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 […]

How to Keep Senior Living Construction Costs Low

Any construction project has many moving parts. Hiring the right contractor, and making sure that the project stays on schedule and on budget, become top concerns for developers. But with the construction industry facing various economic challenges, accomplishing this list of tasks can be quite the undertaking for development teams, including those that work on senior living […]

Best of Assisted Living Design 2016: New Player Makes a Mark

When Rosemark at Mayfair Park opened in May 2016, Denver not only got a new design-forward assisted living and memory care option, but the senior living industry got a new operator. “We’re kind of control freaks,” jokes Anne Rosen, principal at Rosemark Development Group, the firm behind the project. “We started out with a third-party […]

Best of Independent Living Design 2016: Creating an Urban ‘Wow’ Factor

Overture Plano isn’t your grandma’s senior housing community. “Hip,” “young” and “actually really livable” are all apt ways to describe the 2016 Senior Housing News Design Award winner for Best Independent Living, according to people close to the project. The 169-unit community in Plano, Texas, was designed to attract active adults 55 years old and older—and […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/26/17)

Construction: Planned Groundbreaking for $120 Million Senior High-Rise Planned Come April, construction will begin on a $120 million senior community, Ventana, near NorthPark Center in Dallas, Texas. The project will consist of two 12-story towers developed by Buckner Senior Living. The community, which has been in the planning stages since 2014, will contain almost 200 units […]

Last Chance to Apply—Design Awards Deadline Extended

If you have yet to nominate your community for the 2016 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, we have good news—due to overwhelming demand, we’ve extended the deadline through the weekend to Monday, November 14 5:00pm EST. Don’t miss your chance to win. Download the Hottest Architecture & Design Trends in Senior Living Report for […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (11/3/16)

(Rendering of Longs Ridge at Wind Crest, located in Highlands Ranch, Colorado —Photo courtesy of Erickson Living) Construction: Planned Dominion Senior Living Community Planned for $8 Million Dominion Senior Living has announced plans for a new assisted living and memory care facility in Frankfort, Ky. The $8 million community will be 44,000 square feet. The […]