe Company moved into a newly built, 64,000-square-foot factory. Throughout the years, the large brick building in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, has served as the home of Lebanon Dress Company, Hermann Handkerchief, and, now, Kreider Commons, the 2017 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Award winner in the “Best Affordable Housing” category. Recently, […]