Retirement Unlimited Acquires Brandywine Living, Creating 59-Community Operator

Senior living operator Retirement Unlimited, Inc. (RUI) is acquiring Brandywine Living, a move that brings its total to 59 communities under management. Current RUI CEO William Fralin and President Doris-Ellie Sullivan are slated to keep their titles with the new company. With the move, RUI is deepening its presence in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions […]

The Hot Seat: Brenda Bacon, President, CEO and Co-Founder, Brandywine Senior Living

Brenda Bacon is President, CEO and Co-Founder of Brandywine Senior Living. The operator focuses on high-end communities and is pushing the intergenerational senior living trend to its next evolution. In this Hot Seat interview, Bacon shares her Netflix favorites, how challenges inspire her, and why her top advice to other senior living industry executives is […]

In the Pipeline: Benchmark Expanding in New York; Brandywine Opens New Jersey Community

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, an annual competition that recognizes cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living. Construction: Planned Benchmark Expanding in New York Benchmark Senior Living plans to expand further to New York in the spring of 2024 with plans being recently […]

Brandywine CEO: Covid-19 Created a New Type of Demand for Senior Living

Many providers are starting to see move-ins return and occupancy tick up as Covid-19 cases continue to dwindle — and Brandywine Living President and CEO Brenda Bacon thinks pent-up demand is only part of the reason why. The Mount Laurel, New Jersey-based provider’s phones were “jumping off the hook” in January, a byproduct of pent-up […]

Transform Podcast #18: Brandywine Co-Founder and CEO Brenda Bacon

Brandywine Co-Founder and CEO Brenda Bacon, a senior living pioneer, is pushing the industry toward its next chapter. Old capital structures and operating models must change to accommodate a new generation of consumers, Bacon believes. Due to Brandywine’s experiences in a tough market, she reversed her position on RIDEA and is now skeptical of triple-net […]

Senior Living Heeds Lessons from a Decade of RIDEA

Publicly traded and private real estate investment trusts are entering into RIDEA structures with senior housing operators at a level not seen for at least three years. This reflects that REITs have a better understanding of how RIDEA works, after an initial flurry of activity a decade ago, and they are more selective with their […]

Female Senior Living Execs Talk Work-Life Balance, ‘Doing It All’

Currently, almost 70% of the employees in senior living management roles are women—and they shouldn’t always have to sacrifice quality time with their families for their jobs. That’s according to four female senior living leaders who spoke on a Tuesday panel about women in leadership at the 2018 Argentum Senior Living Executive Conference in San […]

How Brandywine Living Forged a Successful Home Health Partnership

For senior living operators, partnerships with outside health care organizations can hold tremendous value—but they must be approached carefully to actually work. New Jersey-based Brandywine Living, which operates 29 communities across six states, has learned this firsthand. Six of Brandywine’s communities have partnered with Bayada Home Health Care, which is also based in the Garden […]

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 […]