Brookdale, HCP Close $1.2 Billion CCRC Joint Venture

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) and HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) announced Tuesday the companies have closed on their previously announced series of deals, which included the $1.2 billion formation of a joint venture to own and operate continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). The deal’s closing arrives nearly five months after its April announcement, in which […]

Most Shared: Sunrise Growth Plans, Apple’s New EHR

Senior Housing News wrote them, you read them and passed them along to your friends and colleagues. Here are the most shared posts from SHN this week: Dished: How Five Star is Overhauling Senior Living Dining—Fifteen chefs, four 50-pound sea bass and a celebrity food personality are just a few features going down at an […]

Most Popular Posts of the Week: “Senior” Terms Present Challenges, Brookdale Closes Merger

In case you missed them… here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week:  Senior Living Faces Uphill Battle in Use of ‘Senior’ Terminology—Many marketers grapple with the typical terms to describe aging Americans. And recent NPR survey found in large part, the aging population has strong aversions to most […]

Top Providers Reveal New Ways to Recruit Senior Living Talent

In an industry that is rapidly evolving and expanding, leading senior housing providers are looking outside traditional avenues of recruitment to obtain the greatest and brightest candidates to fill key activity program and management roles. “There is a weakness in our industry of organizations growing from within only,” says Cindy Smith, corporate vice president of human […]

Providers Prepare For Huge Wave of Memory Care Competition

Memory care is quickly risen what some are calling the “flavor of the year,” when it comes to new senior housing construction across the nation. While other property types have ticked up and down over the last eight years, during and following the housing crisis, memory care construction has slowly and gradually increased over time, […]

Newcomers Fight to Disrupt Senior Living Leads Landscape

New competition is crowding into the senior living and care referral space, but whether they’ll be able to conquer the existing industry giants—or even get a corner of the market share—is in most cases to be determined. There’s no denying that A Place for Mom has a firm grasp on “lead generator giant” in the […]

5 Ways Providers are Spicing Up Senior Living

While movies, exercise classes and happy hours are industry mainstays, some communities are thinking outside the box when it comes to new programming and services for residents. Whether a special event or ongoing service, SHN spoke with providers to find out what they’re doing for their latest, most innovative activities, entertainment and amenities. Here are […]

Tech-Savvy Residents Not Settling for Computer Labs in Senior Living

Senior living providers are finding that no longer does a computer lab satisfy the requirements of tech-savvy residents.  Increasingly, the onset of tech use among residents in their 70s, 80s and 90s is pushing communities well beyond simply providing devices and an internet connection they can access in common areas. That means wifi throughout the […]

Brookdale Expands National Headquarters, Plans to Grow Post-Merger

Brookdale Senior Living, which is under agreement to merge with Emeritus Senior Living, announced today via its local Tennessee government that it will be expanding substantially in its Nashville-area headquarters. The corporate expansion will include a $2.1 million investment and the addition of 162 new jobs over the next five years, the company says. Its […]