Welltower To Transition 20 Silverado Properties to Frontier Management

Real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has tapped Frontier Management to take over operations of 20 memory care properties currently operated by Silverado. The transition will take place over the next few weeks, and Frontier’s signage should be on the buildings by June 30, according to an internal Silverado memorandum obtained by Senior Housing […]

Health System Collaboration In the Works as Solera Senior Living Expands

Solera Senior Living is embarking on a growth pipeline that includes several new developments and a potential collaboration with a national health care system. Currently, the Denver-based senior living company has two properties open, in Florida and Arizona, with another slated to open in Denver in January 2020. Solera also has five developments on the […]

Watercrest Rolling Out New Memory Care Framework Called Illuminate

Under the leadership of its recently appointed chief experience officer, Watercrest Senior Living Group is overhauling its memory care program. The Vero Beach, Florida-based provider is poised to roll out new programming for memory care residents as part of an initiative called Illuminate. Spearheading that effort is Hollie Kemp, who joined Watercrest last October as […]

Competitive Market Keeps Senior Living Rate Growth in Check

A Place for Mom (APFM), the largest senior housing referral service in the country, released the results of its 2018 National Senior Living Cost Index Tuesday morning and found cost growth changed as follows: Independent living rates increased 2.6% from 2017 to 2018, bringing median monthly costs to $2,552Assisted living costs for seniors declined slightly […]

Acts Communities Become Living Labs to Drive Better Brain Health

Acts Retirement-Life Communities is conducting a two-year study in its communities, tracking the changes in residents’ brain health habits as a result of participating in Total Brain Health classes offered across the portfolio. The results of the study may serve as a blueprint for maintaining brain health as seniors age. The study, conducted by Acts […]

Confessions of a Marketing Director: I’m Shut Out by Hospitals, Challenged by New Senior Living Competition

“Our local health care system won’t let marketers into their building. I have to find sneaky ways to get in there.” These are the words of a sales and marketing director at a standalone memory care community, who spoke to Senior Housing News for this installment of “Confessions.” The goal of this series is to […]