New Demand Dynamics Could Alter Industry’s Assisted Living Vs. Independent Living Balance

This article is part of your SHN+ subscription During last week’s Q2 2023 earnings call, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) CEO Cindy Baier characterized the company’s focus on higher-acuity settings as a competitive differentiator. “Our diverse portfolio of communities, with a higher mix of assisted living and memory care, sets us apart from the industry, […]

How Generations, Maxwell Group, Autumn Glen Are Building New Wellness-Focused Business Models

Senior living operators are using new operating models and technology to attract the next generation of residents. At the center of some of those efforts are business models built on enriching and supporting resident wellbeing. The industry at large is full of new ideas in this regard, from developing health monitoring programs and drafting personalized […]

Wellness, Dining Innovations Show Senior Living Industry Can Go Bolder

The senior living consumer base is evolving, and the historically sluggish pace of senior living innovation must speed up to meet new expectations and desires. Luxury is being redefined, palates are becoming more discerning, and coveted younger residents are more sophisticated about what “wellness” means and how their living environment is involved. These were among […]

Why Active Adult is at a Chaotic Crossroads

Last week, I attended ASHA’s 2022 Mid-Year Meeting in Colorado. One topic seemed to be on everyone’s mind: The rise of active adult. Over the last couple of years, investors, owners and operators have embraced the product type as a way to reach the baby boomers the moment they reach retirement age. But even as […]

Maxwell Group Planning Hybrid Single-Family Home, Active Adult Rental Concept

While Maxwell Group President Ben Thompson sees plenty of demand for active adult communities, he doesn’t think the product type adequately meets it. Specifically, he believes too many communities position themselves as senior housing communities when they are really just age-restricted apartments at heart — and that it waters down the supposed value of the […]

Supply Chain Disruption Brings Senior Living Woes, Kendal Launches Quantum GPO

Consumers shopping online are encountering “out of stock” messages far more frequently, automakers and retailers are curtailing holiday advertising due to product shortages, and headlines warn of a Thanksgiving without turkeys. Snarled and disrupted global supply chains are a major factor behind all these issues, and senior living providers are feeling the effects of these […]

Promising Signs on Labor, But Senior Living’s Shortcomings on Workforce Have Been Exposed

The ongoing workforce crisis has been among the hottest topics at this week’s National Investment for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) conference, and attention will be fixed on labor-related numbers when the largest publicly traded senior living owners and operators announce their Q3 2021 earnings later this week. While these earnings calls will provide some […]

Movers & Shakers: New Maxwell Group Operations VP; Friendship Senior Options Names Interim CEO

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