Senators: Unclear Rule May Cause Assisted Living Move-Outs

Some assisted living residents may be forced to move under a recently finalized federal rule, causing two U.S. Senators to take action. Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri), co-chairs of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, penned a letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), expressing their concern with a […]

Movers & Shakers: NCAL’s New Board Member

Senior Lifestyle Announces New EVP, Chief Administrative Officer Senior Lifestyle, an owner, operator and developer of senior living communities, announced the promotion of Justin Robins to executive vice president and chief administrative officer. Robins has served in various roles at Senior Lifestyle, including financial analyst, director of development, director of hospitality, vice president of capital and […]

3 Rules of Managing Millennials in Senior Living

With a labor crisis in store that includes a worker shortage and wage pressures ahead, health care organizations are grappling with yet another workforce challenge: the rise of the millennials. Millennials, or those born roughly between 1982 and 2000, comprise the largest generation since the baby boom. Known for being “job hoppers,” “entitled,” and the […]

Movers & Shakers: Kisco’s New CFO

Mainstreet Hires Green House Founder Bill Thomas Mainstreet, a national investment company, has hired Dr. Bill Thomas as its new director of innovative health care. Thomas is the creator of The Green House, a model of care that focuses on a smaller scale of residents. He is a Harvard-Trained geriatrician and internationally recognized expert on […]

Movers & Shakers: Five Star’s New CFO

Five Star Quality Care Appoints Richard A. Doyle as CFO and Treasurer Senior living and health care services company Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (NYSE: FVE) announced the election of Richard A. Doyle as its chief financial officer and treasurer. He was elected by Five Star’s board of directors. Doyle previously served as chief financial […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for May, Part III

Riderwood Appoints Jeff Kimbell as Director of Dining Services Silver Spring, Maryland-based Riderwood, a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) managed by Erickson Living, has appointed Jeff Kimbell as director of dining services. Kimbell brings more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry to this leadership position, 14 of which are with Erickson Living. He […]

Heard at NIC: The Top 10 Buzzwords in Senior Housing

The biggest names in senior living converged at this year’s National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) conference in Chicago. While the panels’ topics varied as widely as the operators, developers, REITs and third-party vendors who attended, a few key subjects permeated many of the senior living sessions. SHN compiled the following list […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for August, Part IV

Elder Care Alliance Names Vice President of Operations Elder Care Alliance, a nonprofit system of assisted living and memory care communities in the San Francisco Bay Area, announced James McKie as vice president of operations. McKie began his career in real estate as a residential property manager. Prior to joining Elder Care Alliance, he was […]

NCAL Report: Which States Have Evolving Assisted Living Regulations and Policies?

Sixteen states made changes to assisted living regulations, statutes, and policies in 2011, according to the National Center for Assisted Living’s 2012 edition of “Assisted Living State Regulatory Review,” and several more have changes in the works. Four of those states (Georgia, Nevada, North Carolina, and South Dakota) made “major” changes, according to Karl Polzer, […]