6 Layers of Defense Against Fires in Senior Living

Fires in senior living apartments and communities have swept national headlines recently, detailing the destruction that these disasters can cause, and sparking conversations around fire safety — particularly as it relates to buildings’ construction. In a suburb of San Antonio, Texas, five people died and 10 were injured late last year after a three-alarm fire […]

Which Senior Living Communities Earned Top Ratings in 2013?

Online senior living resource SeniorHomes.com on Tuesday released a list of top-rated senior living communities located in nearly 20 major metropolitan markets across the United States. To generate the Best Senior Living Awards list of top-rated and winning communities, SeniorHomes.com compiled state inspection reports, consulted with more than 200 senior living professionals to get their […]

Top Senior Housing News of the Week: Developers Flock to Texas, Ventas’ $790M Purchase

In case you missed it…here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week: 1. New Market Players Flock to Texas Senior Housing Boom—Demographics in the Lone Star State have created a hotbed for senior housing operators looking toward assisted living and memory care development.  2. Senior Living Marketers Say Success […]

Providers Use Assisted Living “Lite” to Fill Senior Care Gaps

As independent living residents’ needs rise, providers are identifying the incorporation of “lite” care services as a way to bridge the gap between independent and assisted living. Providers are gearing much of these efforts toward the independent living aspects of their communities, where residents can receive mild care services without having to move from one […]

Developers Hot on High End Senior Housing Post-Recession

Development of luxury senior housing is not slowing down, despite challenges related to land acquisition and the recent economic downturn. While the economic recession might have hindered the appeal of luxury options for many prospective residents who saw their home values plummet, those in the business say they are not restricting the pace of their […]

Will Rising Rates Swing Senior Housing to a Buyer’s Market?

Low capitalization rates for many high-quality senior housing transactions has made for a “seller’s market” the past several quarters. But senior living buyers may become more cautious as interest rates climb following rises in 10-year Treasury yields. In mid-June, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, announced plans to taper off the quantitative easing program—through which […]

Does Obamacare Need a Senior Housing Reality Check?

The full impact of healthcare reform on senior living is still largely an unknown to operators and investors, and state regulations may impact how well the landmark law aligns with the industry’s capabilities. “There are a lot of issues to work through in order to align the goals of the Affordable Care Act—fewer hospital stays, […]

Senior Housing RIDEA Deals All About Alignment

The lead-up to a senior housing RIDEA deal between an operator and a real estate investment trust has been described many ways: as dating; as a courtship; even an arranged marriage. But at the end of the day, panelists at SHN’s 2013 Senior Housing Summit agreed, it’s all about alignment of goals, and there are […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/19/13)

Construction: Planned Developers Pitch 151-Unit Minn. Senior Living Complex This week, developers pitched a project to Eagan city officials that would include 151-units of senior housing, the local Patch reports. Eagan Pointe Senior Living will sit on a 10-acre site at 4232 Blackhawk Road, just west of Interstate 35E. The four-story complex will feature 48 units […]