Top Senior Housing Trends for 2019

Senior housing providers and other industry stakeholders may be feeling a sense of dread going into 2019. Occupancy is at a low point, labor expenses are surging amid sharp workforce challenges, new competition continues to pressure certain markets, construction costs are up and aging baby boomers are not yet entering communities in huge numbers. While […]

In the Future, Senior Care May Resemble ‘The Jetsons’

Though it’s a fair assumption that the future of caregiving will involve plenty of shiny new technology, not every leap forward will resemble science fiction. From utilizing tech to relieve caregiver shortages to redefining death itself, here are a few ideas on what the future might hold for aging, according to a Forbes article from […]

Editor’s Picks: Labor Department Appeals Overtime Pause

After coming back from a long weekend filled with turkey and cranberry sauce, we were eager to bring our readers a full week of news. We clued readers into another important pick from the incoming Trump administration and new plans from Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD). Here in the newsroom, we were wishing we had […]

Cafaro on Taking Ventas Across the $100 Billion Threshold

As the head of one of the biggest senior housing real estate owners in the nation, Debra Cafaro is a big deal. As CEO and chairman of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), a $26-billion-plus real estate investment trust (REIT) with a great turnaround story, Cafaro has become a high-profile leader both within and beyond the senior housing […]

Editor’s Picks: Brookdale’s Big Wellness Rollout

It’s starting to feel like summer at our Chicago headquarters, and we were eager to bring our readers the latest buzz from the industry this week.  Everyone was interested in the latest news from the nation’s largest senior housing provider, including its upcoming plans for the year and a new wellness program for brain health. […]

Editor’s Picks: Seniors in the Shark Tank

In our first full week back in the newsroom since the holidays, we were eager to bring our readers the latest news of the new year. Kicking off 2016, you wanted to know how one senior housing provider is easing the move-in process for prospective residents and family members. We were keen to share the […]

Forbes: What U.S. Providers Can Learn From China’s Senior Housing

Like the United States, cities in China are feeling the pressure of rapidly aging demographics, rising health care costs and an increased investor appetite to build senior housing facilities. Despite what may seem like favorable characteristics, today’s elderly in China have yet to reveal their support for senior living products. So why is investor interest […]

Most Read: What the Future Holds for Assisted Living

In case you missed them… here are the top headlines grabbing SHN readers’ attention this week:  Forbes: What Will Assisted Living Look Like in 2020? — The changing needs and demands of senior housing residents are transforming the way assisted living communities operate, with many catering to residents with higher acuity than traditionally seen in years […]

Forbes: What Will Assisted Living Look Like in 2020?

Assisted living is changing, and fast, writes Forbes columnist Howard Gleckman in an article published this week. Residents are changing, their needs are changing, and the services they require may not longer fit the hybrid model they have assumed somewhere between independent living and nursing home care.  Detailing the higher acuity needs of today’s assisted […]