Senior Living CEOs Say Data Use is Operating Game Changer

In an increasingly competitive marketplace, senior living providers are seeing data, collected throughout their communities, is driving their ability to manage through the competition.  CEOs say data collection and analysis is a major game-changer when it comes to operating efficiencies, but it also means finding solutions to managing it.  Information systems are critical in providing […]

Most Popular Senior Housing News of the Week

In case you missed it, here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers this week:  1. Senior housing industry veterans launch new investment advisory firm—A group of industry veterans have launched a new investment advisory that will be focusing on the senior housing and healthcare sectors.  2.  Chicago’s tech scene buzzing with senior […]

Top Senior Living Companies Examining Sector’s Healthcare Role

Nine of the biggest senior living companies are working with Harvard Medical School researchers to examine the sector’s role in the changing healthcare system. Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD), Atria Senior Living, Elmcroft Senior Living, Emeritus Corporation (NYSE:ESC), Erickson Living, HCP, Inc. (NYSE:HCP), Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN), Sunrise Senior Living, and Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) have […]

Billie Jean King Joins Atria Senior Living Team as Spokesperson

Atria Senior Living announced on Tuesday that tennis star and social justice icon Billie Jean King will serve as a spokesperson for the Louisville, Ky.-based senior living provider and will be the company’s first Active Aging Ambassador.  King’s role includes being an advocate for maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle. As ambassador, she will have […]

WSJ: Developers Target Retirement Communities, Luxury-Style

Some senior housing developers are finding renewed success in the market for luxury retirement home communities, according to a Wall Street Journal report.  Catering to senior residents with high-end services such as movie theaters, Zumba classes, sushi chefs, and services geared toward very active living, some developers are looking to capitalize on this luxury group […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (11/14/2012)

Construction: Planned Ventas Subsidiary to Build Mass. Senior Living Community Woodbriar Senior Living, LLC, a Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) subsidiary, will use proceeds of a $30 million bond issued by MassDevelopment to build a 125-unit assisted living community in Falmouth, Mass. The development will have 35 studio apartments, 66 one-bedroom units, and 24 two-bedroom units. Plans […]

SHN Awards Corner: Leisureworld, Erickson, Atria, & More

Stop the presses! Wait….we don’t have presses but we are starting a new feature called SHN Awards Corner. We get a number of submissions from senior living companies in a variety of fields—from design and architecture to construction to management—who have gotten national recognition for their achievements. Here’s a roundup of some of the companies […]