Why It’s Time to Redefine CCRCs for the Next Generation

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRC) have adhered to a paint-by-numbers design and construction model for decades, but this could be changing. The expected stampede of baby boomers in need of senior living over the next decade is expected to change the design paradigm, as well as what will be expected of CCRCs. Developers and operators […]

How Active Adult Communities Can Attract Boomers Sooner

While active adult isn’t a property type every senior living provider considers for new development, it’s one the baby boomers are increasingly interested in. That’s partly because the age cohort looks at senior housing not just as real estate, but also as a platform to access wellness and lifestyle offerings, according to Dana Wollschlager, a […]

Tapping into the Middle Market Requires Mix of New and Old Ideas

If the senior living industry wants to tap into the sizable middle market consumer demographic over the next decade, it’s going to take some truly unique operating models and financing structures — including some that haven’t been thought of yet. Possible solutions include developing communities with shared rooms and fewer high-end amenities, embracing efficiencies to […]

Trimming Annual Rates by $15,000 Would Open Senior Living to Vast Middle Market

Millions more older Americans could afford private-pay senior living and over the next decade if providers find a way to trim average annual cost for residents by $10,000 to $15,000 per resident. That’s according to a new analysis of research on the middle-market opportunities and challenges for the senior living industry. The research — conducted […]

Storylines Co-CEO Punton: The Market is Ready for Senior Living at Sea

Storylines is not the first senior living-at-sea concept to be floated over the years. But there is one thing separating it from those other concepts that sank, Storylines Co-CEO, founder and Chairman Alister Punton said May 8 during Senior Housing News’ BUILD event in Chicago. “The fundamental difference is we’ve got the ship,” he said. […]

Belmont Village CEO: Influx of Residential Developers Raises the Bar for Senior Living

In recent years, a growing number of residential real estate developers have trained their sights on senior living and launched project pipelines. This trend will continue, and well-established senior living players must up their game in response, according to Belmont Village CEO Patricia Will. In particular, she believes too many senior living communities have poorly […]

Designing Senior Living for a New Hospitality, Health Care Paradigm

Senior living communities are beginning to take a new approach to blending hospitality with more robust health care, in a trend sure to influence future developments. In the past, private-pay senior living providers often set themselves apart from more institutional options by emphasizing a hospitality approach inspired by hotels, and taking a light touch with […]

Developers Gain Upside with Senior Living, University Tie-Ins

University partnerships have long garnered interest among senior housing developers, driven by a built-in intergenerational component, availability of land and the opportunity to establish shared synergies between communities and the schools. As this trend develops, these joint ventures are bringing senior housing communities closer to the central campus, laying the groundwork to creating tomorrow’s intergenerational […]

4 Keys to Successful Senior Living Projects in Mixed-Use Developments

Senior housing as a component of mixed-use development is gaining in popularity with investors, developers and future residents alike. The trend is driven by the impending arrival of baby boomers to the senior living space and the broader shift from acute care to wellness and prevention, which is paving the way for more health-focused real […]