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. […]

Assisted Living Care Costs Increase 6.7% In 2018

Spurred by the continuing shortage of skilled labor in senior living, the costs to reside in assisted living in 2018 are nearly double last year’s rate, according to the latest Cost of Care Survey from insurer Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW). Assisted living costs rose 6.67%, the highest spike among all care segments. AL costs increased […]

Seniors Prefer Assisted Living To Moving In With Family

Whether they don’t want to be burdens to their children or are placing faith in future innovation, older adults view assisted living as a better option than moving in with family members. Going to a nursing home, meanwhile, is about as popular as a root canal. That is one of the takeaways from a recent […]

Assisted Living Regulations Changed in 29 States In Last Year

More than half of all U.S. states — 29, to be exact — tweaked regulations, statutes and policies for assisted living providers between June 2017 and June 2018, according to the 2018 edition of the “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review” from the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). The most common changes to state regulations […]

Amid Medicaid Woes, Skilled Nursing Providers Switch to Assisted Living

Facing financial headwinds from low Medicaid reimbursements, some skilled nursing providers in Washington are eyeing a switch to other product types — including assisted living. The state’s current Medicaid system, which took effect in 2016, has led to constrained reimbursements across the state. That, in turn, has resulted in serious struggles for providers, even with […]

Tips for Better Home Care Partnerships in Assisted Living

While assisted living communities and home care agencies frequently collaborate, successfully forging those kind of relationships can be difficult. It’s for this reason that leaders from two Midwestern assisted living communities provided insight into how and when they partner with home care agencies Wednesday during the fifth annual 2018 Private Duty Symposium, organized by LeadingAge […]