What the Senate Hearing on Assisted Living Foretells About Sector’s Future

This article is available as part of your SHN+ membership The Jan. 25 Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on assisted living covered a lot of ground – which makes sense, considering that the committee’s last hearing dedicated to AL took place 20 years ago. Given the variety of topics covered – including resident safety, […]

Christian Living Communities Continues Evolution With Launch of In-House Marketing Agency, Strategic Review

Christian Living Communities had a foundational year in 2023 with progress made on multiple fronts, including pushing occupancy and financial results past pre-pandemic levels. The Denver-based senior living organization launched its own in-house digital marketing agency, Cappella Digital Marketing Solutions, which CEO Jill Vitale-Aussem said “resulted in significant improvements in lead generation at a lower […]

Transactions and Financings: CLC-Capella Partners with Green House Homes; LCB Senior Living Assumes Management of The Hearth At Glastonbury 

Partnerships CLC-Capella partners with Green House Homes Christian Living Communities began a partnership with Green House Homes to provide management support on Nov. 1.  Done through CLC’s Capella division, The Green Homes at Mariosal in Loveland, Colorado provide skilled nursing care to 90 residents. CLC – Cappella owns or operates nine other communities in Colorado […]

CLC CEO: Senior Living Industry Can Trim Costs, Improve Services By Embracing Value-Based Care

The senior living industry has a golden opportunity to embrace value-based care, improve resident outcomes and save money — but more operators must be willing to take the first step. That’s according to Jill Vitale-Aussem, President and CEO of Christian Living Communities (CLC). The Denver-based senior living nonprofit owns nine senior living communities in Colorado, […]

Why Value-Based Care Has Reached a Tipping Point in Senior Living

Senior living providers are more focused than ever on providing high-quality health care — and finding ways to be compensated for doing so. This is driving investment in clinical capabilities and pushing the industry to a tipping point on value-based care. These are among my takeaways from the recent American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) meeting […]

CLC CEO: Middle-Market Strategy, Medicare Advantage Growth Drive Innovation In Tough Operating Environment

Senior living providers are facing intense operational and financial challenges — but they must not let these pressures distract them from innovating for the future. That’s according to Jill Vitale-Aussem, president and CEO of Christian Living Communities (CLC) and Cappella Management. “We’re concerned about staffing, we’re concerned about wage escalation, we’re concerned about inflation,” she […]

Transactions & Financings: Solera Senior Living Expands; Harrison Street, Revera JV Acquires Portfolio

Berkadia and Solera Senior Living announced the acquisition of the Edgeworth Park at New Town assisted living and memory care community in early November. Berkadia announced the deal on behalf of Connecticut-based Wheelock Street Capital from sellers Jon Liebler, Derek Robertson, and Scott Wise. Solera will partner with Wheelock Street Capital and serve as the […]