Christian Horizons Files for Ch. 11 Bankruptcy, Seeks Restructuring

Christian Horizons has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after facing operational pressure related to declines in new resident volume, staffing shortages and cost increases. The St. Louis-based organization this week announced its plans to file for bankruptcy and undergo a restructuring. The nonprofit has 12 communities with independent living, assisted living and memory care services, […]

AHCA/NCAL Names New President, CEO

By Amy Stulick The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) is slated to have a new president and CEO this fall: Clifton J. Porter II. Porter will be the first African American to fill the role in AHCA/NCAL’s 75-year history. He currently serves as the senior vice president of government relations […]

Senior Living Occupancy Rate Increases in Q2, Nearing 2020 Peaks 

The senior living industry’s average occupancy rate ticked up again in the second quarter of the year, and is now approaching levels last seen in 2020. That’s according to the latest occupancy report from NIC MAP Vision. According to the report, released July 11, operators in the 31 primary markets that NIC MAP tracks reached […]

‘Act Very Differently:’ Atria Senior Living, Sonida, Vi Retool Staffing for the Future

When it comes to senior living staffing, operators in 2024 must do things differently than before. Senior living companies have taken many steps to bolster staffing in recent years, including raising wages for employees creating new benefits and offering greater flexibility in scheduling. With a low unemployment rate of 4.1% nationwide, talent pools remain shallower […]

Senior Living Nonprofit Ascension Living Names New CEO

Ascension Living has a new CEO: Erin Shadbolt. On Tuesday, St. Louis-based Ascension Living named Shadbolt to its top leadership role. She previously joined the organization in 2022 and since then has held various roles, including chief nursing officer of post-acute and at-home services and interim COO. Ascension Living had previously named Christopher Caserta to […]

Sunrise Senior Living Adds 13 Communities in New Growth Push

Sunrise Senior Living recently added 13 communities to its portfolio, with more additions to follow in the third quarter of this year, the company announced in a news release on Monday. McLean, Virginia-based Sunrise announced on Monday a new joint-venture agreement to manage two assisted living and memory care communities with an unspecified partner in […]

Lifespark Adds Emergency Response Services as Part of Larger Value-Based Care Efforts

Lifespark has bolstered its services in a move aimed at cutting down on unnecessary urgent care and hospital visits and meeting demand for more value-based care arrangements. St. Louis Park, Minnesota-based Lifespark has added in-home urgent response services to its Lifespark Complete program that it has built over the past 20 years, according to Founder […]