New York Times Article Raises Concerns Over Dementia Care in Assisted Living

Assisted living communities are taking in an increasing number of dementia residents, but memory care services might not always be keeping these older adults safe and secure. That’s according to a Dec. 13 New York Times article produced in collaboration with Kaiser Health News. The article –“Dementia Patients Fuel Assisted Living’s Growth. Safety May Be Lagging” […]

NY Times: Post-Acute Facilities Not Needed By Most Knee, Hip Patients

The case for in-home rehab care following joint replacements is getting stronger and could be a threat for some post-acute facilities. Even for those living alone, in-home rehab services may be better for outcomes as well as for patients’ pocketbooks, The New York Times reported.  People are living longer lives and are requiring replacements of major […]

New York Times: Crisis Looms for Senior Housing

Assisted living communities that aren’t hitting the mark with customer service are part of a much larger crisis in senior housing, contributing opinion writer Ariel Arieff wrote in The New York Times’ Sunday edition on Jan. 29. Senior living providers will be familiar with the points raised by Arieff, including that affordable options are all […]

Editor’s Picks: Brookdale’s Bad News, Squirrel Attack

Here in Chicago, we continue to rejoice over the Cubs’ World Series victory (!) Wednesday night. But it’s also been quite an exciting week in the world of senior housing. HCP announced it will sell a Brookdale portfolio for over a billion dollars, Welltower is disposing of $4.1 billion in assets by year’s end … […]

Startup Taps Emotional Benefits of Technology for Seniors

Between on-demand services, wearables and other disruptive technology, senior care is set to be revolutionized in the years ahead as tech companies line up to serve the ever-increasing aging population. One startup is taking its own approach by tapping the psychological and emotional benefits that technology bears for seniors. The History Project, a digital storytelling platform, provides an intuitive outlet […]

NY Times: Graying America Paves Way For Greener Senior Living

As baby boomers age and seek healthier, greener senior living alternatives, the number of “eco-conscious” retirement communities — while still rare in the U.S. — is expected to grow in number, according to a recent New York Times article.  “Moving forward, in the next 20 years, these green communities will become the standard,” said Andrew […]

Most Read Senior Housing News: New Year Edition

The Senior Housing News team would like to wish our readers a happy new year! We will be suspending our daily emails for the remainder of the week in observance of New Year’s Day, but will resume our normal schedule on Monday, Jan. 5. To help kick off the new year, we’ve launched a redesigned website that’s […]

Most Read: Multifamily Developers Will Reshape Senior Living

In case you missed them… here are the top headlines grabbing SHN readers’ attention this week:  Multifamily Developers: The Gateway to Senior Housing’s Future — Non-industry institutions like hospitals and national multifamily housing developers may soon change the way the industry views senior living design. Alberto & Associates and its affiliate Ewing Cole envision future design to resemble […]

NY Times: The Aging Boom—In Prison

As the number of those incarcerated in America increases, so too does the demographic of those in prison who are aging.  Aging inmates — defined as starting anywhere from 50 to 65, depending on the state — make up the largest and fastest-growing segment of the American prison population, reports the New York Times in […]