Why Healthcare Players Are Exploring Senior-Specific ERs

Hospital admissions have always been a major concern for senior living providers, but they are even more so today to communities that are serving an older, frailer population than in years past. With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) tracking readmissions in some care settings and better systems in place today for measuring […]

Assisted Living Acquisitions Revive Struggling Home Care Business

Senior living has seen an influx in outside capital and new players entering the industry, and now there is reason to think home care companies could be eyeing assisted living as another business opportunity. After losing an estimated 30% to 40% of its home care clients after raising prices, one California company opened up a […]

Home Care Startup Honor Scores $42 Million Funding

Home care is hot, if a recent $42 million funding grab is any indication of where technology is making waves in the health care space. Home care startup Honor has announced the eye-popping figure in a Series B round. The figure may give senior housing providers some pause, as many already view home care as the biggest […]

Startup with Google Cred Debuts Senior Living Robots

Picture this: senior living residents and robots seated side-by-side around a dinner table, the seniors discussing today’s news and asking the robot which movie it wants to watch later. To some, this scenario may seem far-fetched—but not to a Silicon Valley entrepreneur with ties to Google, or the senior care companies he has partnered with. […]

Marquis CEO: Building a Business for ‘New World’ of Senior Care

The era of siloed post-acute care appears to be waning. The federal government is pushing for coordinated services and different types of providers are adapting by partnering up—or trying to control more parts of the continuum themselves. Marquis Companies is a striking example of the latter approach. The Milwaukee, Oregon-based organization offers home health care, post-acute […]

Why Rival Senior Housing Companies Are Teaming Up

Senior housing providers that once competed now are among the organizations in a unique five-way partnership in Michigan that is targeting gaps in care and services for seniors living at home. The arrangement demonstrates one way in which senior housing is moving toward greater coordination for long-term success. Tandem365 is a Michigan-based organization that aims […]

3 Keys to a Successful CCRC Without Walls Program

The concept of a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) “without walls” is not new, but it is gaining luster among senior living providers, raising more urgent questions about how to launch this type of offering. There currently are 29 of these types of programs nationwide, with more under development, according to the latest figures from […]

These States Are Most ‘Livable’ for Seniors

Thanks in part to assisted living costs that are well below the national average, Virginia has nabbed the title of most livable state in the country for seniors. Assisted living in the Old Dominion costs an average of $34,989 per year, which is well below the national average of $42,700, according to SeniorAdvice, an online […]

Top 10 Healthiest States for Seniors

Many seniors are drawn to warm weather states during their retirement years, but they may want to consider the Northeast as the best location for their health. Massachusetts has snagged honors as the healthiest state for older adults in the 2016 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report from the United Health Foundation, a not-for-profit, private foundation established […]