Chelsea Senior Living President: Nimbler Portfolio Will Aid Third-Party Management Growth Strategy

Chelsea Senior Living is continuing to make headway on its  regional third-party management growth strategy. In May, Toledo, Ohio-based Welltower (NYSE: WELL) transitioned 13 communities from Chelsea to Distinctive Living. With a leaner portfolio of 13 communities under management following the transition, Chelsea is ready to take on new communities to its roster, having added […]

Distinctive Living CEO: ‘Tide Has Turned’ for Senior Living Operators in 2024

Distinctive Living has seen rapid growth in the recent past, along with up to 16 communities currently in various stages of development as more opportunities for growth appear on the horizon. While there’s no specific portfolio number in mind, Distinctive Living CEO Joe Jedlowski told Senior Housing News the Freehold, New Jersey-based operator is continuing […]

Transform Podcast: Joe Jedlowski, CEO of Distinctive Living 

Following the acquisition of Validus Senior Living in early May, Distinctive Living is continuing to grow its senior living portfolio by seeking new management agreements and capital partners. This is coupled with the company’s active development pipeline, which includes new construction, renovations and additions to existing communities.

Distinctive Living Acquires Validus Senior Living

Fast-growing senior living operator and developer Distinctive Living has acquired Validus Senior Living Management, according to a joint company announcement. Distinctive Living will continue to be led by Distinctive Healthcare CEO Joe Jedlowski, with the organization now managing 10 of the Inspired Living communities from Validus in three states, along with other Validus communities, according […]

Senior Living Operators Manage ‘Balancing Act’ of Rising Acuity, Falling Margins

Rising resident acuity is impacting senior living margins, and in response operators are getting creative to make bottom line improvements even as challenges remain. In recent years, especially with the pandemic, operators have said residents are arriving in senior living communities with more care needs than in the past. That phenomenon is shaping the future […]

In the Pipeline: Maplewood Plans D.C. Opening; Westmont Living Opens Fifth San Diego Community

This content is part of your SHN+ subscription In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, an annual competition that recognizes cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living. Construction: Planned Distinctive Living sub-brand plans cottages Live Well Senior Cottages, a sub-brand of Distinctive Living, recently announced […]

Movers and Shakers: DHC Appoints CEO; Life Care Services Promotes SVP

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Senior Living Operators Report Length of Stay Improvement But Recovery Still Choppy

This content is part of your SHN+ subscription Senior living operators are improving care coordination and life enrichment offering for residents in a bid to improve length of stay (LoS) — while also being patient as the market appears to be normalizing from disruptions related to Covid-19. Many providers have reported that acuity among residents […]

‘Press the Reset Button’: What to Expect in Senior Living Rate Increases for 2024

This article is part of your SHN+ subscription Senior living providers are staying aggressive on rates as they look ahead to 2024, carrying over yet again another year of substantial increases while attempting to not impact occupancy figures. From right-sizing rates for a specific market footprint to enacting blanket rental rate increases across an entire […]