How Amazon, Jimmy Buffett Are Trending in Active Adult Housing

More and more, active adult housing developers are embracing forward-thinking concepts in order to prepare for the incoming wave of baby boomer residents. Two companies leading the way are Florida-based Minto Communities USA, which is behind the popular Latitude Margaritaville properties, and Miami-based homebuilder Lennar (NYSE: LEN), which last year announced home designs with integrated automation and voice control powered by […]

3 Wellness Tech Initiatives Senior Living Providers Must Deliver

The wellness revolution in senior living is here to stay, and much of it is powered by technology. In a senior living context, wellness focuses on five main components: the emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual. Technology touches each of these elements. To compete in the next decade and beyond, senior living providers must understand […]

Amazon Helps Avamere Manage Spending In Senior Living Business

It may only be a matter of time before Amazon.com’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) business purchasing platform makes more of a mark in senior living, if the experience of a major regional senior care provider in the Pacific Northwest is any indication. The Seattle-based online retail giant touted Amazon Business at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in […]

Amazon Makes Senior Housing Inroads, Sees Room to Grow

Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) is hoping to make a splash in the senior housing procurement world—and it’s teasing that there’s more to come, as far as its role in the senior housing space is concerned. The Seattle-based e-commerce and cloud computing giant had a palpable presence at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San Diego, […]

Amazon Employees Reportedly Took Road Trip with Bill Thomas to Study Aging

Online retail giant Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) reportedly got a crash course in aging during a multi-city bus tour that included input from senior living innovator Bill Thomas. The bus trip provides even more evidence that the massive online marketplace is looking to transform the age-related services landscape. Most recently, the company was rumored to be developing […]

Front Porch Going Big on Amazon Echo After Successful Pilot

Experts have called voice technology the future of senior living—and now there’s concrete evidence to support their claim. Glendale, California-based senior housing provider Front Porch recently wrapped a pilot program involving Amazon.com’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) Echo device and various “smart home” technologies at Carlsbad By The Sea, a Front Porch continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Carlsbad, California. Front Porch manages and […]

Providers Using Same Tech as Amazon, Netflix to Lower Staff Turnover

What do Netflix (Nasdaq: NFLX), Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and senior housing providers like Benchmark Senior Living have in common? They’re all using predictive analytics to meet their respective goals. In the case of Netflix, the goal is to correctly guess consumers’ viewing preferences. For Amazon, it’s to drive sales by suggesting appealing products for specific people to purchase. […]

The Case for Turning McDonald’s Former HQ Into Senior Housing

It’s not too uncommon to repurpose older buildings into senior living communities, but it’s pretty uncommon for senior living developers to be considering the same potential sites as Amazon.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMZN). Still, that may be what’s currently happening in Chicago. Chicago is one of the 20 U.S. cities currently vying to become the home of […]

Top Senior Housing Trends in 2018

Senior living professionals have reasons to be excited as they turn the calendar to 2018, even in the midst of ongoing occupancy pressure and potential disruption from recent health care mega-deals. Perhaps most fundamentally, the passage of another year brings the long-anticipated baby boomer age wave that much closer. Yet, most boomers are still a […]

Cox Communications Creates Seniors’ Smart Home of the Future

The senior living space has experienced an influx of age-friendly technologies and devices to help improve the aging experience. Now, Cox Communications has created a super-smart model home to be a showcase for how all these technologies can co-exist to extend independent living. Whether in a private home or in a community-based independent living setting, many […]