U.S. News Recognizes Nearly 1,700 Communities in Newly Evolved ‘Best Senior Living’ List

U.S. News & World Report today released its second-ever “Best Senior Living” ratings list with some new additions and changes.  This year, organizers with U.S. News & World report rated nearly 3,900 senior living communities — representing about 140 different organizations — in four categories: Independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement […]

Transactions & Financings: Blueprint Arranges Arbor Terrace Sale, MicCap Closes in Illinois

Sales Blueprint Arranges Sale of Memory Care Community Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors announced it arranged the sale of a newly-developed senior living community in Virginia. The community – called Arbor Terrace Fairfax – is a 48-unit/54-bed memory care community in Fairfax County, Virginia that was developed by Capital Seniors Housing in partnership with the […]

How Unit Mix Helps Arrow Senior Living, Bridgewood, Priority Life Care Hit Higher Margins

As operators tweak their portfolios in 2023 with margins in mind, unit mix is among their most crucial considerations. New data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) showed that appropriately sizing care segments is one of the most important factors when developing and designing a senior living community, and one […]

Market Heats Up as Senior Living Referral Companies Seek Reinvention, Better Operator Relations

With each passing year, the tastes of senior living prospects become more sophisticated. Third-party referral companies are evolving and growing to meet those needs. Whether through launching a new company or bolstering existing efforts, senior living referral companies including A Place For Mom, Caring.com are ramping up their investments and switching up their strategies as […]

Senior Living Lease-Up Rates Trend Toward Pre-Pandemic Levels — But Many Communities Still Reaching for 80% Occupancy

Senior living communities that opened their doors in 2022 experienced lease-up rates similar to those seen before the Covid-19 pandemic, a positive sign that the senior living industry could be returning to normal. And, that acceleration in lease-up speed was seen nationwide. This is according to a new analysis by NIC MAP Vision, an affiliation […]

Not a Commodity: Concessions vs. Rate Integrity in a New Senior Living Era

After a year marked by the highest annual rate increases in recent memory, some senior living sales leaders are wondering if offering concessions hurts or helps the industry’s value proposition On the one hand, some operators see concessions as a vital tool to secure move-ins and push often-choosy prospective customers over the finish line. On […]