COO Outlook: Expect Senior Living Occupancy Rebound, Workforce Challenges in 2021

With the senior living industry largely focused on when occupancy will start to recover, chief operating officers with provider companies are focused on rebuilding census — and feeling optimistic about the prospects for 2021. In fact, several COOs indicated that they are less worried about restoring occupancy than they are about looming workforce challenges. With […]

Memory Care Sector Starts to Stabilize, Rebuild After Harrowing Pandemic Challenges

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released a report that found patients with dementia were more likely to contract Covid-19 than their healthier counterparts. It’s a reality known all too well by memory care providers, which had endured several years of headwinds before the pandemic forced them to confront even more harrowing challenges.  Now, they are trying […]

A Giant Leap: Visitations Start to Resume in Senior Living, But Policies Differ Around U.S.

As senior living providers are hitting critical mass in their Covid-19 vaccination efforts, they are taking a big step toward normalcy by resuming more regular visitations. As Covid-19 swept across the United States last spring, senior living communities shut their doors to almost all visitors — including residents’ family members. In the ensuing months, isolation […]

Atria to Manage 21 Communities for New Senior, Debuts Atria Retirement Brand in US

Atria Senior Living is taking over management of 21 independent living communities owned by real estate investment trust (REIT) New Senior Investment Group (NYSE: SNR). The portfolio marks the U.S. debut of the Atria Retirement brand, which up to this point has operated in Canada as Atria Retirement Canada. The portfolio previously was managed by […]

Inside Discovery’s Bid to ‘Scale, Not Fail’

Of all the recently announced transactions related to Healthpeak’s (NYSE: PEAK) senior housing exit, Discovery Senior Living’s acquisition of 16 properties is especially noteworthy. That’s because the deal brings Discovery’s portfolio to nearly 70 communities and makes the company one of the 10 largest senior living providers in the United States by unit count, according […]

Transforming Age, SHAG Affiliate to Create 8th-Largest Nonprofit, Will Target Middle Market

Transforming Age and Sustainable Housing for Ageless Generations (SHAG) are affiliating and intend to leverage their combined resources to expand further into middle-market senior housing and pursue other strategic objectives. Both organizations are based near Seattle, and the combination with SHAG makes Transforming Age the eighth-largest nonprofit senior living provider in the United States, serving […]

The Bottom Line: United Church Homes Evolves Its Model with Diversified Services, Middle-Market Push

Like many nonprofit providers, United Church Homes offset operational and occupancy pressures stemming from Covid-19 by diversifying its service offerings. The Marion, Ohio-based provider is in the midst of a concerted effort to expand its independent living and assisted living offerings, including a sustained push into middle-market senior housing through acquisitions, Senior Vice President of […]

Brightview, Westminster Sales Teams Adjust Metrics, Incentives While ‘Straddling Two Worlds’

Senior living sales and marketing teams struggled mightily in 2020, but the ongoing vaccination effort is a ray of hope that occupancy will stabilize and begin to grow. Still, the fact remains that the pandemic rages on, and it will be months before providers are truly capitalizing on pent-up demand, Brightview Senior Living Regional Sales […]

Best Memory Care Design of 2020: Small House Principles with Regional Flair

Standing at two stories with latticed windows and clad in shingles, Duxbury House at the Village might fit in on any residential street in New England. Part of the Village at Duxbury continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Duxbury, Massachusetts, the memory care center gives residents a homelike environment with sunny common spaces, an open-plan […]