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 […]

Multifamily, Hotel Developer Legendary Introduces Luxury Senior Living Brand

Within the next two weeks, construction is slated to start on the first Legendary Living senior housing community. Legendary Living is the new senior living arm of Legendary LLC, a Destin, Florida-based real estate development and management firm that has specialized in luxury hotel, multifamily and resort properties since its founding in 1991. Through this […]

Average Assisted Living CFO Salary Topped $127,500 in 2018

Wages rose for many assisted living employees in 2018, with CFOs, CEOs and presidents unsurprisingly still among the highest-paid. That’s according to a Senior Housing News analysis of the most recent Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report from the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service, an annual release that is produced with support from LeadingAge and […]

Developer Douglas Wilson Partners with HCP, Milestone to Make Senior Housing Debut

Douglas Wilson Companies (DWC), a noted San Diego-based real estate developer, has officially entered the senior living game by opening Sienna at Otay Ranch, in partnership with two well-known names in the industry: Milestone Retirement Communities and HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP). DWC plans to open additional senior living communities throughout the western U.S. over the […]

New York Times Article Raises Concerns Over Dementia Care in Assisted Living

Assisted living communities are taking in an increasing number of dementia residents, but memory care services might not always be keeping these older adults safe and secure. That’s according to a Dec. 13 New York Times article produced in collaboration with Kaiser Health News. The article –“Dementia Patients Fuel Assisted Living’s Growth. Safety May Be Lagging” […]

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. […]