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 […]

Senior Care Technology Review: Brookdale Implements New Wireless Solution & More

This installment of senior care technology news features Brookale Senior Living’s implementation of Aerohive Network’s wireless network solutions, along with a new tool for assessing proper hygiene among healthcare clinicians and a German company that recently launched an assisted living gateway for independent seniors who want to stay in their homes. 1. Aerohive Networks: Brookdale […]

Which Companies Were Recognized For ALFA’s 2012 Best of the Best Awards?

The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) recently announced the winners of its fifth annual Best of the Best Awards, which recognizes forward-thinking companies in or related to the senior living industry for innovative programs and services they’ve implemented. The awards encompass eight categories, listed below with the winner of each:  Resident Health & Wellness—Senior […]

Brookdale Focusing on Care Continuums, Higher Acuity Units to Drive Revenue

Brookdale Senior Living is repositioning many of its units to meet current demand metrics, and it’s trending toward higher acuity, according to the senior living operator’s first quarter earnings call.  “The product that is coming into the investment profile tends to be a higher acuity product. There’s a fair concentration there of adding assisted living where […]

Will ACOs Help Assisted Living Overthrow the CCRC Model?

In the 1970s and 80s, when they first emerged in large numbers, the Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) product was the most progressive vehicle for caring for older adults as they aged. Residents entered CCRCs able-bodied and independent knowing they could move through the CCRC’s various levels of care—assisted living, memory care, and skilled nursing—as […]

Movers & Shakers – People and Positions for April 2012

Happy belated Earth Day…..This installment of Movers and Shakers may not be Platinum LEED certified but it’s as environmentally friendly as that low-emission VOC. Looking for new seeds to plant in your organization?  Try our senior housing jobs board where you can post a job for 60 days for $50. For those seeking greener pastures, […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (4/11/2012)

Affirmed Housing Group Breaks Ground on 55+ Housing Community in California Affirmed Housing Group, headquartered in San Diego, Calif., recently broke ground on an affordable and sustainable residential development for seniors in El Cajon, Calif. Solterra will be a housing community for people aged 55 and above and will offer 49  homes, including 46 one-bedroom […]

March 2012 Roundup: Senior Housing & Care Acquisitions

In case you missed it, we’ve rounded up all the senior housing and care transactions covered by Senior Housing News in March. Senior Housing Sales & Acquisitions CNL Lifestyle Properties Acquires Three Illinois Senior Living Communities (3/5/2012) Brookdale Senior Living Buys Retirement Home from Ventas for $16 Million (3/12/2012) CNL Lifestyle Properties to Buy Four […]

How Aging in Place Could Change Senior Living Communities’ Business Models

The aging-in-place movement has been touted as an effective strategy to keep folks in their homes, either delaying or avoiding altogether the need to enter senior-oriented housing, and this trend could potentially have chain-reaction implications for senior living communities’ business models and marketing strategies. Greater numbers of people choosing to age in place could mean […]