Inside Welltower’s Efforts to Create a Quality Framework for Assisted Living

The National Assisted Living Quality framework released last month by health care real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: WELL) and Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) has the potential to establish a uniform set of best practices in assisted living and memory care communities across the country, and not just Welltower-owned properties. If that does indeed come […]

Welltower, Johns Hopkins Unveil Assisted Living Quality Framework

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has released the results of a study conducted for the health care real estate investment trust (REIT) by Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) that may eventually establish best operating practices in assisted living and memory care communities across the country. The National Assisted Living Quality report is the result of a three-plus-year process […]

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 […]

Argentum’s New Leadership Initiative to Bring More Women to the C-Suite

Argentum, the Alexandria, Virginia-based national association of senior living providers, announced it is launching a new initiative aimed at celebrating the contributions women have made to the growth and health of the senior living industry, and to bring more women into the fold. The initiative comes after an Argentum Quarterly report which showed women hold […]

New Data Analysis Shows Employee Retention Boosts Senior Housing Occupancy

Improving employee retention can bolster a senior housing community’s bottom line by reducing expenses, but it can also help drive up occupancy, according to a new white paper from industry association Argentum and consultancy Great Place to Work. For the white paper, researchers considered a hypothetical regional senior living operator with 1,500 employees, 20 communities, […]

Making the Most of Community Events for Prospective Senior Living Residents

A number of senior living community operators host events in their greater communities in the hopes of raising awareness among prospective residents—but in many cases, these events can, and should, be conducted differently. Specifically, some operators are not correctly employing the use of demographic data and knowledge about prospective consumers, according to Valerie Whitman, vice president […]

J.D. Power to Take Yelp-Style Approach With New Senior Living Certification Program

J.D. Power, best known for its consumer car ratings and research, has been making even more senior housing plans since it published its first-ever “Senior Living Satisfaction Study” in February. Soon, the global marketing information services company plans to roll out a senior living community certification program, as well as several regional senior living satisfaction studies, […]