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 […]

Is the New Name for CCRCs a Winner?

From here on out, continuing care retirement communities may be called “Life Plan Communities” — or not. The new term emerged out of a lengthy process spearheaded by LeadingAge and Mather LifeWays, which revealed shortcomings in the “CCRC” terminology. Still, even leaders of the project admit that there’s no telling whether the newly proposed alternative will have staying power. The […]

Movers & Shakers — Asbury Communities Names COO

Chaplain Appointed at Covenant Village of Golden Valley Rev. Paul R. Anderson was appointed chaplain at Covenant Village of Golden Valley, a Covenant Retirement Community in Minnesota. Serving with existing Campus Chaplain Rev. John Satterberg, Anderson will provide pastoral care and counseling to Covenant Village of Golden Valley’s residents and staff.  In addition to leading […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for May, Part III

Riderwood Appoints Jeff Kimbell as Director of Dining Services Silver Spring, Maryland-based Riderwood, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) managed by Erickson Living, has appointed Jeff Kimbell as director of dining services. Kimbell brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to this leadership position, 14 of which are with Erickson Living. He […]