Best Affordable Housing Design of 2018: An Experiment in Communal Living

The affordable housing crisis in America may be most acute in senior living. As a result, developers are looking at avenues to build affordable senior housing without government subsidies that bring a sense of luxury and comfort to residents, while instilling a renewed sense of dignity. The challenge is likely to become even more acute […]

More Nonprofit Senior Living Providers Partner Up to Survive and Thrive

As headwinds continue to batter the senior housing industry, some not-for-profit providers are looking to partnerships or mergers as a way to grow scale in order to thrive — or in some cases, simply survive. “In the last three years, a number of organizations are saying, we could go on independently … but where do […]

Nonprofits Must Adapt Faster to Senior Living Disruption

Senior living nonprofits must learn to cope with industry disruption soon — or communities could become places that people would prefer to avoid. “If we’re not able to move forward, we risk becoming sort of like the outhouse: functional, workable, but not your first choice,” said Steve Jeffrey, chief strategy and innovation officer for Garden […]

Senior Living Providers Target Better Blend of Hospitality, Health Care

In recent years, senior living providers have debated whether a health care model or a hospitality focus makes more sense for the future — but this debate is shifting. Providers must inevitably offer more health care, yet they must do so without compromising the fundamental value propositions of the industry, which is rooted in a […]

Best Post-Acute Design of 2018: Gaining New Revenue with Hospitality-Inspired Upgrades

Patients and visitors might not immediately realize that Premier Place — a post-acute and skilled nursing center in Naples, Florida — is part of the adjacent Glenview at Pelican Bay retirement community. That’s because Premier Place has a brand identity of its own, with a distinctive look and feel, thanks to a recent comprehensive renovation. […]

How Senior Living Dining is Adapting for Next-Generation Residents

As the oldest baby boomers begin their transition to senior living, they are bringing with them a greater education about food and drink. As a result, senior housing operators are adding flexibility to their dining programs to accommodate these changes. This flexibility was the focus of “New Dining Formats for the Next Generation of Senior […]