Top Senior Housing News Stories of 2018

For the second year in a row, Jimmy Buffett reigns supreme. The most-read article on Senior Housing News in 2018 was a news story about plans for a third Margaritaville active adult community. Last year, the most-read article was about plans for the first Margaritaville development. The sustained interest in these projects suggests that senior […]

Smart Home Technology Becomes a Must-Have in Senior Living

From voice-activated technologies like Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home, to sensors that can track movement, to smart lights and thermostats, to wearable devices that monitor health indicators, the pieces are now in place to create comprehensive “smart home” environments in senior living — and doing so is a must, if companies want to be well-positioned […]

To Attract Baby Boomers, Senior Living Providers Must Give Them Purpose

Over the next decade, when baby boomers finally start to age into senior housing en masse, they’ll bring with them a host of new needs and desires—and if senior living providers don’t take heed, they’re at risk of becoming obsolete. That’s because, unlike some of their predecessors, many baby boomers simply won’t be happy with “three […]

Front Porch Going Big on Amazon Echo After Successful Pilot

Experts have called voice technology the future of senior living—and now there’s concrete evidence to support their claim. Glendale, California-based senior housing provider Front Porch recently wrapped a pilot program involving Amazon.com’s (Nasdaq: AMZN) Echo device and various “smart home” technologies at Carlsbad By The Sea, a Front Porch continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Carlsbad, California. Front Porch manages and […]

Movers & Shakers: Legacy, Oakmont, Front Porch

Always Best Care Names New Territory Owner Roseville, California-based Always Best Care Senior Services has named husband-and-wife team Ethan and Ian Kim as the new owners of its San Diego South Territory. The agency provides non-medical in-home senior care services and free assisted living placements to local communities like Coronado, Downtown North Park, South Bay and […]

Movers & Shakers: Holiday Hires New Senior VP of Sales

Holiday Retirement Welcomes New Senior VP of Sales Holiday Retirement welcomed Rick Wigginton as the company’s new senior vice president of sales. Wigginton has more than 25 years of executive experience in direct sales and sales management. Before joining Holiday, he worked at Atria Senior Living, where he served as senior vice president of sales, […]

Movers & Shakers: Front Porch’s New Board Members

Front Porch Elects 3 New Members to Board of Directors Front Porch, a Glendale, California-based not-for-profit senior services provider with 10 full-service retirement communities, elected three new members to its board of directors. Joining the board on Jan. 1 are Deborah A. Proctor, Oliver W. Wesson Jr. and Marion McGovern. Proctor recently retired as the […]

Editor’s Picks: Fourth of July Edition

This week, Senior Housing News readers wanted to know how the Brexit vote will impact the U.S. senior housing industry and where assisted living is the priciest nationwide. Readers were also keen to learn more about Google Capital’s $46 million investment in Care.com and a wildly successful intergenerational summer camp at a continuing care retirement […]

Startup Taps Emotional Benefits of Technology for Seniors

Between on-demand services, wearables and other disruptive technology, senior care is set to be revolutionized in the years ahead as tech companies line up to serve the ever-increasing aging population. One startup is taking its own approach by tapping the psychological and emotional benefits that technology bears for seniors. The History Project, a digital storytelling platform, provides an intuitive outlet […]