New NHI CEO: West Coast Expansion, More Diverse Portfolio

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) will not be “changing its stripes,” but its new CEO is aiming for growth by putting boots on the ground in new regions and being more proactive about opportunities in the real estate investment trust’s own backyard. Portfolio diversification is another goal, as the new leader is exploring what he terms […]

Entrance Fee Bills Jeopardize CCRC Balance Sheets

The clock is ticking on a bill sitting on Governor Edmund Gerald “Jerry” Brown’s desk with an Oct. 11 deadline, which would increase regulations for continuing care retirement community entrance fee repayments. Providers are warily watching what will happen in Sacramento, as many believe that legislative changes such as this one could upset standard business models […]

Largest Senior Housing Owners, Operators of 2015

In yet another demonstration of the huge scale Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) achieved by acquiring rival Emeritus last year, the company seized the No. 1 spot—with a bullet—on the American Seniors Housing Association’s annual rankings of the largest senior housing owners in the United States. Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale now owns 976 properties, totaling 82,356 […]

How Five Star is Taking Senior Living Wellness to the Next Level

As senior living aims to be taken more seriously across an evolving health care landscape, today’s providers recognize that it’s all about measuring outcomes. Five Star Senior Living (NYSE: FVE) is taking a new approach to that measurement not through the usual channels, but by re-envisioning its wellness program across hundreds of communities. The fourth […]

Meet James Balda, ALFA’s New CEO

Less than four months into his new role as president and CEO of the Assisted Living Federation of America, James Balda has helped roll out new credentialing efforts, launched a campaign that aims to prepare industry stakeholders for the next 10 years, and hosted his first annual conference, which had a record 2,700 attendees.  Not to […]

ASHA Strategic Plan Prepares for Future of Senior Housing

As a longtime figurehead for senior housing advocacy, research communication and numerous other initiatives, the American Seniors Housing Association is taking several steps to shift its role in the industry. Under the leadership of longtime ASHA president David Schless, the organization is undertaking a strategic plan to become an even greater resource both to members […]

Senior Living Sees Huge Potential in Resident Brain Data

The American Senior Housing Association (ASHA) has announced a new partnership that aims to use neuroscience to determine whether senior living communities are benefiting their residents.  As part of the initiative, La Jolla, California-based NeuroVigil will monitor the aging brain and collect massive amounts of data from senior living residents through its non-invasive iBrain technology.  The goal, […]

Major Senior Housing Associations ALFA, ASHA Consider Merger

The two leading senior housing associations the Assisted Living Federation of America and the American Seniors Housing Association are considering an agreement that would merge the two into a single organization, SHN has learned.  In January meeting minutes obtained by Senior Housing News, ASHA detailed a discussion of a proposed merger coined the “One Voice […]