PBS: LGBT Community Faces Unique Retirement Crisis

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) older Americans are facing a retirement crisis for reasons separate from those of their straight brethren, writes PBS media partner Next Avenue in a recent column, adding that there are a growing number of same-sex retirement communities around the country. The article is part of Twin Cities Public Television Next […]

Most Shared: Sunrise Targets Huge Opportunity

Senior Housing News wrote them, you read them and passed them along to your friends and colleagues. Here are the most shared posts from SHN this week: How Designers Are Transforming the Senior Living Experience — As top designers look toward the future for guidance in planning today’s newest senior housing developments, architect Joyce Polhamus offers some […]

PBS Column: Why America’s Elder Care System is All Wrong

The elder care system in America is valuing risk aversion to resident care, writes PBS media partner Next Avenue in a recent column. The article is part of Twin Cities Public Television Next Avenue’s year-long project about aging well, planning for the changes aging brings and shaping how society thinks about aging. “America’s elder care system […]

3 Risks REITs Take With RIDEA-Structured Deals

Most of the major healthcare-focused real estate investment trusts have utilized the RIDEA structure for at least some of their deals in the seven or so years it’s been available, but the structure bears risks as well as reward, warns a law firm in a recent blog post.  HCP is the latest major REIT to […]

PBS: NY Age Friendly Program Delays Need for Assisted Living

A program launched in New York City in 2009 to allow seniors to remain independent rather than seek institutional alternatives says it is seeing success after just a few years in operation.  The initiative, Age-Friendly New York City, launched with $4 million in funding from several sources including the mayor’s office, City Council, New York […]

Media Responds to Assisted Living Investigative Report

In response to an investigative report by PBS/Frontline that aired last week on the assisted living industry and Emeritus specifically, mainstream media has turned its coverage to the topic, in some cases raising similar questions to those addressed by Frontline, but also largely defending the industry.  Forbes ran a column following the broadcast, which it […]