In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/14/16)

Construction: Planned $75 Million CCRC Planned for Long Island, N.Y. Plans have been proposed for a new Life Plan Community, Fountaingate Gardens, in Commack, Long Island. The community will include spacious one-and two- bedroom residences in two buildings called The Parkview and The Terraces. Some will include dens and balconies as well as landscaped grounds and […]

Must Reads: Slinging Heroin in Senior Housing, CCRC Tax Benefits

Top news organizations around the country recently ran these must-read stories related to senior housing. Harrisburg Police Discover Drug Activity in Senior Living Apartments—High-rise senior living apartments in Pennsylvania’s capital are a hotbed of the local heroin trade, police say. The problem is a combination of aging Baby Boomers “continuing what they know” and younger […]

Netherlands’ Approach to Memory Care: Dementia Village

Memory care is a booming sector of the senior living industry in the U.S., and other countries are coming up with their own innovative ways to care for older adults with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Take the Netherlands, for example, which in 2009 created an entire village for people with dementia where they […]

State Memory Care Plan Equips Senior Living Communities with iPods

Some Wisconsin senior living communities are outfitting residents with headphones and an iPod as part of an innovative approach to dementia care, reports the La Crosse Tribune.  Hillview Health Care Center in La Crosse, Wisc., is certified to participate in a Wisconsin Department of Health Services program geared toward helping senior living community residents with […]

UCLA “Brain Gym” Helps Alzheimer’s Patients, Caregivers

A “brain gym” at the University of California Los Angeles Medical Center is helping those with memory impairment as well as their loved ones and caregivers to help strengthen memory and brain functioning.  Through the facility, housed in UCLA’s Longevity Center, people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairment can give their brains a “work out,” […]

AEW Buys Balfour Senior Living Portfolio for $104 Million

Colorado-based Balfour Senior Living is paring down some of the ownership of its senior living portfolio in an effort to return investments to its partners. In a deal valued at $104 million, Boston-based AEW Capital Management L.P. has purchased a portfolio of three senior living communities from Louisville, Colo.-based Balfour. The agreement marks yet another […]

New Assisted Living Model Cuts Cost Without Cutting Corners

A development company with deep roots in the senior housing industry has launched a new, more affordable assisted living model achieved through suite-sharing. All American Assisted Living, an affiliate of Kaplan Development Group, recently opened its first community under this new model after CEO Glenn Kaplan realized not many developers were pursuing middle-class seniors. The […]

Dementia Home Care Program Delays Move to Senior Living

Seniors living with dementia have been able to delay their moves into long-term care facilities under an 18-month pilot program that offers home-based care services, a recent study shows.  While dementia can often be associated with high healthcare costs and long-term care placement, a program called The Maximizing Independence at Home (MIND) Pilot can keep […]