3 Business Benefits of Closer Senior Living, Hospice Alignment

For nearly a decade, American seniors have steadily grown more comfortable with hospice. Nowhere has that growth manifested itself more than in assisted living. Yet for a variety of reasons — including the lingering taboo around hospice and the administrative burdens that come with Medicare — hospice remains largely an assisted living outsider, according to […]

10 Senior Living Providers Collaborate on New Medicare Advantage Plan

Ten senior housing and care providers in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota will be offering a new Medicare Advantage special needs plan to their residents next year. The plan is a collaboration between the 10 senior living companies, Minneapolis-based nonprofit health plan Medica and integrated care provider Genevive. The senior living providers together have […]

Welltower, CareMore Initiative Drives Senior Living Integration with Medicare Advantage

In a move that will further integrate senior housing within the Medicare Advantage landscape, real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has formed a partnership with Anthem (NYSE: ANTM) affiliate CareMore. The partnership aligns with Welltower’s ongoing push to move senior housing and care into a more central role within the overall U.S. health care […]

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 […]

Medical Concierge in Senior Living Cuts Readmissions, Improves Length of Stay

Providing residents with a “concierge” — a primary point of contact to assist them with their medical needs and care — can result in numerous benefits both to older adults and senior living providers. The model can significantly improve residents’ overall health and quality of life, reduce health care costs and make care delivery more […]