Blue Zones, Generations LLC Initiative Could Bring ‘Future of Health Care’ to Senior Living

Generations, LLC is bringing Blue Zones to one of their locations to explore the vision and opportunity* for a Blue Zones transformation in their senior living communities. The collaboration could help drive several industry trends, including a heightened focus on wellness as well as value-based payment models. The concept of “blue zones” rose to prominence […]

How a Former UnitedHealth/Optum Leader Aims to Transform Senior Care with Lifespark

Lifespark recently announced the hire of Matt Nyquist, a former leader with UnitedHealth Group’s Optum arm, as chief population health officer. Nyquist will help lead Lifespark’s expansion to states beyond its home base of Minnesota later this year. Lifespark’s growth will mark another milestone in senior living’s evolution toward being more integrated within population health […]

‘That’s the Business Going Forward’: Lifespark, Juniper Leaders on Tying Wellness and Payment in Senior Living

Many factors are compelling senior living providers to organize their operations around promoting and extending residents’ wellness, with shifting payment models among the most important drivers of this trend. At the forefront of this shift are providers like Juniper Communities and Lifespark. The two firms are taking different approaches to arrive at the same goal: improving […]

White House Releases Sweeping Nursing Home Reform Proposals, Takes Aim at Private Equity Ownership

By Amy Stulick The Biden administration on Monday unveiled a sweeping set of proposed nursing home reforms, taking particular aim at private equity ownership. While private-pay senior living providers have expressed some concern about the potential for greater federal regulation in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the White House has focused its attention first […]

Senior Living’s Evolution Shows Hospitality Is Health Care

Several recent stories on Senior Housing News have highlighted the changing way clinical services are delivered in senior living: — Senior living health care provider EmpowerMe Wellness secured $100 million — Five Star rebranded to AlerisLife (Nasdaq: ALR) and is pursuing a diversification strategy — Trilogy consolidated its ancillary services under the Synchrony brand Not […]

Argentum CEO: Phase 4 PRF Payment Plan ‘Slap in the Face’ for Industry

Senior living industry association Argentum is calling out the Biden Administration’s plan for determining Covid relief payments for assisted living communities. The association on Wednesday took aim at the methodology for Provider Relief Fund (PRF) Phase 4 payments from the Health Resources and Services Administration, which is an agency of the Department of Health and […]