Asbury Doubles Technology Expenditures, Could Soon Pilot a Robot

Asbury Communities, one of the largest senior living nonprofits in the U.S. has ramped up its technology investments in an effort to attract the incoming wave of baby boomers over the next decade. If all goes according to plan, visitors to an Asbury community may soon be greeted by a robot named Pepper. Frederick, Maryland-based […]

Senior Living Executive Forecast: 2019 Business Trends, Challenges, Opportunities

In 2019, senior living providers need get over a “me first” mentality and get collaborative. Occupancy will remain stagnant and workforce challenges will grow more complicated, but changes in the U.S. economy and health care system could alleviate some pressures and create business opportunities. However, to take advantage of opportunities, providers might need to “detonate” […]

Asbury Communities COO: We Are Pushing To Do Business In a Different Way

Asbury Communities, one of the largest non-profit senior housing providers in the nation, has been making headlines recently—and the news has been good. A July 8 Washington Post article highlighted that Asbury Methodist Village, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, has become the first retirement community in the Washington, D.C.-area to be […]

Senior Housing Crystal Ball: Top Execs’ 2018 Predictions

Now that 2017 has officially come to a close, the senior housing industry is looking ahead to what 2018 may bring. Here’s what some top industry executives are predicting when it comes to staffing, regulations, resident preferences and more in the new year: Chris Winkle, CEO of Sunrise Senior Living: “2018 will bring continued opportunities to […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: Sienna Senior Living Completes $255 Million Acquisition

Sienna Senior Living Closes $255 Million Senior Housing Portfolio Acquisition Ontario-based Sienna Senior Living (TSX: SIA) has completed a previously announced acquisition of eight seniors housing residences in British Columbia for the purchase price of $255 million. The deal includes two private-pay independent living communities and six residences with both private pay and funded long […]

How Senior Living Can Build a Stronger Workforce

Workforce issues are top of mind for executives in the senior living industry, and they will be for the foreseeable future. Given the constant stream of studies and statistics released about today’s labor market, it’s no wonder why. Disengagement among employees is a pressing concern across all industries, and a majority-millennial workforce is changing the […]

Movers & Shakers: Mainstreet’s 3 New Hires

Mainstreet Announces 3 New Hires Mainstreet, a Carmel, Indiana-based development and investment company, announced three new hires for the month of April. Scott Juetten has been named Mainstreet’s new vice president of financial operations for Mainstreet Health. He previously worked for Kindred Healthcare, where he was vice president and controller of the nursing center division. Mainstreet […]

CEO Fresh Take: Why CCRCs Need to Turn Competitors Into Allies

It’ll take more than a name change to keep continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) successful—or even in existence—in the future. At least, that’s the impression one gets from speaking with a leader in the industry—Doug Leidig, who became president and CEO of Asbury Communities Inc. in June 2015. Asbury’s six communities—in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma—together […]

Top Reasons for Moving to a Senior Living Community

Changes to a senior’s health status are more likely to prompt a move to a senior living community than any other deciding factor, according to survey findings recently released by Varsity Branding and Asbury Communities. The study, titled “Project Looking Glass III: From The Outside In,” explores the decision-making process behind selecting a senior living […]