‘Push the Envelope’: Architects Rethink Senior Living Design for the Boomers

Architects and designers are pushing the envelope of senior living design in an effort to meet the preferences of the incoming baby boomer generation. Though the bulk of the cohort is still years away from reaching average senior living age, companies are preparing now by reimagining the basic senior living community design with efficiency, resident […]

Perkins Eastman, Hord Coplan Macht, Ryan Cos. Top New Senior Living Design Firm Rankings

Perkins Eastman, Hord Coplan Macht and Ryan Companies’ architectural and engineering division Ryan A+E are the top three companies on a new list of 80 senior living architecture firms. Compiled by design and construction publication Building Design + Construction as part of its annual Giants 400 Report, the “Top 80 Senior Living Facility Architecture + […]

10 Most-Read Senior Housing News Stories of 2021

While senior living operators continued to battle the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021, the industry was being reshaped by blockbuster deals. It’s no surprise that Atria Senior Living’s acquisition of Holiday Retirement — with Welltower (NYSE: WELL) investing in 86 Holiday properties — led to the most-read story on Senior Housing News in the last 12 […]

Balfour CEO: Pipeline With Welltower On Track To Bring Luxury Model To East Coast Metros

After forging a partnership with Welltower (NYSE: WELL) in 2019, Balfour Senior Living CEO Michael Schonbrun spoke of plans to expand the portfolio — including by bringing the company’s high-end model to the East Coast for the first time. Despite the unexpected challenges posed by Covid-19, work on the development pipeline moved forward, and details […]

Movers & Shakers: New President at Senior Living Residences; Solera Names Chief Clinical and Wellness Officer

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Reshaping Senior Living Post-Pandemic: 3 Areas of Focus

With vaccination rates high and occupancy starting to tick up, now is the time for senior living providers to reevaluate their plans for the future in light of Covid-19. “If you haven’t focused on strategic planning because you’ve been in the middle of Covid, we totally understand that — but now is the time to […]

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 […]