Confessions of an Interior Designer: Every Senior Living Project Going Over Budget

“With today’s construction costs, we are seeing every project exceed their projections.” These words are from a senior living interior designer, who connected with Senior Housing News for this installment of “Confessions.” The goal of this series is to share candid perspectives that might be hard — but helpful — for readers to hear. To […]

Vincentian Invests in Smart Tech to Serve Middle Market, Meet Resident Expectations

When leaders with non-profit Vincentian Collaborative System began conceiving a new 91-unit independent living community, they did the math on smart tech and realized that sooner is better. The community Terrace Place, which opened April 1 in the Pittsburgh suburb of North Hills, is a $19-million project, with a smart technology offering that cost between […]

Amid Fierce Competition, Senior Living Communities Must Wow Prospects Quickly

With shiny new supply flooding various markets around the country, senior living communities must make a good first impression on prospective residents, or they will quickly lose customers to the competition. In this environment, providers are wise to invest in stellar model units and to focus on reception and common areas that prospects first encounter. […]

Senior Housing Architect Dillard Sees Active Adult Eclipsing Assisted Living Activity

With building activity slowing down in assisted living and memory care, there is a push to create more active adult and affordable senior housing. That’s according to David Dillard, principal with D2 Architecture, a firm that specializes in senior living. Following years of more intense activity, the landscape has shifted, Dillard told Senior Housing News […]

Landmark Ohio Mansion to Become Airbnb with Latest Senior-Focused Tech

A historic 105-year-old Columbus, Ohio mansion will receive a new lease on life as an Airbnb for multigenerational living, loaded with technology. Senior living designer Lisa Cini, founder and CEO of Mosaic Design Services in the Ohio capital, announced she purchased the Woodland Manor mansion and will soon redevelop the local landmark into a futuristic […]

Memory Care Pioneer Beatitudes Launches $260 Million Redevelopment

Beatitudes Campus, well known for its Comfort Matters memory care approach, has embarked on a $260 million, eight-year repositioning to transform and expand its presence in Phoenix. “We created a plan that will touch virtually all of our 27-acre campus,” Beatitudes President and CEO Michelle Just told Senior Housing News. Beatitudes first opened in 1965, […]

Best Post-Acute Design of 2018: Gaining New Revenue with Hospitality-Inspired Upgrades

Patients and visitors might not immediately realize that Premier Place — a post-acute and skilled nursing center in Naples, Florida — is part of the adjacent Glenview at Pelican Bay retirement community. That’s because Premier Place has a brand identity of its own, with a distinctive look and feel, thanks to a recent comprehensive renovation. […]

Rose Villa Expands Pocket Neighborhood Model with Zero-Energy Cottages

A non-profit senior housing provider in the Pacific Northwest is investing in independent living “pocket neighborhoods” that prioritize socialization and community among residents, including a new design that meets its own energy needs. Rose Villa, a “type B” life plan community with more than 200 residents in Portland, Oregon, recently unveiled a new 12-cottage, energy-efficient […]