Skilled Nursing Units Continue to Weigh on CCRC Operations, Performance

By Amy Stulick Skilled nursing beds have contributed to operational stress at continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) this year, according to a new report from Fitch Ratings. Fitch recorded eased labor challenges as well among skilled nursing providers as part of its “exposure draft” document that proposed revising rating criteria for CCRCs. Such campuses continue to […]

Senior Housing Linked to Increased Longevity, But ‘Wide Variation’ Separates Top Communities and Bottom

Living in communal senior housing is associated with greater longevity versus residing in the community at large – but there is notable variation between top-performing senior housing communities and those on the bottom. These are among the newly released findings from research conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and funded by the National […]

Best CCRC Design of 2023: Rose Villa Brings Nature Indoors

Rose Villa Senior Living has grown to include 22 acres across a garden campus in the Portland, Oregon area. Recently, the community completed the addition of two buildings at the heart of its urban core to improve resident wellbeing. Rose Villa expanded to accommodate new neighborhoods and updated community amenities in multiple phases. Its third […]

Best CCRC Lite Design of 2023: Innovative Community With Connections to D.C. 

The designers and project planners behind Brightview Dulles Corner had an overarching mission to foster interactions between residents and the outside world. With a location in the Washington, D.C. area and proximity to public transportation and green spaces, the community makes good on that mission. Today, the community pushes the “envelope of what senior housing […]

Good Samaritan Society Planning $200M Project, Further Expansion in CCRC Sector

By: Zahida Siddiqi Sanford Health is through subsidiary Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society planning a $200 million continuing care retirement community (CCRC) as part of a larger expansion into the space. The Good Samaritan Society executives told Senior Housing News sister site Skilled Nursing News that the funding for the project is an outcome of […]

CCRC, Nursing Home Health Care Spend Increases 5.6% in 2022

Health care spending in the U.S. grew by 4.1% in 2022 and reached $4.5 trillion, with continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and nursing homes reporting slightly lower health expenditures over the same time period, according to a study published Wednesday by Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  In […]

Goodwin Living CEO: Why Brain Health, At-Home  Care Are Next Frontiers for Senior Living Innovation

Goodwin Living’s future lies in expanding health service offerings as the senior living provider keeps its focus on staffing and other operational efforts. The Alexandria, Virginia-based organization is a faith-based nonprofit that operates three communities in the northern Virginia area serving approximately 1,100 residents with a full continuum of care. Goodwin Living also manages a […]

Ventas Hits Senior Living ‘Key Selling Season’ With Better Margin, Lower Expenses

With year-over-year margin growth of 200 basis points in its senior housing operating portfolio (SHOP), Ventas (NYSE: VTR) is taking advantage of market forces to grow beyond a strongfirst quarter. “We believe that above 90% occupancy and higher margins are also attainable because current supply-demand conditions are materially more favorable than they were during the […]