Multifamily Trends May Herald Bigger Senior Living Units

It’s the million-dollar question: what will baby boomers want when they move into senior living communities en masse? One recent debate is whether it’s better to go big or go small with regard to unit size. Some senior living innovators see the future of the industry in better, not bigger, units. Dr. Bill Thomas, well-known for […]

Best Student Design 2017: High-Tech, Intergenerational Living

In the not-too-distant future, caregivers and doctors could use embedded sensors to remotely monitor senior living residents as they sleep or move about their apartments. And it’s not science fiction. Those forward-thinking ideas were incorporated into the design that won the Student Exhibition category in the 2017 Senior Housing News Design Awards. This year’s winning entry […]

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 […]

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, […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: Sunrise Buys St. Louis Community

Cushman & Wakefield Arranges Sale of Senior Community Near St. Louis Cushman & Wakefield announced it advised a joint venture of Provision Living Senior Communities and real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: HCN) in the sale of Provision Living at Webster Groves to Sunrise Senior Living, for an undisclosed price. Provision Living is an assisted living and […]

Design Experts Talk Top Trends in Senior Housing 2016

The 2016 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards are approaching this November. This year’s awards competition, exclusively sponsored by Kwalu, is setting out to find which owners, operators, designers and architects are defining the future of senior living. Nominations are now open and entries are coming in daily. Judges are gearing up to select […]

Best of CCRC Design 2015: Old Meets New

Location was the name of the game when it came to the development of Balfour at Riverfront Park, the 2015 Senior Housing News Design Award winner for “Best CCRC.” Location is what prompted Balfour’s Founder and CEO Michael Schonbrun in 2005 to purchase the plot of land that would one day house Balfour at Riverfront […]