In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (9/8/16)

(Rendering of The Sheridan at Laumeier Park, located in Sunset Hills, Mo.— Photo courtesy of Senior Lifestyle Corporation) Construction: Planned National Healthcare Development Plans Skilled Nursing Facility Located in Avondale, Arizona, a new transitional rehabilitation and skilled nursing facility will be built as part of a larger health care campus by National Healthcare Development. The […]

What Senior Living Gets Wrong about Sustainable Design

Sustainability is a hot topic in senior living right now, with providers and real estate investment trusts (REITs) alike going green to “save green.” But senior living designers and providers often wrongly overlook how sustainable design can benefit senior living residents, according to a new white paper from architecture firm Perkins Eastman. Often, when senior […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/18/16)

(Rendering of The Blake at Woodcreek Farms senior living community in Elgin, S.C. — Photo courtesy of Blake Management Group and Cardinal Ventures) Construction: Planned Developer Proposes $35 Million School Transformation into Senior Living City officials of Leesburg, Fla. recently approved plans for a developer to transform a historic school into a senior living community, reports […]

Best Repositioning 2015: An Intimate ‘Boutique’ CCRC

Nestled among high-end homes on a quiet, residential street in Los Altos, California, you’ll find The Terraces at Los Altos. Today, the buildings that house The Terraces at Los Altos’ assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care units fit in with the nice homes that surround them. But renovating American Baptist Homes of the West (ABHOW)’s continuing […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/11/16)

(The Healthcare Resort of Plano developed by Mainstreet and operated by The Ensign Group in Plano, Texas — Photo courtesy of Mainstreet) Construction: Planned Omega Communities Plans $45 Million Community for Ga. Birmingham, Ala.-based Omega Communities plans to begin construction later this year on a new $45 million continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Stockbridge, […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/4/16)

(Project rendering of Dominion Senior Living of Richmond located in Richmond, Ky.) Construction: Planned Dominion Senior Living Announces Master-Planned Community in Ky. Knoxville, Ky.-based senior housing provider Dominion Senior Living will soon begin construction on a new assisted living and memory care community in Richmond, Ky., the company announced this week. Dominion Senior Living of […]

Best of CCRC Design 2015: Old Meets New

Location was the name of the game when it came to the development of Balfour at Riverfront Park, the 2015 Senior Housing News Design Award winner for “Best CCRC.” Location is what prompted Balfour’s Founder and CEO Michael Schonbrun in 2005 to purchase the plot of land that would one day house Balfour at Riverfront […]

Now Announcing: Senior Housing Design Awards Winners 2015

From reclaimed urban property to blurring the lines between market rate and affordable housing, designers and architects are taking their senior living community plans to new heights. Dozens of communities stacked up in the 2015 Senior Housing News Design Awards, with new construction and renovation projects vying for the titles in each of seven categories: […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (11/19/15)

Construction: Planned Presbyterian SeniorCare Plans Memory Care Community for Pa.  Presbyterian SeniorCare this week announced plans to build a new memory care community—the first of its kind for Washington County, Pa. Woodside Place of Washington will be based on the Woodside Place of Oakmont community, one of the first residential Alzheimer’s care facilities in the […]

Top Hotel Chains Give Cues to Senior Living

While senior living has been taking note of hospitality offerings like wine bars for some time, there’s still more to learn from how top hotel chains and other industries are doing business— including building out staff-centric spaces to help with recruitment and retention. Gain insight into this and other trends in architecture and design in this Q&A series […]