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 […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/15/15)

Construction: Planned Chamberlain Senior Care Buys Land for $15 Million Senior Housing Campus Cincinnati-based Chamberlain Senior Care, LLC, recently announced that it has acquired a 14.8-acre property in eastern Jefferson County in Louisville, Ky.—a site that will be home to what the company promises to be a “cruise ship on land.” The Jefferson County Board […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/1/15)

(Bader House in San Antonio, Texas – Built by Uncommon Care with interior design by studioSIX5) Construction: Planned O’Reilly Development Plans Two Senior Living Projects for Mo. Springfield, Mo.-based O’Reilly Development Company is planning two new senior living projects: an $18.4 million development in Nixa, Mo., and a $35.8 million development in St. Charles, Mo., […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (8/6/15)

Construction: Planned Omega, Maplewood Senior Living to Co-Develop $246 Million NYC Community This week, Hunt Valley, Md.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) and Westport, Conn.-based operator Maplewood Senior Living announced they will co-develop a $246 million luxury senior living community on Manhattan’s Upper East Side.  The luxury senior living residence […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (6/25/15)

(Chateau Waters Kitchen and Living Space – Photo Courtesy of Chateau Waters) Construction: Planned Northern Calif. Provider Closes Land Deal for 173-Unit Project Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services (NCPHS) last week announced it has officially closed on an $11.2 million purchase of land in Walnut Creek, Calif. where it plans to build a continuing […]

Why The Small House Model Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

Healthier, happier residents. More visitors. Easier staff recruitment and less turnover. All these positive outcomes have been reported by senior living providers that have introduced a so-called household or small house model of care. Unfortunately, many of these providers also report one major drawback: Increased costs. Providers could be forgiven for thinking that household-style care […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (4/16/15)

Construction: Planned CA Ventures Planning Assisted Living Project in Kansas City Area Chicago-based real estate investment, development and management firm CA Ventures gained approval from the Overland Park Planning Commission this week for a special-use permit and final development plan for a 116-bed assisted living facility it plans to build within a $350 million mixed-use […]