New York City’s First Life Plan Community Takes Shape on RiverSpring Campus

New York City is experiencing an influx of new senior living options, with high-profile luxury communities coming online in Brooklyn and Manhattan. Further north in the Bronx, the city will also add another option: its first life plan community. Covid-19 is not deterring RiverSpring Health’s plans to build the first life plan community in the […]

Kendal, RiverWoods CEOs Believe Life Plan Communities Must Adapt to Survive

The Covid-19 pandemic is pressuring the senior living industry in myriad ways, and providers that don’t adapt with the times risk going extinct. Life plan communities are more complex to operate in the Covid-19 era, and nonprofits generally don’t have access to the same scale and resources that their for-profit peers do. So, the pandemic […]

Inside the $200 Million Senior Living Highrise Reshaping Norfolk’s Skyline

While highrise senior living projects are grabbing headlines in major metropolitan areas such as New York City and Washington, D.C., the trend is also playing out in smaller cities around the country. One case in point is a 24-story continuing care retirement community (CCRC) expansion that recently topped out in Norfolk, becoming the tallest residential […]

1,000-Bed CCRC Henry Ford Village Files for Bankruptcy Amid Covid-19 ‘Perfect Storm’

Henry Ford Village, a 1,038-bed nonprofit continuing care retirement community (CCRC), has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The spectre of financial distress has loomed over the senior living industry since Covid-19 began sweeping across the United States last spring, placing providers under enormous operational and financial pressure. Providers that were strained prior to the […]

Nonprofit Affiliations Accelerate, National Senior Campuses Tops Largest Providers List

The trend of nonprofit senior housing affiliations snowballed in 2019, and smaller providers now are more motivated than ever to initiate discussions with larger groups. And, more nonprofit providers are diversifying their service lines in order to provide care to seniors off campus. These trends are on display in the 17th annual LZ 200 list […]

Erickson Living, National Senior Campuses Form JV to Develop CCRCs

Erickson Living on Friday announced a joint venture with National Senior Campuses (NSC) to develop and manage new continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) across the country. The announcement deepens the longstanding relationship between the two firms. NSC is the largest nonprofit senior living organization on the 2020 LeadingAge/Ziegler 200 list of nonprofit operators. It has […]

Pandemic Prompts CCRCs To Diversify Services, Refocus On Value Prop to Consumers

Nearly seven months into the Covid-19 pandemic, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are assessing their financial positions and operational practices, and are beginning to execute on longer-term strategies in response to new market conditions and consumer expectations. For example, some CCRCs — also known as life plan communities — are expanding non-campus services and launching […]

Nonprofit Senior Living Model of the Future Emerges As Providers Expand, Diversify

While for-profit senior living providers are still expanding at a much more rapid pace, nonprofits are continuing to gain scale and sophistication in the midst of Covid-19, and are strategizing about how best to compete and command market share coming out of the pandemic. The “optimum” nonprofit senior living system of the future likely will […]