Affinity Pushes Innovation, Sees Assisted Living as Next Big Frontier for Value-Based Care

One of the largest senior living providers in the nation is making a push to also have the most innovative assisted living care model. Hickory, North Carolina-based Affinity Living Group hired Dr. Kevin O’Neil as its chief medical officer (CMO) about eighteen months ago. O’Neil is no stranger to the senior living world. He served […]

New Senior Charts ‘New Path’ in $385M Assisted Living Portfolio Sale

New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR) is selling all of its assisted living and memory care properties in a significant step in the company’s ongoing transformation, following moves to distance itself from Fortress Investment Group (NYSE: FIG) The New York City-based real estate investment trust (REIT) intends to sell its entire portfolio of assisted living […]

Monthly Assisted Living Costs Surpass $4,000

The cost of assisted living rose 1.28% in the past year, according to the latest Cost of Care Survey from insurer Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW). The national median cost for a one-bedroom unit in an assisted living community is now $4,051 per month, or $48,612 per year, according to the survey. The five-year annual growth […]

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 […]