How Senior Living Costs Can Devastate Middle-Class Americans

Boosting affordability is top of mind for many senior housing providers, as it’s becoming increasingly obvious that many baby boomers will struggle to pay for senior living—even those who are comfortably in the middle class. That’s already the stark reality for 60-year-old Kuna, Idaho, resident Betsy Winkler, according to a report in the Idaho Statesman. Winkler’s husband, 69-year-old David […]

Provider Plans to Scale Dementia Village Concept to 100 Locations

A San Diego-based adult day care provider has announced an ambitious plan to open 100 dementia care centers throughout the country — but only after it opens its first one next spring. Nonprofit Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers is partnering with developer Village Holdings to open its first “Town Square” replica city concept at the site of a former […]

Isakson Living Imports Dementia Care Model from the UK

One Georgia-based senior living provider is bucking the traditional American model of senior care by being the first in the U.S. to implement a UK-based care model centered on empathy. Isakson Living has recently opened Park Springs, a resort-style continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located roughly 15 miles northeast of Atlanta in Stone Mountain, Georgia. Not only is the community the first in the […]

Why Standalone Memory Care Providers are Struggling With Occupancy

Some standalone memory care providers are having a rough go of it. Take Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Anthem Memory Care, which is having trouble raising equity and paying its quarterly rent in full to LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC), its real estate investment trust (REIT) landlord. Anthem, for its part, expects to resolve certain staffing and occupancy issues within […]

Anthem Fails to Make Rent, LTC Halts Future Development

LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) is slamming the brakes on its future development plans with Anthem Memory Care after the Lake Oswego, Oregon-based provider failed to raise a certain amount of equity and pay its quarterly rent in full. The California-based real estate investment trust (REIT) issued a monitory default notice on its master lease with […]

4 Innovative Approaches to Memory Care

This complimentary eBook is brought to you by: Memory care is not what it used to be. With nearly 5 million people living with Alzheimer’s disease in the U.S., memory care providers are leading the charge to improve the well-being and quality of life for affected individuals. To serve this growing memory care population, providers […]

U.S. Provider Takes Cues from ‘Dementia Village’ Abroad

A concept based on a “dementia village” in The Netherlands will soon become a reality in the U.S. as a way to incorporate on-site reminiscence therapy into daily care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. The “Town Square” concept, being developed and envisioned by San Diego-based Glenner Alzheimer’s Family Centers, is […]

Growing Rideshare Program Gives Brookdale a ‘Lyft’

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) is scaling up a pilot with ridesharing company Lyft, in an effort to create a resident transportation model that is more customer-friendly and operationally efficient. Typically, senior living providers offer transportation to residents on a pre-scheduled basis. This is not ideal, Andrew Smith, director of strategy and innovation at Brookdale, […]

More Alzheimer’s Patients Dying at Home, CDC Says

Alzheimer’s disease patients are increasingly dying at home as opposed to in a hospital, senior living community or skilled nursing facility. That’s according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on deaths from Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s, a fatal form of dementia, is the sixth leading cause of death in the U.S. […]

Monday Jump-Start: Brookdale Sale Rumors Continue

Senior living communities across the country celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday, with teas, fundraisers, and even more creative events. This year, Mother’s Day came after a big news week for the industry, led by a $7.4 billion merger. Also making headlines, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) had its best quarter in a while from an […]