Entry-Fee CCRC Model Seen As Less ‘Endangered’ — But Less Appealing — Than Before Pandemic

Senior living professionals are more confident in the viability of the traditional continuing care retirement community (CCRC)/life plan community model today than they were before the Covid-19 pandemic.  However, the picture is complicated by the fact that many industry pros believe that entrance-fee communities are less attractive today than they were in 2019. That’s according […]

Memory Care Innovations Take Hold in Wake of Covid-19

Covid-19 presented unique challenges for memory care providers. These challenges included limiting the ability of residents to walk about freely and congregate with each other, and ensuring the stability of their daily routines. Additionally, a report from the Alzheimer’s Association found that people with cognitive decline were more likely to contract Covid-19 than their healthier […]

Transactions & Financings: Focus’ $165M Portfolio Acquisition; Sabra’s $29M Transaction

Focus Healthcare Partners is adding more independent living to its senior housing portfolio. The Chicago-based health care real estate investor acquired four independent living communities in the metro Atlanta market, totaling 559 units, for $164.5 million. The communities are operated by Edmond, Oklahoma-based owner and provider, Mansions Senior Living. Focus purchased the portfolio through its […]

In the Pipeline: New Pocket Neighborhood in Texas; $140M Methodist Retirement Communities Project

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, an annual competition that recognizes cutting-edge design, excellence, and innovation in senior living. Submissions are currently open. Construction: Planned Active Adult Pocket Neighborhood Community Planned in Texas The pocket neighborhood trend is growing in the Lone Star State. Kara […]

5 Top Covid-19 Lessons In Senior Living Operations, Design and Marketing

Senior living providers have grappled with many hardships due to Covid-19, but since the first state lockdown orders went out in mid-March, they have also amassed a wealth of knowledge around fighting the deadly disease. Today, many of them feel more confident that they can keep the disease out of their communities, or at least […]

Senior Living Providers Create ‘Next Normal’ With Dining, Disinfection Changes

As the U.S. gradually reopens after nearly four months of lockdowns in response to the coronavirus pandemic, senior living communities can take cues from how various businesses operate in the new normal. Plans for restaurants operating at reduced capacities or with only socially distanced, outdoor dining can be adopted by providers looking to re-open dining […]

‘Smaller is Better’: Covid-19 Primes Senior Living for Rise of Small-House Models

Small-house senior living may be well-suited to handle the disruptions of the Covid-19 era. This may help boost the model’s popularity going forward — but the industry will first need to overcome obstacles regarding the way these communities are developed, financed and licensed. Just ask Jim Stroud, co-founder and former chairman of Capital Senior Living […]