Senior Housing, Multifamily Developers Vie for Control of Active Adult

As interest in the active adult apartment rental product rises, it is becoming something of a no-man’s-land, with both senior housing operators and multifamily developers attempting to stake their claim to the lucrative, promising space. According to new data and a new report from Senior Housing News, senior housing operators have no question as to […]

3 Innovative Senior Housing Projects That Hold Lessons For Nonprofits

Nonprofit senior living providers have historically driven innovation in the field, but there is some concern that they are being eclipsed in this regard by for-profit competitors that are controlling more market share, can bring capital to bear more quickly and have a higher risk tolerance.  The differences between nonprofits and for-profits may not be […]

4 Trends Driving Senior Housing Design in the U.S. and Abroad

As U.S.-style senior living gains traction overseas, international designs are reflecting some of the same trends that are hot in domestic markets. But like snowflakes, no two markets are alike, D2 Architecture President David Dillard told Senior Housing News. “‘International’ is too broad a term,” he said. Senior housing professionals expanding beyond the U.S. must […]

4 Characteristics of Standout Senior Living Designs

The pressure to meet local market demands while standing out from the senior living competition is becoming ever greater, leading to more diverse and dynamic building designs. Still, creating exceptionally innovative and impressive projects is a big challenge. The buildings that have succeeded can be valuable guides and inspirations for others. This just one reason […]

Clean Slate Project Offers Blueprint for Senior Living’s Future

Picture a vertical, mixed-use community with a senior living component where residents have access to retail, health care and entertainment, using virtual reality platforms to connect older adults with similar interests, or creating new organs for the body via 3D printers. These innovations are either already here or on the horizon, and they can be […]

Designing Senior Living for a New Hospitality, Health Care Paradigm

Senior living communities are beginning to take a new approach to blending hospitality with more robust health care, in a trend sure to influence future developments. In the past, private-pay senior living providers often set themselves apart from more institutional options by emphasizing a hospitality approach inspired by hotels, and taking a light touch with […]

New Competition Drives Senior Living Nonprofits to Mull Unconventional Ideas

Senior housing and care nonprofits simply can’t do things the same-old way — especially as for-profit providers ratchet up the pressure in many markets across the U.S. That was among the top takeaways during a Tuesday afternoon session at this year’s LeadingAge Illinois Meeting & Expo in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Illinois. The discussion […]