Carlyle Group, Other Active Adult Pioneers Venture Into ‘Uncharted Territory’

The most experienced developers and investors in active adult communities are reaping benefits from the product type, as the senior living industry at large scrambles to define its parameters. More seasoned players in the active adult market — including private equity giant The Carlyle Group — say that it is a product where average lengths […]

Chancellor CEO: Industry Should Be Embarrassed By Some Common Memory Care Practices

Senior living operator Chancellor Health Care is finding success as a growing operator in National Health Investors’ (NYSE: NHI) senior housing portfolio — in part by shaking up tired memory care practices the overall industry “should be embarrassed about.” The Windsor, California-based company is particularly unique in that it’s changing the traditional senior living model […]

12 Oaks CFO Puklicz: Senior Living Operations Need Better Data

Since Greg Puklicz joined 12 Oaks Senior Living in May 2018, he has helped lay the groundwork for a rapid expansion of scale. The family-owned company operates a portfolio of 16 private-pay senior housing communities in Texas and Oklahoma, and is looking to expand to 25 communities over the next two years, he said in […]

Asbury CEO Leidig: We’ve Changed Our Business to Drive Innovation

Like some other senior living leaders, Asbury Communities CEO Doug Leidig believes that the industry is changing quickly and new ways of doing business are needed. Leidig is looking ahead to the baby boomer generation, and he sees a huge but fragmented consumer group that will not be satisfied with senior living as it exists […]

Senior Living Providers Could Acquire Home Health On the Cheap in 2020

Senior living providers could have a golden chance to acquire home health agencies early next year. Although, the opportunity is not for the faint of heart. On January 1, 2020, a new home health Medicare payment framework will take effect. Dubbed the patient-driven groupings model (PDGM), the system could overwhelm smaller home health agencies and […]

Former Fed Chair Yellen: Senior Housing Could Feel Pain of ‘Root Canal Economics’

Economic trends suggest that the senior living industry should prepare for pain. Low interest rates have become the new normal and could soon go even lower, and this will continue to hurt seniors’ ability to bankroll their retirements, former Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing […]

Why the Time is Right for Bolder Adult Day Programs in Senior Living

Bold new models of adult day services are beginning to enter the market, and senior living providers would be wise to take note. Their standard adult day offerings may lose luster in the face of these new options, but providers also may be ideally positioned to take advantage of a growing market opportunity. While many […]

How Past CCRC Struggles Led to Continuing Life’s Unique Model

In 1991, California CCRC Morningside of Fullerton was struggling with massive operating losses and very low occupancy. Today, it’s a crown jewel in Life Care Services’ portfolio. This vast turnaround is partly the work of Continuing Life, a services and advisory company that works closely with Life Care Services. The company was created in 2013 […]