How Senior Living Providers Can Defend Against Rising Threat of Litigation

Last week, a jury in Van Nuys, California awarded plaintiffs $5.5 million in a suit they brought against AvantGarde Senior Living for negligence — the largest verdict in that city’s history. The facts in that case are troubling, involving an 89-year-old resident who broke her neck in a fall. But providers throughout the industry may […]

Senior Lifestyle’s 24 Senior Suites Communities Hold Lessons For Middle-Market, Affordable Development

A little over 20 years ago, Bill Kaplan had a fateful meeting with Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. At the time, Kaplan was an entrepreneur of growing stature in the Windy City. The company he had co-founded, Senior Lifestyle Corp., had a small but growing portfolio of private-pay senior living communities. Seeing that success, Mayor Daley […]

6 Senior Living Providers to Watch in 2020

Chess champion Garry Kasparov once said, “Many people think that if something worked yesterday and is still working today, it will work tomorrow. That’s wrong.” Kasparov’s take on this mindset applies to senior living, which finds itself at a historic, pivotal moment. Baby boomers will come to the space demanding variety in care and amenities, […]

Juniper CEO Anticipates Amazon Effect, Seeks New Development Partner

Her recent induction into the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) Hall of Fame gave Juniper Communities CEO Lynne Katzmann reason to reflect on her past, but it didn’t take long for her to re-focus on the future. “It’s going to be a big year for change,” she told Senior Housing News, just a few hours […]

Christian Living Communities Leads Nonprofit Innovation Charge with Minka, Medicare Advantage

Not-for-profit and for-profit senior living providers are sometimes seen as oil and water — but this is not the case for Christian Living Communities (CLC) President and CEO Terry Rogers. Instead, Rogers sees a world where for-profits and not-for-profits can work together, with the latter leading the way in finding creative new ways to partner […]

NHI CEO: Real Estate Investment Trusts Could Feel Buyer’s Remorse Over RIDEA

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) might soon feel “buyer’s remorse” over recent decisions to bulk up their senior housing operating portfolios, according to Eric Mendelsohn, CEO of National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI). In recent years, several factors drove some REITs to go big on RIDEA. With new supply, labor and other challenges squeezing their net […]

Wellness 2.0: Life Plan Communities Customize Programs to Boost Engagement

The wellness trend has taken the senior living industry by storm — but simply encouraging more healthy habits or offering one-size-fits-all wellness programs may not work. Residents carry with them certain innate behavioral traits and personalities that may affect their overall health and wellness outcomes, suggesting that providers need to think about catering their offerings […]