Gardant Co-President, Industry Associations Call for Better Public-Private Collaboration in Senate Hearing

Closer collaboration between the government and private-pay senior living operators are needed to maintain assisted living quality and affordability in the years to come. That’s according to Gardant Management Solutions Co-president and COO Julie Simpkins, who spoke Thursday at a U.S. Senate hearing spurred by the Washington Post’s series of articles highlighting elopements and staffing […]

Best Standalone Memory Care Design of 2023: The Cordwainer Goes Big on Biophilic Elements

When setting out to design The Cordwainer, owners Bodo and Tamilyn Liesenfeld had one goal: to make the community outstanding and unique. The Cordwainer is the first, and currently only, community owned and operated by Anthemion Senior Lifestyles. To help the community stand out, it only offers memory care and includes multiple European influences, which […]

Discovery Launches New Operating Company, Arvum Senior Living, with Totorico at Helm

Discovery Senior Living has announced the launch of its latest operating company, Arvum Senior Living. The launch marks a “significant expansion” to Discovery’s multi-brand portfolio, and Arvum is managing properties in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Wisconsin, according to a Jan. 22 press release. Arvum will serve as a local management company, with support and […]

Senior Living Operators Turn Focus to Cost Control in Dining Programs

Senior living operators see their dining programs as a blend of hospitality and health care, and many companies are taking a fresh look at keeping costs low in the year ahead. That’s according to a new survey from Senior Housing News and Gordon Food Service. The survey includes responses from 113 professionals representing senior living […]

Christian Living Communities Continues Evolution With Launch of In-House Marketing Agency, Strategic Review

Christian Living Communities had a foundational year in 2023 with progress made on multiple fronts, including pushing occupancy and financial results past pre-pandemic levels. The Denver-based senior living organization launched its own in-house digital marketing agency, Cappella Digital Marketing Solutions, which CEO Jill Vitale-Aussem said “resulted in significant improvements in lead generation at a lower […]