Home Care Franchisees Look for Piece of Senior Housing Market

Home Care Franchises are springing up across the country and beginning to compete more consistently with local entrepreneurs in various markets. Approximately 11,000 licensed home-care businesses served 7.6 million people last year, according to the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging. Many fledgling entrepreneurs are entering this market, seeing that there is […]

Health Care REIT to Acquire 29 Sunrise Senior Living Properties

Premier Assets Valued at $715 Million Concentrated in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago TOLEDO, Ohio–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sept. 2, 2008–Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN) has entered into an agreement with an affiliate of Arcapita, Inc. to acquire its 90% interest in a venture owning 29 senior housing properties managed by Sunrise Senior Living, Inc. (NYSE:SRZ) for […]

Real Estate Opportunities For Newly Retired Seniors?

As the market for residential real estate continues to be dismal, should we look at the flip side of the coin for those seniors who are beginning to examine retirement locations? Putting aside the sale of their current residence, could the most popular places for retirement such as California, Florida and Nevada be some of […]

Nursing Home System: I’m Broken and Can’t Get Up

A national task force from the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA) recently released a report that the current survey and certification processes used to evaluate long-term care facilities nationwide is broken and beyond repair. The task force concluded in its final report, “Broken and Beyond Repair: Recommendations to Reform the […]

New Group Fights For Quality Assisted Living Facilities in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, PA—(July 7, 2008)—A new organization of consumers, family members and advocates for the elderly and the disabled is pushing for quality standards in Pennsylvania state regulations covering assisted living facilities. The Pennsylvania Assisted Living Consumer Alliance (PALCA) formed this year to ensure that new licensing rules will protect elderly and disabled residents. About 50,000 […]

How Can you Pay for Long Term Care with an Ailing Economy?

An article out of USA Today highlighted the problems of retiring in an ailing economy. The usual culprits of decreasing values of retirement funds, decreasing homes values and rising prices of consumables were the big three for this article. “Americans need to face a sobering fact: They’re not likely to have as much money for […]

NCAL Study finds more states changing their assisted living regulations

Leading Assisted Living Organization’s Report on States’ Assisted Living Regulations Finds Widespread Change in 2007 Analysis of unique annual report reveals more than 20 states changed policies regarding assisted living Washington, D.C.: The National Center for Assisted Living’s (NCAL) 2008 Assisted Living State Regulatory Review found that in 2007 significantly more states changed their assisted […]