Merrill Gardens Residents Sound Off on Trump Health Care Plans

U.S. President Donald J. Trump has officially taken the oath of office, and with that has come increasing uncertainty around many sweeping promises he made on the campaign trail and following the election, particularly in regard to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Residents at one West Coast senior living community have since expressed their concerns […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (8/4/16)

(Photo of Hilliard Assisted Living and Memory Care, located in Columbus, Ohio — Photo courtesy of Spectrum Retirement Communities) Construction: Planned Koelsch Community Will Break Ground This Month in Calif. A new memory care community will break ground later this month in Modesto, Calif. El Rio Memory Care Community is owned by Koelsch Communities and […]

Senior Care Crisis Looms as New Doctors Avoid Geriatrics

The lack of geriatricians and other health care professionals specializing in senior care is no secret, but dramatic under-enrollment in training programs nationwide should be ringing alarm bells, according to a recent NPR report. For the past three years, no new students have enrolled in any of the four geriatric fellowship programs offered in West […]

Places Hit Hardest by Higher Assisted Living Costs

Residing in an assisted living facility can cost a substantial sum, but rates remained steadier for assisted living than other levels of care between 2015 and 2016, according to the latest Cost of Care Survey from insurer Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW). The national median costs for a one-bedroom unit in a private-pay assisted living community […]

Where Seniors Are Using the Most Health Care

The amount of time seniors spend at doctors visits or in a hospital vary greatly across the country, according to a report recently released by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Whereas those living in Manhattan have had contact with the health care system nearly 25 days in a year, Medicare beneficiaries […]

Health Care Execs Bullish on 2016 Financial Performance

Just under half of U.S. health care industry leaders expect mergers and acquisitions to be their preferred methods of growth in 2016, according to a new survey from Capital One (NYSE: COF). A vast majority also are feeling good about financial performance this coming year. Specifically, 41% of U.S. healthcare industry leaders anticipate that mergers […]

Looking Beyond Occupancy to Improve Senior Living Margins

Despite higher occupancy rates and steady returns reported in the industry, senior housing executives are still on the lookout to increase margins in new ways. From placing more scrutiny on investment policies to branching out into new service lines, CEOs, CFOs and COOs recently reported how they are reacting to some of the top industry […]

Aging Adults Fear Nursing Homes But Don’t Discuss Alternatives

The next generation of seniors is looking for any alternative to nursing homes—and many even say they’d prefer dying than living in one. But their finances and lack of planning may hamper their ability to take advantage of other options. Specifically, soon-to-be retirees say they’d rather die than live in a nursing home and cite […]

New Program to Bridge Senior Living, Health Systems

With the ever-increasing desire to partner with health systems and hospitals, more senior living providers are making an effort to engage through a variety of emerging programs.  Minnesota-based senior living provider The Goodman Group has recently launched its Platinum Passport Services program at its community in Eagan, Minnesota, to bridge the gap between senior housing and […]

40% of Wealthy Aren’t Prepared for Luxury Senior Living Costs

Development of high-end senior living products and services may be increasing, but data shows four in 10 wealthy individuals still aren’t prepared for the costs of long-term care. In the event that long-term care is ever needed, nearly one-quarter (23%) of the cohort expects to live in a luxury assisted living facility, according to the […]