Twin Dangers for Senior Living: Government Neglect and Interference

Chances are, many people across the senior care industry tuned into the Presidential debate earlier this week, eager to hear from the two candidates side-by-side on stage for the first time this year. Monday night’s widely watched debate lingered on many attendees’ minds the next day at the LeadingAge Illinois 2016 Senior Living Conference in Lisle, Illinois. […]

Under Pressure, REITs Back Off Skilled Nursing

Payment reforms have made their sting across the health care industry, with the skilled nursing market taking a hit. And some of the senior housing industry’s biggest real estate owners of skilled nursing properties have started reducing their portfolio exposure in the asset class as a result. Despite the shift in the attractiveness of skilled […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (8/11/16)

(Rendering of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Campus, located in Bridgeport, Conn. — Photo courtesy of  Perkins Eastman) Construction: Planned Omega Communities Plans New Senior Living Community A partnership between Greenbrier Development, Omega Communities and Eagle’s Landing First Baptist Church has sparked plans for a new senior living community in south Atlanta, Lake Vista. The community will […]

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 […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/28/16)

(Rendering of Cherrywood Pointe of Minnetonka, located in Minnetonka, Minn. — Photo courtesy of Cherrywood Pointe Senior Living) Construction: Planned Community Will Expand CCRC in Carlisle, Pa. A Presbyterian Senior Living CCRC will begin construction of 12 residential homes for independent living. Green Ridge Village already serves more than 300 older adults in  personal care, […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/14/16)

Construction: Planned $75 Million CCRC Planned for Long Island, N.Y. Plans have been proposed for a new Life Plan Community, Fountaingate Gardens, in Commack, Long Island. The community will include spacious one-and two- bedroom residences in two buildings called The Parkview and The Terraces. Some will include dens and balconies as well as landscaped grounds and […]

Continuing Care at Home Models Add Insurance Benefit

Watch out retirement villages, there’s a new care model in town. While the demographics are consistently strong for senior housing demand in the future—with 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 every day—the majority of adults want to age at home, and senior housing providers are starting to accommodate those who want to age in place. Enter […]

New Payment Model Treats SNFs More Like Hospitals

As part of the ongoing effort to reduce hospitalizations of skilled nursing residents, some providers will be eligible for increased payments to beef up their services, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced. Skilled nursing facilities participating in Phase Two of the Initiative to Reduce Preventable Hospitalizations will receive payments for multidisciplinary […]

Senior Care Market Hits $300 Billion, Demand on the Rise

If there’s any doubt about how massive the senior care industry has grown to be, a new report puts a precise number on it. Last year, the senior care market reached a whopping $305 billion. Demand for all types of long-term care has continued to steadily grow across home care, hospice, nursing and assisted living, […]