Brookdale Occupancy Hits 73% As More Providers Report Census Declines

The occupancy rate at the nation’s largest senior living provider fell further in November. And, occupancy declines are not unique to Brookdale, as Covid-19 outbreaks spiked across the country. Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) on Tuesday reported that its average occupancy rate was 73.1% at the end of November, with a weighted average of 72.8% […]

Slowdown in Construction Could Help Ease Senior Housing Pressures

There is mounting evidence in some markets to suggest senior housing construction starts are slowing — though the industry is far from out of the woods yet. That was a top takeaway from National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace, who talked about the overall landscape for the […]

Senior Living vs. Home Care: Consumer Preferences May Be Changing

Home care is often seen as senior housing’s biggest competitor, as surveys routinely find a strong preference among older adults to age in place. But the tide might be slowly turning, with assisted living and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) becoming more attractive options. That’s according to a new paper from the Department of Health […]

Boomers Fret Over Cost, Proximity in Caring for Parents, Survey Finds

Some baby boomers are worrying about the financial costs of caring for their aging parents, and whether they’ll be able to live close to them as they age. That’s one of the insights contained within a new survey commissioned by Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) about baby boomers’ attitudes as they juggle taking care of their parents […]

AgingWell Hub Sheds Light on Boomers’ Future Housing, Care Choices

While it’s clear that baby boomers are on the cusp of aging into senior housing en masse, the lifestyle choices they’ll make and the living options they’ll prefer remain somewhat of a mystery. A new resource could help answer these questions. The “Living Environments” map — made in collaboration with AgingWell Hub and a wide […]

National Study Points to Wellness Benefits of Life Plan Communities

Residents of life plan communities say they have greater levels of wellness than older adults in home- and community-based settings. That’s according to newly released first-year results from the Age Well Study, a collaboration between the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging — the research arm of Evanston, Illinois-based senior housing provider Mather LifeWays — and nearby […]

How Evidence-Based Dining Programs Will Drive Memory Care Move-Ins

Today’s senior living decision-maker — often the adult child of a potential resident — grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, a time when television still fell into the category of “cutting-edge technology” and “making an informed decision” meant employing a mix of anecdotal evidence and national ranking systems. That generation is now aging into […]

Memory Care Occupancy Predicted to Dip Further This Year

The remainder of this year may bring more clouds for operators of memory care communities — but the senior housing sector as a whole might have a brighter future ahead, according to the latest Seniors Housing Research Report from real estate services firm Marcus & Millichap (NYSE: MMI). As is the overall story for the […]

AARP Highlights Continued Lack of Affordable Senior Living Options

The cost of long-term services and supports is high, and senior living is still not attainable for most older adults or their families. The most recent example of the high cost of care is courtesy of a new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute. The 24th annual report, titled “Across the States 2018: Profiles of […]

6 Tips for Building a Data-Driven Memory Care Dining Program

Without significant medical advances, the year 2050 will see the number of people with Alzheimer’s double from today’s level, reaching nearly 14 million. The total number of dementia patients across the globe could triple during that timeframe, hitting 152 million. And no one agrees how to feed them. In interviews for a new report from […]