Camaraderie, Food Are Top Drivers of Assisted Living Satisfaction

Assisted living communities that foster a sense of camaraderie are viewed by residents as offering a greater quality of life. High marks on camaraderie also correspond to how likely a resident would be to make the same decision to move in, if given the opportunity again. That’s the main finding of People, Place, Programming: Quality […]

New York Times Article Raises Concerns Over Dementia Care in Assisted Living

Assisted living communities are taking in an increasing number of dementia residents, but memory care services might not always be keeping these older adults safe and secure. That’s according to a Dec. 13 New York Times article produced in collaboration with Kaiser Health News. The article –“Dementia Patients Fuel Assisted Living’s Growth. Safety May Be Lagging” […]

Heightened Assisted Living Scrutiny Highlights Need For Airtight Operations

The assisted living industry is changing from a hospitality-based model to one incorporating more health care options to allow seniors to age in place. The shift in operational strategy comes as more seniors indicated they prefer assisted living to moving in with family members. The anticipated “silver wave” of baby boomers aging into assisted living […]

Mather, Northwestern Launch Study on Life Plan Community Benefits

To date, no studies have been conducted to determine the impact that living in a life plan community has on seniors’ long-term health and wellness. For that reason, the research service arm of Evanston, Illinois-based senior housing provider Mather LifeWays is partnering with a Big Ten university to analyze that very subject. Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging […]

Sunrise Slashes Turnover Using Predictive Analytics in Hiring

Sunrise Senior Living has been testing predictive analytics to make smarter hiring decisions, greatly improving retention among participating new workers. The McLean, Virginia-based operator now plans to roll out the system on a larger scale next year. Sunrise is the fourth-largest senior housing provider in the nation, with 27,125 units, according to a recent ranking […]

How Senior Housing Has Miscalculated Future Demand for Years

The senior housing industry may have been unrealistic in calculating its customer base for years, skewing estimated demand and impacting capital allocation decisions, according to a new white paper. To assess whether the service-enriched senior housing industry has a realistic grasp on who makes up its customer base—and to determine the impact recalibrating the customer base would have […]

Senior Housing Construction Costs Near Pre-Recession Highs

Senior housing construction costs are nearing pre-recession levels and will likely continue to rise, despite the labor challenges also impacting the industry. That’s according to two new issue briefs published by the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) and Iowa-based national construction firm The Weitz Company. The tight labor market is becoming a major issue for […]

1.8 Million More Seniors Housing Units Needed by 2040

Talk of oversupply has permeated the seniors housing industry for months on end, with real estate investment trusts (REITs) and operators alike expressing fears and doubts about the future of the market. Is it possible, though, that seniors housing developers have not been building enough to keep up with demand? The United States will need […]