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 […]

SHAG Strikes Innovative Partnerships to Create Affordable Senior Housing

If senior housing and care providers want to tackle the looming affordability crisis, they’re going to have to start working together more. That’s according to Jay Woolford, executive director of the Senior Housing Assistance Group (SHAG). The affordable senior housing nonprofit based in Tukwila, Washington, has made it its mission to help older adults age […]

Why Senior Living Providers Start Medicare Advantage Plans Despite Low Margins

Some senior living providers that have succeeded on a private-pay model with robust margins are now starting their own Medicare Advantage insurance plans — diversifying into a complicated business with much thinner profits. There is no simple explanation for why organizations such as McLean, Virginia-based Sunrise Senior Living and Bloomfield, New Jersey-based Juniper Communities are […]

Five Star, Senior Housing Properties Trust Strike Major Lease Restructuring

Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) struck a comprehensive lease restructuring and ownership agreement with Senior Housing Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SNH), in a move aimed at immediately easing Five Star’s financial woes and restoring the provider to full health in the longer term. The deal will shift ownership of Newton, Massachusetts-based Five Star substantially to […]

New Developer, Operator Prime Targets Middle-Market Independent Living

As the affordable housing crisis continues to impact senior living, an upstart developer is looking to fill in the gaps in service for middle-class seniors making the transition to the space. Prime Senior Living Group is developing a construction pipeline of independent living communities across the mid-South, targeting the middle market. The Charlotte, North Carolina-based […]

Brightview CEO: We Must Avoid ‘Big Company Mentality’ While Gaining Scale

Brightview Senior Living is growing at a steady clip — targeting mixed-use, urban development sites, entering new markets, and evolving its operating model to match its increased scale. Since its founding in 1999, Brightview has made measured growth its mission, developing unique and forward-thinking urban properties such as Brightview West End in Rockville, Maryland, along […]

Lessons Learned from 3 Decades of Memory Care Dining at Presbyterian SeniorCare Network

Everyone wants to be catered to. Memory care residents don’t just want it – they need it. For close to 30 years, Presbyterian SeniorCare Network in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, has been developing its person-centered care model. In many regards, these person-centred practices reach their peak in memory care dining. “Presbyterian SeniorCare Network lives a person-centered culture […]

Brookdale Seeks Cost-Efficient Ways to Deliver Local Flavors in Dining

A company with the scale of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) must pay close attention to its dining programs. Culinary offerings are a huge driver of resident satisfaction but also a cost center for communities, and so dining leaders must strike a delicate balance to please palates at the local level without breaking the bank. […]