In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/17/14)

Construction: Planned Presbyterian Senior Living Awarded Funds to Build Penn. Senior Apartments Presbyterian Senior Living (PSL) this week announced it has been notified that the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency (PHFA) has awarded funding to them to build a 50-unit apartment building for low- to moderate-income people age 62 and older. Construction on the Westminster Place […]

Tapestry Brings Wireless Remote Monitoring to $100 Million Portfolio

Tapestry Senior Housing Management, LLC announced it is making an investment to install wireless remote monitoring technologies in a $100 million portfolio of senior living communities. Based in Minneapolis, the company manages a portfolio of more than $100 million in private pay senior living assets. Tapestry said it has chosen Healthsense to be its provider […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/3/14)

Construction: Planned Developers Propose 239-Unit Senior Living Complex in Georgia Nonprofit the Beverly J. Searles Foundation is proposing to build a 239-unit senior living community in Fayetteville, Georgia, reports The Citizen. The Lafayette Place proposal calls for developing a 13.7-acre site to include 125 independent living units, 24 independent “quad” villas, 60 assisted living units and […]

Time: Alzheimers Basics a Mystery to 80% of Americans

Eighty percent of people around the world believe Alzheimer’s disease is a normal part of aging, revealing that many don’t understand how the disease works, Time reports, citing a recent study. “The disease is an abnormal state of the brain in which plaques of proteins build up and break down nerve connections,” Time says, adding […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/19/14)

Construction: Planned CarDon & Associates Planning $17.6M Assisted Living Expansion Bloomington, Indiana-based CarDon & Associates is planning a $17.6 million expansion of its assisted living community in Fishers, IN, reports Indianapolis Business Journal. Plans call for CarDon & Associates to add a second phase of assisted living apartments and 18 cottages to The Reserve at […]

Cluster-Model, Open Spaces Top List for Memory Care Design

Reimagining landscape and living spaces are crucial when designing dementia care facilities to not only meet residents’ needs, but better serve their emotional and socialization behaviors as well, a new report by a leading architecture firm and Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) finds. Perkins Eastman Research Collaborative and AFA teamed up to examine best design practices and […]

Brain Training Program Delays Senior Living Moves into Memory Care

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia cases are expected to spike along with the aging population in coming years. One group is making huge inroads to prevention through what it has coined “brain training.” Due to explosive growth and reception, the Memory Training Centers of America (MTCA) has rolled out its program to more than a hundred […]

Goodman Group Reopens Women-Only Memory Care Community

The memory care portion of a larger assisted living community in Florida managed by The Goodman Group has officially reopened after a multi-million dollar renovation and expansion. Pearl Essence, which opened in 2009, is designed exclusively for women with memory impairments and is part of Cypress Palms, an enhanced assisted living community that opened in […]

Senior Living Provider Turns Communities into Memory Tech Labs

A nonprofit California senior living organization is testing new technologies geared toward caring for those with cognitive impairments by piloting new programs in its memory care communities. The Front Porch Center for Innovation and Wellbeing is part of a family of companies that includes Front Porch Communities and Services, which has 10 retirement communities and two […]