Why Senior Living Should Ask More of University Partners

If senior living providers want to work with universities, they’re going to have to offer something of value — but they should ask for something in return, too. That’s according to Andrew Carle, a senior living consultant and former COO of Affinity Living. Carle knows a thing or two about senior living and academia, as […]

What Senior Living Residents Really Want from University Partnerships

For senior housing providers, the benefits of partnering with nearby colleges and universities are well-documented. Before senior housing operators set out to establish these partnerships, though, they should know that prospective residents will value some aspects of the relationship and the community more than others. A whopping 91% of prospective senior housing residents, for instance, […]

Why 55-Plus Communities Are Blending into the Mainstream

Today’s 55-plus communities look a lot different from those of years past. In fact, today’s age-restricted, 55-plus communities are increasingly wellness-oriented and less isolated than ever before, according to new reports in The Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times. Now, it’s less common to see a 55-plus community being built in a fairly remote location, […]

Editor’s Picks: Future Senior Housing Leaders, CEO Fresh Take

This week, our readers wanted to know where some senior housing providers are setting their sights for recruiting young talent. Readers also delved into another installment of “CEO Fresh Take” with Doug Lieidig, CEO of Asbury Communities Inc. Most Read Top Providers Pluck Fresh, Well-Trained Talent for Leadership Roles—With turnover rates around 50% for executive […]

Top Providers Pluck Fresh, Well-Trained Talent for Leadership Roles

With high turnover rates and competition for leaders, staffing across senior housing—including for executive director positions—is a challenge that all operators strive to overcome. There are several options for operators to recruit and develop persons for leadership and management positions, and one resource with room to grow is recruiting students right out of school. One innovative […]

NY Times: Graying America Paves Way For Greener Senior Living

As baby boomers age and seek healthier, greener senior living alternatives, the number of “eco-conscious” retirement communities — while still rare in the U.S. — is expected to grow in number, according to a recent New York Times article.  “Moving forward, in the next 20 years, these green communities will become the standard,” said Andrew […]

How One Company Aims to Change Everything About Aging

As the senior care industry gains more traction among both veteran and fledgling tech companies, one startup is poised to take the aging services sector by storm. And it’s not producing wearables or health monitoring devices. It’s using 3-D bioprinting technology to create living tissues that can be used for testing new drugs and could […]

Senior Housing News Recap: Top Stories of 2014

Senior Housing News kept readers in the front lines of pivotal and breaking senior living industry happenings in 2014 — from billion dollar mergers and acquisitions, to new and innovative practices among providers, to advancements in memory care dining and cutting edge senior housing designs.  Here’s a list of Senior Housing News‘s most popular posts […]

Mystery Shopping Reveals Failing Marks for Senior Living Sellers

Despite senior living communities’ ongoing efforts to improve their outreach and marketing campaigns, the fundamental basics of their marketing strategies are still seen largely as flawed. Mystery shops completed by students in senior housing administration at George Mason University show that assisted living communities’ sales staff overwhelmingly fail to ask the right questions and provide the necessary […]