Top Senior Housing Trends for 2020

Expect the winds of change to blow harder than ever through the senior housing industry in 2020. With each passing year, the wave of baby boomer demand draws nearer, attracting more capital and a greater diversity of talent to senior housing. In 2020, the pioneering companies that started the industry may still have a leg […]

Movers & Shakers: Discovery Adds Operations Leaders; Cadence Hires VP of Operations

Movers & Shakers is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Job Board. Browse and apply to management and executive senior living jobs and positions from leading professional firms serving the industry. Employers can post single jobs, purchase job packages or our premium subscription that includes unlimited job posts and editorial coverage for one […]

Discovery Senior Living’s Big Year Continues with Memory Care Overhaul

Discovery Senior Living had a landmark year in 2019, hiring its first COO, making strides on an “experiential living” model, and striking major deals with real estate investment trusts Welltower (NYSE: WELL), HCP (NYSE: HCP) and NHI (NYSE: NHI). Memory care has been another major focus, and the Bonita Springs, Florida-based provider recently announced that […]

Confused by ‘Active Adult’ Talk, Discovery CEO Presents Experiential Living Model

The ongoing discussion within the senior living industry on how to define active adult communities has, at times, made Discovery Senior Living CEO Richard Hutchinson’s head spin. “When I hear about senior apartments and active adult — having had experience [building] both of them — what we’re talking about is neither and it confuses the […]

4 Trends Driving Senior Housing Design in the U.S. and Abroad

As U.S.-style senior living gains traction overseas, international designs are reflecting some of the same trends that are hot in domestic markets. But like snowflakes, no two markets are alike, D2 Architecture President David Dillard told Senior Housing News. “‘International’ is too broad a term,” he said. Senior housing professionals expanding beyond the U.S. must […]

New Discovery COO: We Want to Create Resident Experiences That Set Us Apart

With 18 years at luxury CCRC developer, owner and operator Vi Living — the last two as COO — Bill Sciortino was in high demand with executive search firms across the country. But when recruiters called called him with job openings, Sciortino would pass, he told Senior Housing News. “I pretty much dismissed every [opportunity] […]

NHI Expects Payoffs from ‘Fast and Furious’ Acquisitions, Transitions

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) expects its recent spate of acquisitions, and transitioning of struggling properties, to pay off with sustained revenue growth starting in 2020. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based health care real estate trust completed or announced $295 million in acquisitions in 2019, and is working on its transition portfolio of nine properties to improve […]