Senior Living Organizations Clash Over Effort to Set New Industry Standards

Several senior housing and care organizations are butting heads over the right to potentially shape new U.S. senior living standards, most recently at a hearing held Tuesday. At the core of the discussion is an effort from Argentum to help create new senior living standards with the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), a national organization […]

Juniper CEO Anticipates Amazon Effect, Seeks New Development Partner

Her recent induction into the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) Hall of Fame gave Juniper Communities CEO Lynne Katzmann reason to reflect on her past, but it didn’t take long for her to re-focus on the future. “It’s going to be a big year for change,” she told Senior Housing News, just a few hours […]

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 […]