NIC to Report Actual Senior Housing Rents

Several of the country’s largest health care real estate investment trusts (REITs) and major lenders have offered their support for a new initiative to track and report seniors housing actual rents, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) announced Wednesday. The initiative makes NIC the first to collect and report such data, […]

New Senior Living Quality Standards Focus on 12 Areas

In an industry well-known for fragmented markets with patchwork regulations and standards, one senior housing association is finally seeing its standardization goals come to fruition. National senior living provider association Argentum—formerly known as the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA)—has launched its first phase of industry standards. “The creation of these standards [has] encouraged a […]

Movers & Shakers: Senior Lifestyle’s New COO

Senior Lifestyle Announces New COO Chicago-based owner, operator and developer Senior Lifestyle Corp. announced the appointment of Lisa A. Fordyce as COO, where she will be responsible for leading the company’s operational business strategies and care initiatives. Before joining Senior Lifestyle, Fordyce served as a vice president of operations at Emeritus Senior Living, leading its […]

The Top 10 Senior Housing Trends for 2016

Trends, influenced by tailwinds and headwinds, blow strong and then can change course over short periods or over a span of many years. On an airplane, these tailwinds and headwinds create turbulence, causing temporary discomfort that typically passes with smoother air ahead. So even though a slight tailwind at the senior housing industry’s back is […]

Erickson Living Touts Record Year, $565 Million Pipeline

Erickson Living is moving up the ranks of independent living providers, following a 2015 in which the company completed the construction of five new residential buildings and reduced hospital readmission rates for members of its integrated health plan. A Baltimore, Maryland-based developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), Erickson Living on Wednesday revealed […]

Argentum CEO: New Era Dawning for Senior Living Quality

As the senior living industry moves toward new, data-driven payment models and integrated health systems, quality metrics are becoming all the more essential. As a result, senior living executives are gathered to take a hard look at quality standards and set the stage for data to create more unified industry norms. Argentum—the association of senior […]

Movers & Shakers: Welltower CEO Joins Argentum Board

Argentum Welcomes Welltower CEO Tom DeRosa to Board of Directors Thomas J. DeRosa, CEO and director of Welltower, Inc. (NYSE: HCN), has been named to the board of directors of Argentum, the largest national association that advocates for senior living providers. Argentum was formerly known as the Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA). Board members […]

Senior Housing Sticks Up for Controversial Contract Provisions

Several parties want the federal government to ban pre-dispute arbitration agreements in nursing home contracts, sparking pushback among those in the senior living industry who regard the documents as essential. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently considering regulations on how arbitration agreements are presented to nursing home residents upon admission, but […]

Behind the Rebrand: Improving Senior Living Occupancy and Image

Senior housing providers across the country have found rebranding can fill long-standing vacancies and make their communities relevant again, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that more and more seem to be taking the plunge. Several high-profile name changes have already occurred within the past year, including The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) […]

[Sponsored] Willis Senior Living Conference

Willis will be hosting their annual Senior Living Conference on November 3rd and 4th, 2015. The conference will be held in Chicago at the Willis Tower and will include a networking dinner and roundtable discussions to allow the group to interact and share best practices. This conference is designed for and by existing Willis Senior […]