How Senior Housing Operators Are Using Game-Changing Telehealth and AI Technology

Telemedicine and artificial intelligence (AI) are helping to take the senior living industry to its next evolution by improving operations and care, while helping solve chronic staffing issues. From cutting down on operating expenses and the time it takes to craft an annual budget, AI has helped improve back-office functions for operators, while simultaneously improving […]

‘Let’s Throw Out the Rulebook’: Avamere Shapes Ovation Brand for Resident of Tomorrow

If Nicolette Merino is right, tomorrow’s older adults won’t actually want to move into senior living communities — or at least, not as they exist today. That may seem like a surprising notion coming from the president of Avamere’s Ovation senior housing brand. But it actually illustrates one of the brand’s core strategies: to attract […]

Niche Services Drive Occupancy, Raise Profile for Senior Living Communities

Some senior living providers are standing out in their local markets by catering to residents with unique needs. In particular, two companies — Randall Residence, a senior living provider headquartered in Lawton; Michigan and Wilsonville, Oregon-based Avamere Companies — have developed operational models that blend traditional senior living with services for residents who have experienced […]

Top Senior Housing News Stories of 2018

For the second year in a row, Jimmy Buffett reigns supreme. The most-read article on Senior Housing News in 2018 was a news story about plans for a third Margaritaville active adult community. Last year, the most-read article was about plans for the first Margaritaville development. The sustained interest in these projects suggests that senior […]

Amid Medicaid Woes, Skilled Nursing Providers Switch to Assisted Living

Facing financial headwinds from low Medicaid reimbursements, some skilled nursing providers in Washington are eyeing a switch to other product types — including assisted living. The state’s current Medicaid system, which took effect in 2016, has led to constrained reimbursements across the state. That, in turn, has resulted in serious struggles for providers, even with […]

John Morgan Out as Avamere CEO

Avamere Health Services, a major regional senior care provider in the Pacific Northwest, has a new CEO. John Morgan, who began serving as CEO in 2012, has been replaced in that position by Gary Wart, Avamere confirmed Thursday to Senior Housing News. Avamere had not responded to requests for further comment as of press time. […]