Country Music Senior Housing & Retirement Center Planned

What happens when the cowboy rides away?  He goes to retire in style at a new facility planned in Nashville, Tennessee.  In one of the most targeted Senior Housing niche’s yet, Nashville music industry leaders announced plans for an upscale "senior living" facility for those who have made music their career. To be called the […]

No TV’s Left Behind – Nursing Home Residents Eligible for Digital TV Converter Box Coupon

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez announced today that residents of licensed nursing homes, intermediate care facilities, assisted living facilities and households that use a post office box for mail delivery will be eligible to request coupons from the TV Converter Box Coupon Program. The rule change takes effect 30 days after publication in […]

Housing and Credit Crisis Create More Homeless Seniors?

As the financial crisis continue forward for all of America, a growing concern is the rise of financial trouble for seniors as the value of not only their homes decline but also their retirement savings being eroded by either  the stock market or the need to spend those funds more quickly for day to day […]

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 […]