Investors, Operators Drawn To Independent and Assisted Living Under One Roof

Senior housing and care investors and operators see appeal in senior living communities that offer both independent and assisted living services, according to a new survey from professional services firm JLL (NYSE: JLL). JLL’s Year-End 2017 Seniors Housing Investor Survey, released Thursday, included more than 250 potential respondents, including investors, operators, developers and lenders in the […]

Assisted Living Seen as Better for Hospice Care Than Nursing Homes

Hospice care administered in an assisted living community is seen as higher quality than hospice care offered in a nursing home—but not as good as home hospice care, according to a new Journal of the American Geriatrics Society study from the Indiana University Center for Aging Research and the Regenstrief Institute. The study compared the quality of hospice […]

Federal Watchdog Criticizes Gaps in Assisted Living Regulations

There are major gaps in the regulation of assisted living communities nationwide, and steps should be taken at the federal level to ensure they’re swiftly and properly addressed, according to a recently published report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO). The report, titled “Improved Federal Oversight of Beneficiary Health and Welfare is Needed,” came […]

Minnesota Urged to Establish Assisted Living Licensure Process

Minnesota may soon lose its status as one of the least-regulated states for assisted living, at least if a new consumer workgroup has its way. In 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health received 25,226 allegations of physical abuse, neglect, thefts and unexplained serious injuries within state-licensed homes for the elderly, and 97% of these claims […]

Senior Living Design Trends to Leave Behind in 2018

In senior living, it’s inevitable that some architecture and design features go from hot to not. Resident preferences change, care practices evolve, technology advances, and the way senior housing buildings look and feel has to keep up. So, heading into 2018, providers might want to reconsider if they think that having a bistro will set […]

Highest-Paid Assisted Living Employees in 2017

CEOs and presidents are no longer assisted living communities’ highest earners, on average. Now, that designation belongs to CFOs, according to the latest Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report from the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service, which is produced with support from LeadingAge and the National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL). For the 20th annual […]

Allegro Senior Living Launches New Alto Brand

Allegro Senior Living is using a modest, three-building acquisition to do some bigger things: enter a new state and launch a new brand, Alto Senior Living. Prior to this acquisition, St. Louis-based Allegro operated 14 senior living buildings, with 12 in Florida and one each in Kentucky and Missouri. Most of these are large properties […]

New Protocol Leads to 62.9% Drop in Fall-Related ER Visits

Assisted living providers who facilitate communication between paramedics and primary care physicians can prevent a trip to the hospital for many of their residents who fall, according to a new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The researchers studied 953 residents at 22 assisted living communities in Wake County, North Carolina, over 43 months. Of the 953 […]

Mainstreet Health Investments Buys Care Investment Trust for $425M, Announces Name Change

Mainstreet Health Investments (TSX: HLP.U) on Friday announced a plan to acquire Care Investment Trust, LLC for $425 million, giving the Toronto-based real estate investment firm 42 new senior housing and skilled nursing properties across the United States. Care Investment Trust had previously been a subsidiary of Tiptree, Inc. (Nasdaq: TIPT), which will become Mainstreet’s largest […]