From WeWork to Senior Care: SoftBank Fund May Be Weighing $150M Investment in Honor

Home care startup Honor — which is working with senior living providers such as Eskaton — could receive a $150 million investment from SoftBank Vision Fund 2, CNBC reported Thursday. SoftBank backing would be good news for San Francisco-based Honor and its partners but also underscores that home care — considered by many people in […]

After Rocky Start, Eskaton’s Partnership with VC-Backed Home Care Company Honor Pays Off

A partnership with tech-forward home care startup Honor has enabled senior living nonprofit Eskaton to boost revenue and smoothed the organization’s expansion into new markets. But the partnership did not get off to an auspicious start. Sacramento, California-based Eskaton completed its transition to the Honor platform in Dec. 2018, and issues emerged soon after. “By […]

8 Senior Housing Execs Share What It Takes to Be a ‘Best Workplace’

All of the companies included in this year’s Best Workplaces for Aging Services list share one thing in common: one way or another, they built a winning culture. The list, released Thursday, ranked the top 50 companies for employee satisfaction for both large and small-to-medium senior housing and care companies. Some notable names on this […]

Tech Beat: Reemo, K4Connect

K4Connect and Eskaton Partner to Deploy Connected-Life Tech in California California-based Eskaton, a nonprofit community-based senior living provider, and North Carolina-based K4Connect, a mission-centered technology company, recently announced a strategic partnership to deploy K4Connect’s senior living solution, K4Community, in communities throughout California. Specifically, K4Community will be integrated into 10 of Eskaton’s planned and existing senior […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for August, Part II

Ohio-Based Otterbein Names New Executive Director at Cincinnati Area CCRC Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices has named Bill Wexler as the new executive director at its continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Lebanon, Ohio, part of the Cincinnati metro area.  Wexler had been chief operating officer since last year at Ohio-based Deaconess Long Term Care, which owns […]

CCRC Sees Future as Angie’s List of Senior Living

For years, continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) have attracted residents based on the services and amenities they offer within their campuses. But for one organization, the overwhelming adoption of a program offered specifically to seniors living outside one of its California communities has led it to rethink the future of its business model. Carmichael, California-based […]