Value-Based Care Innovator Lifesprk to Acquire Tealwood Senior Living; Bill Thomas to Lead Creation of Operational Model

Lifesprk — a company that specializes in providing value-based care largely through home- and community-based services — is acquiring Tealwood Senior Living. The transaction could prove to be a milestone for how senior living providers are integrated into population health efforts, with Green House and Eden Alternative visionary Dr. Bill Thomas leading the efforts to […]

Problem Solvers: Improving Senior Living Transfers From Acute and Post-Acute Care

Senior living providers face myriad problems and challenges, particularly in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. But these problems are not insurmountable, and companies across the industry are devising creative solutions. In this series, we’re surveying industry leaders to highlight these actionable solutions. For this edition, we asked leaders with Pegasus Senior Living, Cypress Living, Juniper […]

How Aegis, Grace, Juniper, Knollwood Built Winning Marketing and Communication Campaigns During Covid

When the pandemic hit last year, many senior living operators relied on communication and marketing to win the trust of current and prospective residents and their families. But even if operators agree transparency makes the best policy, it’s not always clear what they should say, or how they should say it. Four senior living operators […]

Transactions & Financings: Welltower Closes $750M Note Offering; Boston Financial’s $173M LIHTC Fund

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) is improving its liquidity debt maturities situations. The Toledo, Ohio-based health care real estate investment trust closed a $750 million offering of 2.8% senior unsecured notes, due in June 2031. Welltower will use the net proceeds to redeem $340 million of outstanding 3.75% senior notes due March 2023, and $335 million of […]

Amazon’s Latest Moves Toward Senior Care Disruption

Three news items recently focused my attention on perhaps the biggest potential disruptor of senior living in the coming years: Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN).  Here’s what the Seattle-based company has been up to lately: With regard to occupancy, top operational executives see two emerging trends that give them hope for the future: the growing rate of […]

The Battle for Senior Housing Occupancy is About to Begin

During our recent virtual Sales Summit, Oakmont Senior Living COO Matt Stevenson said something that caught my attention: “When we look in most markets, we’re hovering around 10% to 11% penetration … to fully recover as an industry, we’ve got to get that to 15% levels.” His point was that, with the vaccine rollout enabling […]

Movers & Shakers: CareTrust’s New President; Kisco Hires National Environmental Health and Safety Director

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How Oakmont, Juniper Adapted To Selling Care — And When That Approach Might Change

Covid-19 forced senior living sales and marketing teams to prioritize the health care component of communities, placing a premium on keeping residents safe and providing quality medical care. For some providers, this has been a complete reversal of strategy from prior to the pandemic, when sales and marketing emphasized a luxury, lifestyle-forward product. And teams […]