How Kendal, Mary’s Woods Are Elevating Dining with Local Partners

Forming partnerships with local food and beverage brands — be it a coffee shop, restaurant group or a farm — can bring immediate credibility to a senior living dining program, generate excitement among prospective residents and their families, and be an effective tool for sales and marketing teams. Moreover, providers are betting that these partnerships […]

In the Pipeline: Kendal’s Zen-Inspired Project Moves Ahead; Oakmont Expands in California

Construction: Planned Plans Advance for Zen-Inspired Kendal Life Plan Community in California The Healdsburg Planning Commission has awarded a series of approvals to the planners of Enso Village, a Kendal-affiliated life plan community in Healdsburg, California. Kendal is collaborating on the project with the San Francisco Zen Center. Plans call for a 221-residence community with […]

How Covid-19 Paves The Way For More Senior Living, University Partnerships

Covid-19 is putting pressure on academic institutions, creating a clearer and stronger case for why universities should partner with senior living providers. Senior living affiliations with colleges and universities were gaining traction prior to Covid-19, and industry leaders such as NIC Co-Founder and Nexus Insights President and Founder Bob Kramer and Kendal Corporation President and […]

In the Pipeline: Kendal Expands Pa. Community; Watercrest’s New S.C. Community

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, an annual competition that recognizes cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living. Submissions are currently open. Construction: Planned Long Island Life Plan Community to Expand Jefferson’s Ferry, a life plan community on Long Island, has set its sights […]

Senior Living Providers Adapt Amenities to Covid-19’s New Normal

Many senior living providers made the hard choice of shuttering their amenity spaces to prevent the spread of Covid-19. But as states across the country reopen for business, providers and the partners helping operate their amenities face an even harder challenge: safely bringing residents back into those spaces. The challenges are steep. Take the example […]

Kendal CEO: Covid-19 Could Drive Permanent Wage Increases, University Partnerships

Senior care providers across the country are offering hourly wage increases, overtime pay and other incentives to encourage front line employees to continue providing care to residents during the coronavirus pandemic. In the process, this may be establishing a new wage baseline, Kendal Corporation President and CEO Sean Kelly told Senior Housing News. Senior living […]

CCRCs’ Covid-19 Plans Must Handle Large Campuses, Complex Operations

Continuing care retirement communities face unique challenges in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their large sizes, multiple entry points, varying levels of care acuities and layers of government regulations place added pressures on ensuring the safety of residents and containing the spread of the virus if someone tests positive. But providers can adapt their communicable […]

Shortage of Supplies Rapidly Worsens In Senior Living as Covid-19 Spreads

Assisted living and skilled nursing facilities across the U.S. already contending with acute shortages in personal protective equipment amidst the evolving Covid-19 pandemic will soon run out of supplies unless drastic and creative actions are taken. Without such action, 20% of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities will run out of PPE inventory within the […]

Movers & Shakers: LCS Hires Development and Real Estate Leader; Oakmont Names Health Services VP

LCS Hires Development and Real Estate Business Leader LCS has Charles Murphy as executive vice president and senior managing director of development and real estate. Murphy, who joins LCS in mid-February, is responsible for strategy and performance oversight of the LCS Development and LCS Real Estate companies. He has previously worked in leadership roles at […]