Investors Riding Wave of Interest in Senior Housing, REITs Driving M&A

In the wake of Sunrise Senior Living (NYSE:SRZ) agreeing to be bought by Health Care REIT (NYSE:HCN), senior living investors are riding a wave of interest in the industry as boosted stock prices reflect favorable occupancy trends and payment rates along with other factors, according to the Tenneseean.com.  The senior living industry—including independent living, assisted […]

Assisted Living Program for Reducing Rehospitalizations Could Have National Impact

Brookdale Senior Living, the nation’s largest provider of senior-related services, has received federal funding through its partnership with the University of North Texas Health Science Center for an initiative to do what many assisted living providers are seeking to accomplish: reduce hospital readmissions and provide a better quality of care for residents. Avoidable rehospitalizations cost […]

Healthcare Reform Gives Senior Living Industry Funding for Innovative Care

While senior living companies have been concerned about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will impact them and how they provide health insurance to their workers, they may not realize that the comprehensive reform bill also contains funding for innovative methods of providing care–including for senior living residents. Health care providers can access these opportunities […]

Senior Care Technology Review: Brookdale, Independa, Acadian, & More

This installment features a partnership between Brookdale Senior Living and a provider of adaptive computer systems for senior living communities that will put interactive, mentally stimulating computers into Brookdale’s memory care communities. Senior care technology solutions provider Independa is incorporating IDEAL LIFE’s wireless health monitoring products into its cloud system, while Acadian Monitoring Services has […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/25/2012)

Construction: Planned Brookdale Plans Expansion of Florida Senior Living Community Brookdale Senior Living’s Freedom Pointe at The Villages continuing care retirement community is about to get bigger, reports The Villages Daily Sun. The national senior living provider is planning to build 60 assisted living apartments in a 3-story, 63,000-square-foot building, along with adding a 40-bed […]

Senior Care Technology Review: Brookdale, Silverchair, & More

This senior care technology roundup features a communications platform launch for long-term care pharmacies, a federal award to implement innovative technology in assisted living to prevent hospital readmissions, a European nurse-call system for wireless emergency notifications, and a partnership between a senior living communications provider and a senior-friendly technology manufacturer that could bring touch screen […]

As More Turn to Electronic Medical Records, Need for Cyber Insurance Emerges

Senior living providers are facing a mounting danger of losing or compromising protected health information (PHI). A Massachusetts hospital made headlines in May after announcing it will end up paying fines and remediation costs of more than $750,000 in a recent data breach settlement following the loss of thousands of consumers’ unencrypted personal and protected […]

Brookdale Retooling Product to Prepare for Next Generation of Senior Living Residents

Both seniors and senior living investors value communities that offer a continuum of care. With that in mind, Brookdale Senior Living, the nation’s largest senior living provider, is retooling several of its communities to better allow for aging in place.  Retirement communities that offer both independent and assisted living are more likely to attract residents […]