Urban Nonprofit Chicago Methodist Leverages JVs to Succeed in Tough Market

Chicago Methodist Senior Services (CMSS) knows a thing or two about forming partnerships that improve its operations and boost its local reputation. The senior housing and care nonprofit is based in the Chicago neighborhood of Andersonville, with five senior housing properties and an office in and around the area. As a smaller, multi-site organization, CMSS […]

HumanGood, Presby’s Affiliation to Create 6th-Largest Senior Living Nonprofit

The largest non-profit senior living provider in the state of California, HumanGood, will be extending its reach to the East Coast through a planned affiliation with Presby’s Inspired Life. The combined entity will be the sixth-largest national non-profit senior living provider, the organizations stated Monday in announcing the affiliation. Pleasanton, California-based HumanGood serves nearly 10,000 […]

After a Year of Talks, Lifespace and SQLC Execute Affiliation Agreement

Iowa-based Lifespace Communities and Texas-based Senior Quality Lifestyles Corporation (SQLC) have executed on the affiliation agreement they first proposed about a year ago. Under the agreement, Lifespace is slated to become the owner and operator of three SQLC communities in Dallas, Austin and Fort Worth, Texas, once regulatory hurdles are cleared. Lifespace will also bring […]

Possible Presbyterian Senior Living, Westminster Merger Would Create Fifth-Largest Nonprofit Provider

Presbyterian Senior Living and Westminster Communities of Florida are considering a merger that would result in a combined not-for-profit organization with 54 communities, serving about 13,000 seniors across the full continuum. With a unit count over 7,100, the merged entity would rank as the fifth-largest not-for-profit senior housing and care organization in the nation, going […]

Asbury Doubles Technology Expenditures, Could Soon Pilot a Robot

Asbury Communities, one of the largest senior living nonprofits in the U.S. has ramped up its technology investments in an effort to attract the incoming wave of baby boomers over the next decade. If all goes according to plan, visitors to an Asbury community may soon be greeted by a robot named Pepper. Frederick, Maryland-based […]

New Competition Drives Senior Living Nonprofits to Mull Unconventional Ideas

Senior housing and care nonprofits simply can’t do things the same-old way — especially as for-profit providers ratchet up the pressure in many markets across the U.S. That was among the top takeaways during a Tuesday afternoon session at this year’s LeadingAge Illinois Meeting & Expo in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. The discussion […]

Memory Care Pioneer Beatitudes Launches $260 Million Redevelopment

Beatitudes Campus, well known for its Comfort Matters memory care approach, has embarked on a $260 million, eight-year repositioning to transform and expand its presence in Phoenix. “We created a plan that will touch virtually all of our 27-acre campus,” Beatitudes President and CEO Michelle Just told Senior Housing News. Beatitudes first opened in 1965, […]

More Nonprofit Senior Living Providers Partner Up to Survive and Thrive

As headwinds continue to batter the senior housing industry, some not-for-profit providers are looking to partnerships or mergers as a way to grow scale in order to thrive — or in some cases, simply survive. “In the last three years, a number of organizations are saying, we could go on independently … but where do […]

Nonprofits Must Adapt Faster to Senior Living Disruption

Senior living nonprofits must learn to cope with industry disruption soon — or communities could become places that people would prefer to avoid. “If we’re not able to move forward, we risk becoming sort of like the outhouse: functional, workable, but not your first choice,” said Steve Jeffrey, chief strategy and innovation officer for Garden […]

Pacific Retirement Pushes to Open More Mirabella CCRCs in Urban Markets

One non-profit developer, owner and operator of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) is betting that more seniors will flock to the urban high-rise model of senior living, especially if there’s a university affiliation involved. Medford, Oregon-based Pacific Retirement Services (PRS) is moving full steam ahead with its plan to open Mirabella-branded senior living high-rises in […]