AARP Highlights Continued Lack of Affordable Senior Living Options

The cost of long-term services and supports is high, and senior living is still not attainable for most older adults or their families. The most recent example of the high cost of care is courtesy of a new report from the AARP Public Policy Institute. The 24th annual report, titled “Across the States 2018: Profiles of […]

AARP Expands Innovation Efforts, Launches Senior-Focused Startups

On Wednesday, AARP announced its collaboration with three startups that are focused on various aspects of caregiving for seniors. These partnerships are part of a larger strategy for AARP, where the Enterprise Innovation division is under a new leader and has expanded its strategic focus to include product development through in-house “startups.” After conceiving of […]

Must-Read News: Brookdale Priced at $3 Billion?

Happy Monday, Senior Housing News readers! Here are some recent must-read stories to start your week: Life Care Services hopes to capture some of Walt Disney World’s magic when it opens an $82 million, 239-unit community in nearby Celebration, Florida. Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) is now reportedly in acquisition talks with a Chinese firm […]

These are the Best, Worst States for Long-Term Care

Washington is the No. 1 state in the nation for long-term services and supports (LTSS), while Indiana lies at the bottom of the list. That’s according to a new “State Scorecard” report from AARP, the SCAN Foundation and Commonwealth Fund, which examined the factors that determine long-term care for seniors and people with disabilities. AARP released […]

Best U.S. States in Which to Grow Old

Americans deciding where to spend their over-55 years shouldn’t choose a state based solely on the promise of sunny, warm weather. In fact, they should set their sights on the sometimes cold and gloomy Midwest. South Dakota, which offers high-quality care at prices that are below average, is the best state in the country in which […]

AARP Sees Tech as Solution to Caregiver Crisis

With 10,000 baby boomers turning 65 very day, the caregiving market is set to explode, presenting a $279 billion opportunity in the coming years. The key to caring for America’s seniors and tapping into this enormous marketplace is technology, according to a recent report from AARP, Caregivers & Technology: What They Want and Need. The majority of […]

Senior Care Tech Presents $279 Billion Opportunity

Technology is at the forefront of senior living solutions, from next generation remote health monitoring apps to wearables that can detect and predict falls among seniors.The need for these innovative solutions are expected to boom over the next few years, with the total market opportunity estimated to be $279 billion, according to a recent study […]

Movers & Shakers: LeadingAge’s New Board Chair

Kathryn Roberts Begins 2016 as LeadingAge Board Chair Kathryn Roberts, president and CEO of Ecumen, has taken over in the lead role of LeadingAge’s board of directors. She has served as a board member for eight years and succeed Dave Gehm, president and CEO of WellSpring Lutheran Services, who served a board chair for two […]

NY Times: Parents, Adult Children Live Together in CCRCs

Children caring for aging parents might have a new plan of action to consider. Now, some people are moving into continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) alongside their parents, reveling in the newfound ease of caregiving in such an environment and reaping the benefits of the facilities themselves. To date, very few adult children have joined […]

3 Plans for the Future of Senior Housing Financing

Long-term care is quite costly, with senior housing hitting consumers hard in the pocketbook. The introduction of new insurance models, though, could mean the difference between someone’s ability to pay for assisted living and foregoing care altogether. That’s the premise of a new study conducted by the Urban Institute and Milliman Inc. and funded by […]