How Data Differentiates Good from Great Senior Living Providers

This article is part of your SHN+ membership The need to improve operations is driving all that senior living operators do as they pivot to the offensive.  One big pressure point is the need to do more with less. In 2024, operators are living that mantra in a variety of ways, from maintaining staffing expenditures […]

Senior Living Operators Manage ‘Balancing Act’ of Rising Acuity, Falling Margins

Rising resident acuity is impacting senior living margins, and in response operators are getting creative to make bottom line improvements even as challenges remain. In recent years, especially with the pandemic, operators have said residents are arriving in senior living communities with more care needs than in the past. That phenomenon is shaping the future […]

Pegasus Builds On New Staffing Model, Eyeing Growth, Memory Care Evolution

If you asked Pegasus Senior Living CEO Chris Hollister what keeps him up at night, he might tell you it’s the ongoing challenges in staffing.That is especially challenging in memory care. But thanks to predictive analytics and quantitative data analysis, improvements are already playing out for the company. Since the launch of Pegasus’ staffing model, […]

Pegasus Senior Living Sees Clear Path to 90% Occupancy With ‘Souped Up’ Strategy

Thanks to a data-first analytics approach inspired by the film “Moneyball,” Pegasus Senior Living is on an upward trajectory in staffing and occupancy. The Dallas, Texas-based senior living provider is thinking about more operations growth internally than external growth. With current capital market constraints, CEO Chris Hollister sees select acquisition opportunities for external expansion and […]

Inside the Treatments, Tech and Tools Pushing Memory Care Into the Future

By Sloane Airey The future of memory care lies in technology, treatments and training. As the incoming baby boomer generation looms large over the industry, memory care operators and experts are in 2023 employing tools that include AI-powered tech, new Alzheimer’s-fighting drugs, and tried-and-true methods to move the sector forward for residents across the country. […]

Next Generation of Memory Care: Massive Demand, Daunting Challenges Fuel Innovation

Editor’s Note: We are thrilled to launch Memory Care Business, a weekly newsletter that will inform memory care professionals about the latest clinical innovations, breakthroughs in medical research and technology, best practices in operations, deals shaping the sector, and more. Thank you to those who have already subscribed, and we invite others to click here […]

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, […]