How Past CCRC Struggles Led to Continuing Life’s Unique Model

In 1991, California CCRC Morningside of Fullerton was struggling with massive operating losses and very low occupancy. Today, it’s a crown jewel in Life Care Services’ portfolio. This vast turnaround is partly the work of Continuing Life, a services and advisory company that works closely with Life Care Services. The company was created in 2013 […]

Buckner Retirement Collaborates with Large Health System to Promote Wellness

Buckner Retirement Services aims to bring best-in-market health and wellness services to residents at Ventana by Buckner, its $140 million continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in North Dallas. Buckner is partnering with Baylor Scott & White Health to collaborate at Ventana by Buckner when it opens later this year, Ventana by Buckner Executive Director Chuck […]

Summit Vista CEO Erickson: We Want to Build Innovative Life Plan Communities Across the Country

Drawing on a deep background in senior living, Mark Erickson is the CEO and executive director of Summit Vista, the first entrance-fee life plan community in Utah. Erickson has helped Summit Vista forge an innovative partnership with health system Intermountain and attract a younger resident, and ultimately, he would like to open similar life plan […]

Kendal CEO: CCRCs Must ‘Get with the Program’ and Extend Into Community

Sean Kelly hit the ground running as president and CEO of The Kendal Corporation, and he has yet to slow down since taking the reins in 2016. Kelly has spearheaded a new vision for providing services, entering into strategic partnerships for home health services, modernizing existing communities and planning new projects that will incorporate new […]

CCRC Executive Directors See Salaries Up Nearly 4% in 2019

Wages rose again for executive directors of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), and they weren’t the only ones who saw a pay bump in the past year. The national average salary for a CCRC executive director rose to $172,806 in 2019, an increase of 3.94% over the previous year’s average executive director salary of $166,252, […]

Meet the ‘A-Team’ Behind This $300M Zen-Inspired CCRC

A “zen-inspired” continuing care retirement community in northern California is taking shape. Proposed by Kendal Corporation, Greenbrier Development and the San Francisco Zen Center, the project now has a name, financial backing, approval from local officials and a growing list of seniors interested in calling it home. The project brings an innovative new twist to […]

High-Rise CCRC The Admiral Commits to Wellness, Tech in New Strategy

Senior living communities are in constant reinvention, looking for ways to improve operations, strengthen relationships with residents and employees and plan long term for future growth. This is something The Admiral at the Lake, a Kendal Corp. continuing care retirement community in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood, knows well. It has gone through several reinventions throughout its […]

Senior Living Communities CEO: Oversupply Will Last Longer Than Many Expect

Workforce and occupancy are the top 2019 priorities for Senior Living Communities (SLC) CEO Donald Thompson, but he’s also taking a longer view. He foresees that current market pressures will last longer than many in the industry expect, and that there will be fruitful investment opportunities on the horizon. “I don’t think this overbuilding is […]

Avamere Forges Ahead with Ovation Micro-CCRC Projects

In an effort to win over the next generation of senior living residents, providers are beginning to rethink traditional models such as the entrance-fee continuing care retirement community (CCRC). One new alternative — the “micro-CCRC” concept being developed by Wilsonville, Oregon-based Avamere Companies — has encountered some construction delays but is on track to hit […]

Acts Communities Become Living Labs to Drive Better Brain Health

Acts Retirement-Life Communities is conducting a two-year study in its communities, tracking the changes in residents’ brain health habits as a result of participating in Total Brain Health classes offered across the portfolio. The results of the study may serve as a blueprint for maintaining brain health as seniors age. The study, conducted by Acts […]