Senior Housing Crystal Ball: Top Execs’ 2018 Predictions

Now that 2017 has officially come to a close, the senior housing industry is looking ahead to what 2018 may bring. Here’s what some top industry executives are predicting when it comes to staffing, regulations, resident preferences and more in the new year: Chris Winkle, CEO of Sunrise Senior Living: “2018 will bring continued opportunities to […]

Mather, Watermark Hammer Out Plans for New Highrise Senior Living

Aging baby boomers are attracted to urban centers, but meeting the demand for downtown senior living is not easy. Two operators, Mather LifeWays and Watermark Retirement Communities, are getting in on the action but taking different approaches to offering senior housing in the city. Evanston, Illinois-based Mather LifeWays is making its first foray on the […]

Mather Plans High-Rise Life Plan Community Near Washington, D.C.

Urban, high-rise senior housing communities are becoming all the rage once again, with several examples recently popping up in places like New York City, Dallas and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Now, Mather LifeWays is getting in on the action. The Evanston, Illinois-based company is planning to build a 668,435-square-foot life plan community in Tysons, Virginia, according to a […]

Life Plan Communities Seek to Increase Engagement, Manage Rogue Residents

People living in life plan communities desire more transparency about business and operational matters, putting pressure on providers to meet these rising expectations while managing pitfalls, including “rogue” residents. That’s according to Evanston, Illinois-based senior housing provider Mather LifeWays and its research arm, the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging, which partnered with Ziegler, Life Care Services and […]

SHN Jobs – Apply Now for Exec. Directors, Capital Markets, VP Positions and More

The senior living and senior housing industry continues setting their sights on growth through new hires as more job opportunities for industry professionals come online. In this week’s SHN jobs listing, companies such as Symphony Senior Living, Provident Village, Mather LifeWays and many others are seeking qualified professionals to join their teams. SHN subscribers and […]

Editor’s Picks: Welltower CEO’s Fighting Words

It’s been a busy week in the senior living industry. Our coverage included a recently released report that noted how emotional labor takes its toll on senior living’s frontline staff, and how a merger between NorthStar and Colony is set to create a $17 billion real estate investment trust (REIT). Readers were eager to learn […]

How ‘Emotional Labor’ Burns Out Senior Living Staff

Senior living frontline staff learn to master many skills on the job—including, as it turns out, a type of behavior that they feel is expected of them and can lead to burnout. Specifically, these staff regularly engage in surface acting, which means acting one way on the surface but feeling another way on the inside, all while […]