Senior Housing Linked to Increased Longevity, But ‘Wide Variation’ Separates Top Communities and Bottom

Living in communal senior housing is associated with greater longevity versus residing in the community at large – but there is notable variation between top-performing senior housing communities and those on the bottom. These are among the newly released findings from research conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and funded by the National […]

Goodwin Living CEO: Why Brain Health, At-Home  Care Are Next Frontiers for Senior Living Innovation

Goodwin Living’s future lies in expanding health service offerings as the senior living provider keeps its focus on staffing and other operational efforts. The Alexandria, Virginia-based organization is a faith-based nonprofit that operates three communities in the northern Virginia area serving approximately 1,100 residents with a full continuum of care. Goodwin Living also manages a […]

Battle to Dominate At-Home Care Could Shape Senior Living Market and Brookdale’s Future

I recently wrote about the senior living implications of Option Care’s planned acquisition of home health giant Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED). The situation became even more interesting last week, with UnitedHealth Group’s Optum arm making an all-cash play for Amedisys.This news makes it more evident than ever that senior living providers must have business strategies that […]

Former Aegis Living President Launches Senior-Focused Mental Health Startup with $32M in Funding

Former Aegis Living President Kris Engskov is launching a new home-based behavioral health company called Rippl. Engskov, who previously worked as president of senior living operator Aegis Living, is leading the new Seattle-based company as CEO. With the announcement of the launch, the company also announced it had raised $32 million in seed-round funding, with […]

Senior Care Transformation Could Continue with Amazon, CVS, UnitedHealth Bidding for Signify

Less than one month after its nearly $4 billion One Medical acquisition, Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) is reportedly in contention to make another big deal. The online retail and tech giant is among the bidders of in-home health care company Signify Health (NYSE: SGFY), according to The Wall Street Journal. Amazon joins a group of powerhouse […]

Bickford EVP: Current Assisted Living Model May Already Be Broken, We Must ‘Disrupt Ourselves’

Bickford Senior Living Executive Vice President Alan Fairbanks believes the writing is on the wall for private-pay assisted living. By that, he means he can see a day in the not-too-distant future when care coordination and value-based care upend normal business for many senior living operators. “We better begin to think differently as an industry […]