Senior Living Executive Forecast 2020: Workforce Crisis Just In First Inning

Though the year is new, the top issues worrying the industry’s leaders are not — particularly the workforce crisis. Staffing is still top-of-mind for executives at companies such as Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD), National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) and Senior Star. Labor expenses are climbing for many senior living companies across the U.S., and […]

Senior Housing Properties Trust Changes Name, Announces $208M in Sales

Senior Housing Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SNH) sold nearly $208 million worth of assets, changed its name and made its first active adult acquisition in the tail end of 2019. The Newton, Massachusetts-based real estate investment trust (REIT) announced Monday it had completed $207.8 million in property sales during the fourth quarter of 2019. The sales […]

Top Senior Housing Trends for 2020

Expect the winds of change to blow harder than ever through the senior housing industry in 2020. With each passing year, the wave of baby boomer demand draws nearer, attracting more capital and a greater diversity of talent to senior housing. In 2020, the pioneering companies that started the industry may still have a leg […]

Most-Read Senior Housing News Stories of 2019

Alexis Ohanian’s predictions about senior living disruption caught the attention of Senior Housing News’ readership last year. The Reddit co-founder’s interest in developing tech solutions for seniors was our top-read story of 2019, ending a two-year stranglehold on the top spot by Jimmy Buffett’s Latitude Margaritaville expansion. In fact, the intersection of innovation and senior […]

Workforce Crisis Prompts Senior Living Providers to Improve Manager Training

There’s an old adage that employees tend to leave their managers, not their jobs. That’s especially relevant for the senior living industry, which has grappled with a staffing crisis in recent years, particularly among its frontline workers. And there is evidence it’s not just an old adage, either. A 2015 Gallup study of more than […]

Invesque CEO: Senior Living Industry Has Not ‘Dug Its Teeth’ Into Solving Workforce Crisis

It’s been a big year for Invesque. Since its founding in 2015, the Carmel, Indiana-based firm has amassed a nearly $2 billion portfolio, and made a signature acquisition in 2019 by purchasing the Commonwealth Senior Living operating company and 20 properties. This rapid growth is no accident — Invesque Chairman and CEO Scott White places […]

With New COO and Canyon Ranch Hire, Watermark Deepens Wellness Offerings

It’s been an active year for Watermark Retirement Communities. As the Tucson-based provider has made progress on a strategic growth plan, it has made key hires, including bringing on board a new COO* and recently tapping a wellness leader who previously worked for Canyon Ranch. “It’s been busy, that’s for sure,” COO Karen Mlawsky told […]