Senior Living Industry ‘Sea Change’ Requires New Approach to Innovation

It’s a common refrain that the senior housing industry is mired in normal supply-demand dynamics. If such were the case, owners, investors and providers feeling the pain now can wait for the real estate cycle to turn and then continue doing business as usual. Brenda Bacon, president and CEO of Brandywine Living, does not subscribe […]

Former Fed Chair Yellen: Senior Housing Could Feel Pain of ‘Root Canal Economics’

Economic trends suggest that the senior living industry should prepare for pain. Low interest rates have become the new normal and could soon go even lower, and this will continue to hurt seniors’ ability to bankroll their retirements, former Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing […]

Raising Wages Can Lead to Better Occupancy, Rates in Senior Living

High labor costs are among the top issues impacting the senior living industry. But raising wages also may help solve a host of other ills — not only improving recruitment and retention, but driving occupancy and higher rates. The subject of a living wage was one of several actionable strategies for workforce development and retention […]

5 Ways Senior Living May Reach the Middle Market

While it’s clear the senior living industry must cater to the growing middle market of older adults over the next decade, what isn’t clear is how exactly that will occur. There are fresh ideas percolating, though. That was made evident during a “hackathon” at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) fall […]

Why the Time is Right for Bolder Adult Day Programs in Senior Living

Bold new models of adult day services are beginning to enter the market, and senior living providers would be wise to take note. Their standard adult day offerings may lose luster in the face of these new options, but providers also may be ideally positioned to take advantage of a growing market opportunity. While many […]

New Capital Senior Living COO Aims to Quickly Move the Needle

Capital Senior Living (NYSE:CSU) has hired Brandon Ribar as its new chief operating officer. Ribar is formerly the senior vice president of operations for major skilled nursing company Golden Living. He’s stepping into the COO role months after the departure of Capital Senior Living’s former COO, Brett Lee. Ribar’s appointment was announced Tuesday — and […]

How Past CCRC Struggles Led to Continuing Life’s Unique Model

In 1991, California CCRC Morningside of Fullerton was struggling with massive operating losses and very low occupancy. Today, it’s a crown jewel in Life Care Services’ portfolio. This vast turnaround is partly the work of Continuing Life, a services and advisory company that works closely with Life Care Services. The company was created in 2013 […]