Why Many Families Experience Assisted Living Sticker Shock

While real estate companies like Redfin and Zillow compile local real estate listings and prices for homebuyers, a similar search function is lacking for seniors and their families seeking assisted living options, creating a disparity—and sticker shock—between the price they expect to pay versus its actual cost, according to research conducted by A Place for […]

Must-Read News: A Place for Mom Sold, San Diego Splash

Happy Monday, Senior Housing News readers! Last week was a short one—and, let’s face it, you probably didn’t spend your Fourth of July catching up on the latest news. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Here’s all of last week’s must-read news you may have missed: A Place for Mom is being sold for an undisclosed […]

A Place for Mom Sold to New Private Equity Owners

It’s the end of an era for A Place for Mom (APFM). The company’s previous investor, Warburg Pincus, is selling the senior living referral service for an undisclosed price to global growth equity firm General Atlantic and technology investment firm Silver Lake, both of which will own equal stakes in the Seattle-based company once the […]

Monday Jump-Start: First ‘Dementia Village’ in the U.S.

Happy Monday! This past week was a busy one for the senior housing industry. Catch up on our most-read news before this week’s news starts piling up: Holiday Retirement announced it is moving its headquarters from Lake Oswego, Oregon, to Winter Park, Florida—and impacting about 200 jobs in the process. A Georgia-based senior living provider’s […]

The Priciest Metros for Assisted Living, Memory Care

The general public may think the cost of health care—and, by extension, the cost of senior living—is rapidly increasing, but that’s not true. In fact, senior living costs are rising at a slower rate than health insurance premiums, hospital service costs and recent home sale prices, according to the 2017 National Senior Living Cost Index from Seattle-based […]

A Place for Mom, SeniorHousingNet Strike Content-Sharing Agreement

All the senior housing listings on referral website A Place for Mom (APFM) soon will also appear on SeniorHousingNet.com, under the terms of a new agreement. Seattle-based APFM has entered into a strategic relationship with Move, Inc., the parent company of SeniorHousingNet.com, the companies confirmed to Senior Housing News on Monday. The new content-sharing agreement will add […]

Safest, Most Affordable Cities for Senior Housing

When it comes to assessing public safety, future senior living residents aren’t necessarily experts. In fact, there are plenty of misconceptions among prospective senior living residents and their families about which U.S. cities are actually safe, according to A Place for Mom Data Scientist Ben Hanowell. With a new report, the Seattle-based senior living referral […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: A Place for Mom Adds OurParents to Network

A Place for Mom Expands Network with OurParents Brand The nation’s largest senior living referral service A Place for Mom has added the OurParents brand to its portfolio of services. The partnership will extend the reach of A Place for Mom’s services, which traditionally have focused on major metropolitan markets. OurParents specializes in helping families […]

Most Seniors View Assisted Living Negatively—Until Moving In

Americans have a generally unfavorable view of the assisted living industry—that is, until their loved ones actually move into assisted living. In fact, half of American families with loved ones in assisted living start out with a negative or neutral impression of the industry—which, combined with American seniors’ general reluctance to move into assisted living, […]

Top Factors Slowing Down Senior Living Move-Ins

The median amount of time spent searching for a senior living solution is 46 days, according to newly released data from A Place for Mom. But there are so many factors that contribute to search length—all at unequal rates, and all of which senior living marketing teams would do well to consider.  The search length doubles, for […]