Movers & Shakers: Wingate Healthcare’s New COO

Wingate Healthcare Recruits New COO Wingate Healthcare, a provider of senior living and health care services in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York, has named Jill Bosa as its new COO, according to a press release. Prior to joining Wingate, Bosa served as COO for Kindred Healthcare’s nursing center division, where she provided operational oversight […]

Sunrise, Holiday Earn Top Honors from J.D. Power

Sunrise Senior Living, Holiday Retirement and Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) have the most satisfied residents among the country’s largest senior living providers, according to a new report from market research firm J.D. Power. The “J.D. Power 2018 Senior Living Satisfaction Study” was conducted between October and December of 2017 and based on responses from 2,539 residents or loved ones […]

What Holiday’s Largest Community Learned in Hawaii’s Missile Scare

January 13, 2018, was a day most Hawaiians are not likely to forget. Just after 8 a.m. that Saturday morning, scores of residents in the state awoke to a jarring emergency alert on their phones: “BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL.” We know now the alert was a false […]

Ventas Transitions Elmcroft Portfolio to Newly Formed Eclipse Senior Living

The new operating company led by former Holiday Retirement CEO Kai Hsiao is now officially managing a 76-property portfolio of senior living properties. The operator, Eclipse Senior Living (ESL), is jointly owned by Chicago-based real estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR), which has a 34% stake. Eclipse management owns the remaining 66%. Ventas, […]

Top Senior Housing Trends in 2018

Senior living professionals have reasons to be excited as they turn the calendar to 2018, even in the midst of ongoing occupancy pressure and potential disruption from recent health care mega-deals. Perhaps most fundamentally, the passage of another year brings the long-anticipated baby boomer age wave that much closer. Yet, most boomers are still a […]

Top 10 Senior Housing News Stories of 2017

2017 has been a wild ride for many industries—the senior living industry included.  This year, industry news was once again dominated by Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD). There were takeover predictions, acquisition rumors and analyst think pieces, but ultimately no merger deals—at least as of Dec. 17.  We also have a strong feeling that we […]

New Joint Venture to Own and Operate 32 Former Holiday Properties

A new senior living brand is on the scene—and it’s launching in buildings once run by the nation’s largest independent living provider. The Solstice Senior Living portfolio currently includes 32 independent living properties formerly operated by Winter Park, Florida-based Holiday Retirement. Solstice recently was formed through a joint venture between Carlsbad, California-based management company Integral Senior […]

Senior Living Innovator Bill Thomas Introduces MAGIC Housing Model

Dr. Bill Thomas already has brought innovation to senior living and care, and in the next year he is planning to make magic happen in the industry. That’s MAGIC, to be more precise. The acronym stands for multi-ability/multi-generational inclusive communities. The first MAGIC development is in the works, to be constructed at the University of […]

[Updated] The Top 10 Largest Senior Living Providers of 2017

*Editor’s Note: This story has been corrected from a previous version, which inaccurately stated there was a significant decrease in total units among the largest providers. This was based on a mistaken analysis of the data, confusing resident capacity with unit count. Argentum’s 2016 rankings were based on resident capacity, and this year the rankings […]