U.S. News and Caring.com Launch Assisted Living Directory

U.S. News & World Report and Caring.com on Tuesday launched a new directory that will provide seniors and their families information on assisted living communities and advice on how to make informed decisions. The new directory will include data on more than 8,700 assisted living facilities across the country, U.S. News Senior Health Data Analyst […]

Largest Senior Living Providers List Grows, No Surprises at the Top

There are no notable surprises at the top of Argentum’s 2019 list of the largest providers in senior living, although there are some new additions to the expanded list. The industry association’s overall list now includes 140 providers and 624,795 units, compared to last year’s total of 125 providers and 586,662 units. For the first […]

Summit Healthcare REIT Appoints New CEO, COO

Summit Healthcare REIT on Thursday announced the appointment of a new CEO and a new COO. President Kent Eikanas will now serve as CEO of the Lake Forest, Calif.-based real estate investment trust (REIT), which has holdings in both senior housing and skilled nursing. Eikanas had held the title of president since September 2012, and […]

Medical Concierge in Senior Living Cuts Readmissions, Improves Length of Stay

Providing residents with a “concierge” — a primary point of contact to assist them with their medical needs and care — can result in numerous benefits both to older adults and senior living providers. The model can significantly improve residents’ overall health and quality of life, reduce health care costs and make care delivery more […]

Competitive Market Keeps Senior Living Rate Growth in Check

A Place for Mom (APFM), the largest senior housing referral service in the country, released the results of its 2018 National Senior Living Cost Index Tuesday morning and found cost growth changed as follows: Independent living rates increased 2.6% from 2017 to 2018, bringing median monthly costs to $2,552Assisted living costs for seniors declined slightly […]

CVS Health Records $2.2B Impairment on Omnicare, Still Bullish on Senior Living

Shares of pharmacy and insurance giant CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) dipped sharply Wednesday on the heels of a troubled Q4 2018 earnings report, which included a $2.2 billion impairment charge related to the company’s long-term care business. However, CVS Health executives are still bullish on the prospects for this division, particularly through expansion into independent […]