Another Activist Investor Calls On Brookdale To Sell Its Real Estate

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) now has two major investors calling for the company to sell its real estate assets. Macquarie Investment Management, an affiliate of Sydney, Australia-based financial services firm Macquarie Group (ASX: MCQ) wrote an open letter to Brookdale shareholders on Friday, calling for them to pressure the U.S.’ largest senior housing provider […]

Brookdale Talks $100M Cash Flow Opportunity, Capital Senior Living Needs ‘Fortitude’

One day after their Q3 2018 earnings calls, leaders with Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) and Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) elaborated further on how the companies plan to weather current senior housing headwinds and execute on operational improvement strategies. From Brookdale’s opportunity to gain cash flow to Capital’s willingness to walk away from certain […]

Beyond Millennials: Senior Living Must Now Win Over Generation Z Workers

The leading edge of the “generation Z” age group has joined the U.S. workforce, meaning senior living providers need to be thinking about how to attract and retain them as employees. As the industry grapples with a labor crunch, the difference between staffing success and failure may hinge on operators’ ability to entice members of […]

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 —- […]

Medicare Advantage Insurer Anthem Wants to ‘Push Innovation Buttons’ with Senior Living

As senior living providers assess how they can seize new opportunities in Medicare Advantage (MA), they should consider one of the nation’s largest insurance companies an interested potential partner. Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is the largest for-profit managed health company under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield umbrella. It is also the most prominent […]

As Labor Woes Continue, Senior Living Providers Must Invest in People

While many senior living owners and operators stress investing in their buildings to keep occupancy high, investing in their workers is equally as important, if not more so. That was among the top takeaways from a panel discussion at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) fall conference in Chicago, which began in […]