In the Pipeline: Watermark Adds to Elan Collection in Texas; Avenida’s Newest Active Adult Project

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, an annual competition that recognizes cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living. View this year’s winning entries here And if you’d like to submit a project to In the Pipeline, email us. Construction: Planned Watermark Plans Texas Community […]

The $350M IPO That Could Drive Senior Care Transformation

When the White House released its $2 trillion infrastructure plan on March 31, I thought the news could not have come at a better time for one company: InnovAge. Denver-based InnovAge is the largest provider of the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE)… Sign up for SHN + to read this exclusive content. […]

Franchise Models Steadily Expand Into Senior Housing Market

Long-established Beehive, home care mainstay BrightStar and newcomer Majestic offer different franchise models It isn’t a boom yet, but interest in franchise ownership of senior living properties has grown recently, and this model shows signs of becoming more prevalent as baby boomer demand gains strength in the coming years. Franchise-based senior living already was gaining […]

Increased Hiring Challenges, Staff Burnout Could Hamper Senior Living Providers in 2021

Covid-19 exacerbated an already tough hiring environment for senior living providers over the past year. Now, as the industry nears a post-pandemic environment, it is uncertain if providers will be able to recruit available workers — a challenge that may become harder if hospitality and other industries hard hit by Covid-19 experience quick rebounds. Sign […]

What Best Buy’s Health Strategy Means For Senior Living

Amazon, Apple, Google and other tech giants are executing on health care strategies that could disrupt senior living, but to my mind, the industry could be affected most quickly and directly by a more traditional retailer: Best Buy. The Richfield, Minnesota-based company is known for its big-box stores that sell tech products, from smartphones to […]

NHI CEO: ‘Odd’ Deals Dominate Market, CCRCs’ Unexpected Performance To Be Discussed For Years

With senior living occupancy lower than he’s ever seen it due to Covid-19, National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) President and CEO Eric Mendelsohn has had to become a more empathetic leader — while still safeguarding NHI’s business and securing its future But Mendelsohn is feeling more optimistic than he was during the last earnings call […]

Enlivant Reaches Crossroads With New CEO, Ownership Uncertainty

Enlivant — the 11th-largest U.S. senior living provider in 2020 — is at a crossroads, with new CEO Dan Guill officially taking the reins this week, while questions about the company’s future ownership remain to be settled. With the CEO change, the story is largely one of continuity. Guill has been with the company since […]

Small-Home Senior Living by the Numbers: Inside Look at 3 Rising Models

The small-home senior living movement is in full swing, with the Covid-19 pandemic leading to a surge of interest. But, there is no single version of small-home senior living. And, although the pandemic appears to have shown how small homes can shine, there are questions about associated costs and margins with different approaches.   With regard […]