Why Alzheimer’s Could Be Near Its ‘Magic Johnson Moment’ in Becoming Manageable Condition

When basketball legend Magic Johnson announced in 1991 that he had been diagnosed with HIV, the news carried the weight of a nearly certain death sentence. But of course, Johnson would be fortunate enough to survive until the advent of effective treatments, and he is living a full life three decades after his diagnosis. It’s […]

What Great Resignation’s End Means for Senior Living Labor Outlook

This article is a part of your SHN+ membership Senior Star was down to 30 open positions across the company as of a few weeks ago. That’s a notable statistic, considering that the Tulsa, Oklahoma-based provider — like so many senior living operators — has faced severe labor challenges in the last few years. In […]

In the Pipeline: Erickson Senior Living Upgrades 16 Sites; Distinctive Living Plans Reuse 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. Construction: Planned Distinctive Living plans Connecticut community Senior living operator Distinctive Living and its development platform Distinctive Development recently announced redevelopment plans of a senior living […]

What to Expect in Senior Living Rate Increases for 2023 — and How Consumers Might React

Senior living operators across the country are preparing residents for some of the most aggressive rate increases in industry history, as providers stare down another year beset with higher costs and labor pressures. In the current environment, increasing resident rates often has little to no impact on recovering margin lost during the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead, […]

Avenida Partners With Winter Properties To Drive Active Adult Development, Adds Senior Living Talent

Avenida Partners has been on the leading edge of the growing active adult rental market, with a pipeline of ground-up development projects. Now, Avenida will expand that development platform through a newly formed venture with Winter Properties, a vertically integrated real estate investment, management and development company. With Avenida already having undertaken nine projects, the […]

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 […]

Inside the Wellness-Driven Memory Care Models of Senior Star, Sunshine Retirement

Many senior living providers have been pivoting to wellness in their operational models, and memory care is no exception. But given the particular needs of memory care residents, fostering a wellness-first approach is not easy. Bringing wellness into memory care involves engaging multiple stakeholders, specific training, transforming physical spaces, and integrating technology. Most importantly, memory […]

Senior Star’s Thomas Brothers: Aligned Partnerships Key to Future Strategy, Enabled Welltower Deal

Twin brothers Bill and Bob Thomas achieved success as multifamily housing entrepreneurs in the 1970s — but their situation changed in the next decade. “We thought we were the smartest guys on the block … and then the 80s hit,” Bill Thomas told Senior Housing News, during an interview at the American Seniors Housing Association […]

Pushed to Brink by Labor Challenges, Senior Living Should Think Bigger About Employee Ownership and Profit Sharing

I was excited this week to attend the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) Mid-Year Meeting — my first in-person conference since the Covid-19 pandemic reached U.S. shores. After two jam-packed days of conversations with industry leaders, it’s no surprise that workforce challenges were a consistent theme. More surprising to me, several conversations turned to ideas […]