Movers and Shakers: Former Enlivant Leader Guill Joins Athletico Physical Therapy as CEO; New Juniper President

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Brookdale Seeks Memory Care Evolution With HealthPlus Growth Strategy 

Brookdale (NYSE: BKD) is in the process of rolling out its HealthPlus to more than 80 additional communities throughout this year. The implementation of the program will have an outsized impact on memory care, according to Kim Elliott, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Brookdale. Brookdale has deployed HealthPlus in about 50 communities […]

Brookdale CEO: We’re Seeing Highest Operating Margins Since Pandemic Began in 2020

Occupancy and revenue gains pushed Brookdale Senior Living’s (NYSE: BKD) operating margins closer to pre-pandemic totals in the first quarter of this year, with CEO Cindy Baier noting the company is seeing its “highest reported adjusted margin rate since the initial impact of the pandemic.” The Brentwood, Tennessee-based senior living operator is building on the […]

Welltower, Brookdale, Ventas Execs: Industry at Occupancy Inflection Point, Could Alter Pricing Dynamics

This article is available as part of your SHN+ membership Industry heavyweights Welltower (NYSE: WELL), Ventas (NYSE: VTR) and Brookdale (NYSE: BKD) have now reported their Q423 and full-year results, and some themes and trends have emerged. The news is generally positive for the state of the industry, with leaders from all three companies zeroing […]

Transactions and Financings: Ziegler Closes on $68.5M for Acts Retirement-Life Communities; Brookdale Secures $179.5M Refinancing

Financings JLL Capital Markets leads $179.5M financing for Brookdale JLL Capital Markets announced on Jan. 9 that it closed on a seven-year fixed rate loan of $179.5 million on behalf of Brookdale. According to a press release, the loan was done through Fannie Mae, and the proceeds were used to refinance a seven-year tranche of […]

What’s Behind Recent Senior Living Margin Expansion – And What Lies Ahead

This content is available as part of your SHN+ membership Third quarter earnings calls highlighted the pain to be inflicted by “higher for longer” interest rates, but the calls also revealed positive trends related to the improving operating environment for senior living. In particular, leaders with Welltower (NYSE: WELL), Ventas (NYSE: VTR) and Brookdale (NYSE: […]

New Demand Dynamics Could Alter Industry’s Assisted Living Vs. Independent Living Balance

This article is part of your SHN+ subscription During last week’s Q2 2023 earnings call, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) CEO Cindy Baier characterized the company’s focus on higher-acuity settings as a competitive differentiator. “Our diverse portfolio of communities, with a higher mix of assisted living and memory care, sets us apart from the industry, […]

Moneyball Approach to Trading Senior Living Operators Starts to Take Hold

For more than three decades, Watermark Retirement had never been replaced by a different management company. But times have changed. “We were replaced by Welltower on a few of our communities; but on the other hand, we’re being the replacer, going into some communities,” Watermark Chairman David Freshwater told me recently. Swapping management companies is […]

U.S. News Recognizes Nearly 1,700 Communities in Newly Evolved ‘Best Senior Living’ List

U.S. News & World Report today released its second-ever “Best Senior Living” ratings list with some new additions and changes.  This year, organizers with U.S. News & World report rated nearly 3,900 senior living communities — representing about 140 different organizations — in four categories: Independent living, assisted living, memory care and continuing care retirement […]