Senior Living Begins a ‘Decade of Disruption’

As recession fears let up and historically low occupancy trends turn positive, the senior living industry may be able to rest a little easier about its prospects for 2020 — but it shouldn’t rest on its laurels, either. That’s because many of the disruptive forces that have molded the industry in recent years aren’t going […]

Former Merrill Gardens President, Former Aegis CFO to Helm New Cogir USA Operating Company

Cogir — a leading Canadian senior housing operator — is officially launching a U.S. management company under the leadership of two industry veterans, former Merrill Gardens President David Eskenazy and former Aegis Living CFO Walter Jossart. “We’re definitely very excited about it,” Jossart told Senior Housing News. “We’re working through methodically to understand the foundation […]

Brandywine CEO: ‘Full-Risk Environment’ Demands New Capital Structures, Innovative Operations

Senior living operators are in a “full-risk environment” due to oversupply, labor and other headwinds, and this is leading to necessary disruption in how capital structures are designed, Brandywine Living Founder and CEO Brenda Bacon believes. Specifically, her own experience in leading Brandywine has led her to reverse her position on RIDEA. As an entrepreneur, […]

In ‘Mosh Pit’ of Senior Housing Challenges, Labor Expenses Wreak Havoc

The senior living industry is facing challenges on all fronts, including ongoing oversupply pressures, broken capital structures and aging properties that are becoming obsolete. “It’s a mosh pit of things going on right now,” SRG Senior Living President and CEO Michael Grust told Senior Housing News. Solana Beach, California-based SRG has a portfolio of about […]

Memory Care Pioneer Arden Courts Modernizes as Part of ProMedica, Welltower JV

When former President Ronald Reagan announced his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis in November 1994, clinical studies geared toward finding a cure for the disease were in their infancy, and long-term care facilities were mostly focused on treating residents in the early throes of cognitive decline. It was in this environment in which HCR ManorCare opened its […]

Best Independent Living Design of 2019: A Community That Emulates a Small Town

Just a stone’s throw away from downtown Lititz, Pennsylvania, lies a compact independent living campus. But, one might not realize it at first glance. That’s because the campus —- an offshoot of local senior housing nonprofit Moravian Manor called Warwick Woodlands — was designed with the same small-town feel as the surrounding area. Its design […]

Aegis President: Senior Living Industry Must Reposition Quickly to Attract Talent

Going into 2020, Aegis Living is taking an entrepreneurial approach to meet intense workforce challenges. And the provider’s president, Kris Engskov, is pushing for a broader industry effort. “I am concerned about how fast we need to reposition the industry,” he told Senior Housing News. Specifically, Engskov does not believe that senior living as a […]

New Tech Helps Revera, Asbury, Carlton Meet Workforce Challenges

The senior housing industry is gradually embracing technology but still struggles to keep up with the pace of new advancements, as well as the costs involved with implementing technology. Still, forward-thinking providers are making significant technology investments that are bearing fruit. When asked to name the single tech implementation that has made the biggest positive […]