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 […]

Monday Jump-Start: Welltower’s Lawsuit, Amazon Echo ‘Silver’

Happy Monday! Here’s last week’s most-read news: HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP) hired Scott Brinker as its new chief investment officer, and Welltower (NYSE: HCN) responded to the appointment with a lawsuit. Not-for-profit post-acute providers in Illinois have a plan to go up against Symphony Post Acute Care Network—and other for-profits— and win. Tana Gall, CEO […]

The 21st Century Senior Living Community: Residents Speak, Tech Delivers

The 21st Century Senior Living Community is a series brought to you by CDW, a provider of technology solutions and services focused exclusively on serving the healthcare marketplace. The series takes a clear-eyed look at how leading providers and their partners are creating the next generation of senior living communities by raising the bar on services, design, and technology. “Alexa, […]

Amazon Enters 50-Plus Market With New Business Line Launch

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) is tapping into the growing older adult population with the launch of its 50+ Active and Healthy Living Store, which features hundreds of thousands of nutrition, wellness, exercise and fitness, medical, personal care, beauty, and entertainment items among other products in a single destination. The “store” is designated for 50+ customers who can sign […]