With Bill Thomas on Board, Lifesprk Brings Primary Care to Senior Living

Lifesprk has expanded its model to include bringing primary care services into senior housing settings — and senior care pioneer Dr. Bill Thomas is on board. The Minneapolis-based organization recently launched Lifesprk Health, a move aimed at delivering primary care services to older adults in the places where they live, including in independent living, assisted […]

Welltower, Johns Hopkins Unveil Assisted Living Quality Framework

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has released the results of a study conducted for the health care real estate investment trust (REIT) by Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) that may eventually establish best operating practices in assisted living and memory care communities across the country. The National Assisted Living Quality report is the result of a three-plus-year process […]

White Paper–Senior Living’s Next Need: Delivering Value-Based Care

Payment models for health care services are changing across the care continuum. And while some believe this is the future of senior living, recent innovators have proven the future is already here. Value-based care is being used in some care settings, offering senior care operators increased financial incentives for the quality of care they provide. […]

Los Angeles Event On September 6 Nearly Sold Out

The Senior Housing News (SHN) Summit – Los Angeles is less than one month away, and limited tickets are available for this networking event. Join over 120 senior living professionals in an intimate environment to hear from some of the industry’s most progressive thought leaders on the current state of the sector and what the […]

Webinar: How Senior Living Can Navigate The Opioid Crisis

As the opioid epidemic dominates headlines across America, senior living providers are affected by the crisis—and in some cases, they’re at the front-lines of the battle. Register today for the Opioids & Senior Living: How Operators Can Learn To Manage The Crisis In Their Communities webinar to hear from veteran operators, physicians and academics on […]

CCRC Spending to Rise Steadily Through 2026

The total amount of money Americans will spend on health care at continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and skilled nursing facilities is projected to increase at a steady pace over the next decade, according to a new report from the Office of the Actuary at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In 2013, Americans […]

NY Times: Post-Acute Facilities Not Needed By Most Knee, Hip Patients

The case for in-home rehab care following joint replacements is getting stronger and could be a threat for some post-acute facilities. Even for those living alone, in-home rehab services may be better for outcomes as well as for patients’ pocketbooks, The New York Times reported.  People are living longer lives and are requiring replacements of major […]

$3.19 Million Grant Revs Up ‘Age-Friendly Health Systems’ Initiative

The U.S. population is aging rapidly—and some experts believe that hospitals and health systems need to change to adequately support it. That’s the idea behind the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, launched by The John A. Hartford Foundation, American Hospital Association, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and other groups, such as provider accreditation body The Joint Commission. […]