Senior Housing Linked to Increased Longevity, But ‘Wide Variation’ Separates Top Communities and Bottom

Living in communal senior housing is associated with greater longevity versus residing in the community at large – but there is notable variation between top-performing senior housing communities and those on the bottom. These are among the newly released findings from research conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and funded by the National […]

What the Senate Hearing on Assisted Living Foretells About Sector’s Future

This article is available as part of your SHN+ membership The Jan. 25 Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on assisted living covered a lot of ground – which makes sense, considering that the committee’s last hearing dedicated to AL took place 20 years ago. Given the variety of topics covered – including resident safety, […]

‘A Powerhouse’: Senior Living Leaders Mourn Industry Pioneer Maria Oliva

Maria Oliva – whose pioneering career in senior living spanned three decades – died on Tuesday, prompting tributes from across the industry. “She was one of the great thought leaders in our industry – a real powerhouse, pushing ideas before anyone else,” said Laurie Geschrey, who is CEO/Principal at OnePoint Consulting and worked with Oliva […]

Wages for Key Assisted Living Clinical Workers Rose 5% to 6% in 2023

Wages for many key health care workers in assisted living increased between 5% and 6% on average last year. That’s according to the latest edition of the Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report from Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS), which is produced in collaboration with LeadingAge and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). […]

New Hampshire, D.C., Delaware, Among Priciest Places for Assisted Living

Assisted living services are most expensive in New Hampshire, Washington, D.C., and Delaware, according to a new analysis from senior living referral service Seniorly. Assisted living costs average $8,248 per month in New Hampshire, nearly double the national average of $4,401, according to Seniorly data gleaned from more than 60,000 senior living communities. New Hampshire […]

Assisted Living Regulations Change in 20 States, Infection Control Now the Norm 

Infection control protocols and emergency preparedness requirements are now commonplace in the U.S. as 20 states enacted regulation changes and updates for assisted living operators in the last year. That’s according to the latest annual “Assisted Living Regulatory Review” report from the National Center for Assisted Living, released Jan. 10. The report this year tracked […]

3 Lessons from the Washington Post’s Senior Living Takedown

This article is available as part of your SHN+ membership The senior living sector was rocked this week by the Washington Post’s series slamming assisted living. The three articles took aim at multiple facets of the senior living business but mainly focused on elopements among residents with memory care needs. Senior living associations and some […]

With Amazon Backing, Northbridge and Partners Expand Assisted Living Medicaid Model in DC

Having successfully developed an assisted living community for Medicaid beneficiaries in the Washington, D.C. market, Northbridge is now underway on a similar project, with Amazon (NYSE: AMZ) among the backers. Amazon’s involvement will “give us a little more flexibility” in the new community compared to the first, Northbridge Communities President Wendy Nowokunski said at the […]