In the Pipeline: CCRC Highrise Groundbreaking, Solvere’s New Florida Community

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Sign up for the SHN Architecture & Design Newsletter from SHN for updates on architecture and design trends, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Community in Texas Plans 101-Unit Expansion An Integrated Property Management senior living community in Kingwood, […]

In the Pipeline: Ascent Living to Open in Denver, CA Senior Living Breaks Ground Near Pittsburgh

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Sign up for the SHN Architecture & Design Newsletter from SHN for updates on architecture and design trends, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Focus Property Group, Ascent Living Planning Denver Community Property investor and developer Focus Property Group […]

Best Repositioning 2017: Drab, Empty Community Gets Top-Drawer Amenities

The Kingswood Senior Living Community in Kansas City, Missouri, has been around for over 35 years—and, until recently, that fact was painfully obvious to both residents and management. A couple of years ago, its occupancy was low—about 64%—and attracting new residents had begun to prove challenging, due at least in part to the community’s drab, […]

Fast Casual Dining Could Be Senior Living’s Next Big Food Trend

To glimpse the future of dining in senior living communities, one might only need to step inside a Chipotle. More and more senior living providers are opening “fast casual” eateries with customized food orders, stylish menus, kitchens that are visible from the dining area and modern decor. The idea of incorporating fast casual dining a […]

Senior Living Design Trends to Leave Behind in 2018

In senior living, it’s inevitable that some architecture and design features go from hot to not. Resident preferences change, care practices evolve, technology advances, and the way senior housing buildings look and feel has to keep up. So, heading into 2018, providers might want to reconsider if they think that having a bistro will set […]

CCRCs Gain Luster as Standalone SNFs Fade

Skilled nursing isn’t dying, but the standalone skilled nursing facility — or SNF — just might be. And that could be good news for the future of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and similar full-continuum offerings. While skilled nursing is perhaps more needed than ever, the service offering is evolving toward greater integration along the […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/18/18)

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Sign up for the SHN Architecture & Design Newsletter from SHN for updates on architecture and design trends, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Life Care Services to Renovate Six Newly Acquired Communities in Dallas Life Care Services, […]

Hot Senior Living Architecture and Design Trends for 2018

As the sun sets on 2017, senior housing architecture and design is evolving to help providers meet today’s challenges while pushing the industry toward a bolder, more innovative future. Several leading architecture and design firms are putting a premium on better spaces for staff, both as a way to attract and retain talent, and to […]

4 Tips for Designing a Disaster-Ready Community

With several devastating hurricanes and wildfires in Americans’ recent memory, many senior housing providers are taking a closer look at preparing for the worst. But disaster readiness isn’t only about stockpiling supplies and drawing up emergency plans. It actually starts with a senior living community’s design, according to Jeffrey Anderzhon, a senior planner and design architect at Eppstein Uhen Architects, […]

3 Hot Memory Care Design Trends

Over the past 15 days, one resident at Heritage Homes, a memory care facility in Watertown, Wisconsin, has been out of bed a lot at night. He’s opening his door at night more than he usually does, activating his emergency call pendant more, and spending more time during the day in bed. The staff knows […]