Announcing the Winners of the 2018 SHN Architecture & Design Awards

New development and rehabilitation of senior living projects continues in earnest as evidenced by the entries for the 2018 Senior Housing News (SHN) Architecture & Design Awards. With more than 90 communities participating, SHN is pleased to announce the winners of this year’s awards. Senior living communities nationwide submitted their communities for consideration in the […]

6 Trends Changing the Face of Intergenerational Senior Living

The demand by seniors to not be called “seniors” is not one of vanity. It is one of realism. With life expectancy rising and health levels improving, the traditional notion of a “senior” is no longer relevant. Today’s senior wants to live in a community that offers an active lifestyle, a connection to the outside […]

Life Plan Communities and Universities ‘Want the Same Things,’ Should Strengthen Ties

As senior living providers look far and wide for ways to help solve the ongoing labor crunch and implement innovative operational strategies, stronger ties with nearby universities should be a top priority. This is no secret. Life plan communities in particular have found success in various types university partnerships, and some high-profile developments underway today —- […]

On-Site Worker Housing Holds Allure for Senior Living

As the staffing crisis continues to plague the senior living industry, some operators across the U.S. are hitting a snag as they hunt for fresh workers: the cost of living is rising in many cities, and employees’ wages aren’t always keeping pace. This one-two punch has made it tough for some of those crucially needed […]

MIT: Assisted Living Innovation and Design to Flourish as U.S. Ages

Age-related demographic shifts could one day drive a radical transformation of how assisted living communities are designed and operated, according to a recent report from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Center for Real Estate. The latest census data shows the number of Americans age 65 or older is projected to be 83.7 million by 2050, according to the […]

Mather, Northwestern Launch Study on Life Plan Community Benefits

To date, no studies have been conducted to determine the impact that living in a life plan community has on seniors’ long-term health and wellness. For that reason, the research service arm of Evanston, Illinois-based senior housing provider Mather LifeWays is partnering with a Big Ten university to analyze that very subject. Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging […]

Entrepreneurs Pitch to Brookdale Residents in ‘Shark Tank’ Style Event

Six Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) residents did their best Mark Cuban and Barbara Corcoran impressions during a special event at the Health:Further conference in Nashville Wednesday morning. Earlier this year, Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale announced it had partnered with Health:Further, a Tennessee-based organization that specializes in innovation partner programs and holds an annual technology event in Nashville by the same name. […]

Brookdale Taps New Partner to Connect with Innovators

The nation’s largest senior housing provider has entered into a new partnership in the hopes of remaining nimble and innovative, despite its massive size. Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) has partnered with Health:Further, another Tennessee-based organization specializing in innovation partner programs, to stay connected to the latest senior care information, trends and potential collaborators that will foster growth. This […]

60 Minutes: Alzheimer’s Trial Holds Out Possibility of ‘Routine Prevention’

One family with a history of a single genetic mutation traced back to the early 1900s in Colombia may give the rest of the world some answers about the neurodegenerative condition Alzheimer’s disease. Any cure or treatment breakthrough for Alzheimer’s would have major implications for senior living providers, which commonly provide memory care support to those […]