Memory Care Sector Starts to Stabilize, Rebuild After Harrowing Pandemic Challenges

The Alzheimer’s Association recently released a report that found patients with dementia were more likely to contract Covid-19 than their healthier counterparts. It’s a reality known all too well by memory care providers, which had endured several years of headwinds before the pandemic forced them to confront even more harrowing challenges.  Now, they are trying […]

Capital Senior Living’s Future Takes Shape With New Memory Care Program, Growth Strategy

Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) has shrunk considerably during the two years since Kim Lody became CEO, going from 129 communities to 68. But with its portfolio restructuring complete, recent moves have been focused on growth, and the future of the company is becoming clearer. Today, the Dallas-based provider is announcing the rollout of a […]

JEA Names New CEO, Eyes Expanding Beyond Memory Care

Memory care specialist JEA Senior Living has a new CEO and is embarking on a targeted growth strategy that will include expanding its brick-and-mortar footprint, as well as launching ancillary services to provide care for seniors beyond its communities. The Vancouver, Washington-based operator on Wednesday announced the appointment of  Christopher Belford as its new CEO. […]

This Population Doesn’t Understand: Rising to Covid-19 Challenges in Memory Care

The coronavirus pandemic poses new challenges by the day to long-term care providers across the continuum. But the challenges are even more pronounced for memory care operators. Those challenges include limiting the ability of memory care residents to walk about freely and congregate with each other, and ensuring their daily routines are as unaffected by […]

Best Memory Care Design 2019: Benchmark 2.0 Comes To Life On Historic Site

Founded in 1997 by industry pioneer Tom Grape, Benchmark recently embarked on a new chapter, with a new private equity owner and an operating approach internally dubbed “Benchmark 2.0.” This next era is exemplified in one of the latest additions to the Waltham, Massachusetts-based provider’s portfolio, Adelaide of Newton Centre. Located about 10 miles west […]

Memory Care Pioneer Arden Courts Modernizes as Part of ProMedica, Welltower JV

When former President Ronald Reagan announced his Alzheimer’s disease diagnosis in November 1994, clinical studies geared toward finding a cure for the disease were in their infancy, and long-term care facilities were mostly focused on treating residents in the early throes of cognitive decline. It was in this environment in which HCR ManorCare opened its […]

Brightview, Acts, Cadence Join Trend of Upgrading Memory Care Offerings

Senior living operators are implementing new and innovative practices to address older adults’ rising concerns about dementia, and succeed in a challenging operating environment for memory care. These innovative approaches include Brightview Senior Living’s company-wide Bright Minds wellness initiative; a Montessori-based approach at Acts Retirement-Life Communities; and a unique horticulture focus at a community newly […]

Discovery Senior Living’s Big Year Continues with Memory Care Overhaul

Discovery Senior Living had a landmark year in 2019, hiring its first COO, making strides on an “experiential living” model, and striking major deals with real estate investment trusts Welltower (NYSE: WELL), HCP (NYSE: HCP) and NHI (NYSE: NHI). Memory care has been another major focus, and the Bonita Springs, Florida-based provider recently announced that […]

Silverado, Other Providers Roll Out New Program to Address Costly Issue of Worker Injuries

Staff injuries sustained while transferring residents* have always been a top concern for senior living providers, and the issue has become more severe and costly in recent years — with memory care facing some of the toughest challenges.  With this in mind, Irvine, California-based memory care pioneer Silverado is among the first group of providers […]