Skender, IKEA Initiatives Bring Promise of Prefab Senior Housing Closer to Reality

Large players such as Skender and IKEA are betting that prefab building practices can help meet the rising demand for senior housing. Chicago-based Skender has morphed in the past 18 months from a general contractor to a vertically integrated manufacturer of prefabricated modular building components for multifamily, senior housing, health care and commercial buildings. The […]

10 Ideas Shaping the Future of Senior Living Development

Buildings designed to promote wellness, ambitious urban communities, clusters of small homes created with cutting-edge tech  — and even senior living at sea. These are among the ideas shaping the future of senior living development, as revealed earlier this year at Senior Housing News’ inaugural BUILD event. With the Fourth of July fast approaching, we’re […]

Intergenerational Model for Dementia Care Taking Shape Around Bill Thomas’ Minka Homes

One group in western Pennsylvania believes a possible solution to treating people with dementia is through building an intergenerational community, and is working with senior care innovator Dr. Bill Thomas to create such a community with 3-D printed tiny homes. The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging (CCAAA) will soon break ground on Village of […]

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 […]