Willow Valley Has Hospitality in its ‘DNA’ as Senior Living Operator Primes for Growth

A forward-thinking life plan community in the senior living hotbed of Lancaster, Pennsylvania,is gearing up for future growth, both at its existing campus and new locations. The sweeping life plan community, Willow Valley Communities, is among the largest LPCs in the U.S., according to the 2022 LeadingAge Ziegler 200 report. All told, Willow Valley Communities […]

After Year of Bankruptcy Woes, Dallas Community Edgemere Changes Hands, Management

Nearly one year after Lifespace Communities filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, ownership and management of its Edgemere community has changed hands. Bay 9 Holdings, an affiliate of Lapis Advisers, is set to buy Edgemere and task operator Long Hill at Edgemere, a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Methodist Homes, with managing the community. Shelton, Connecticut-based Long […]

CCRCs ‘Significantly Safer’ from Covid-19 Death than Non-Congregate Housing for Older Adults, Once Vaccines Available

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) is forging ahead, going deeper on data than ever before and introducing new educational and research initiatives amid a “great transformation” underway in the senior living industry, NIC President and CEO Ray Braun said Wednesday at the organization’s spring conference in San Diego. “We need […]

Economic Challenges, Health Care Opportunities Spur Affiliation for 3 Senior Living Operators

The pandemic’s challenges have pushed many non-profit senior living operators to consider joining forces. The latest example of that trend is occurring in New Jersey, where four communities are coming together as one. The communities, Fellowship Village in Basking Ridge, Friends Village in Woodstown, House of the Good Shepherd in Hackettstown and Pines Village in […]

Life Plan Communities May Face Tougher Market Conditions in 2023, Demand Remains Strong

Life plan communities (LPCs) could face tougher overall market conditions in the year ahead compared to 2022, despite demand remaining strong for all care types. Operating cost pressures, driven by staffing shortages at communities, have prompted operators and owners to pass through considerable rate increases due to wage adjustments. That ultimately led to the deterioration […]

Life Plan Operators May Shrink Nursing Wings in Response to Lasting Staffing Headwinds

Elevated staffing costs and difficulty finding workers could affect how some continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and life plan communities think about their unit mix in the long-term. That’s according to a newly released analysis on October 2022 trends from financial services company Fitch Ratings. It’s no secret that the cost of doing business is […]

Kauhale Health Teams with Senior Living Vet Riso to Drive ‘Sizable’ Investments, Scale 

Kauhale Health announced that senior living veteran Torey Riso will play a central role as the organization looks to scale its senior living operations. Kauhale Health has a portfolio of two senior living communities, one of which it owns and the other that it manages. But the Westerville, Ohio-based health care platform is planning to […]

With First Chief Experience Officer, Lutheran Senior Services Turns Focus to Growth, Wellness

Senior living nonprofit Lutheran Senior Services (LSS) has hired its first-ever chief experience officer in a move meant to help to elevate its future offerings for residents. The St. Louis-based organization sees the future of aging services as shifting away from health care and toward wellness — and President and CEO Adam Marles believes that […]

Inside 4 Metrics Pointing to Future for Life Plan Communities

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) have weathered Covid-19 from a relatively good position over the last couple of years — but looking ahead, there are questions as to whether that trend will continue. Widespread cost inflation has pushed CCRC and life plan community operators to get creative to maintain margins, continue unit turnover as steadily […]