Senior Housing Operators Must Address Risks as Liability Insurance Costs Grow

Faced with rising liability insurance costs, senior housing providers are working with insurers and insurance brokers to address the issue by identifying and managing risks. Liability insurance rates are expected to rise by as much as 30% in 2019, according to insurance broker Willis Towers Watson. The growth in claims, payouts and settlements is so […]

Welltower, Johns Hopkins Unveil Assisted Living Quality Framework

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has released the results of a study conducted for the health care real estate investment trust (REIT) by Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM) that may eventually establish best operating practices in assisted living and memory care communities across the country. The National Assisted Living Quality report is the result of a three-plus-year process […]

Silverado Pilots New Program to Reduce Parkinson’s Stigma

Irvine, California-based senior living provider Silverado has launched a new pilot program to maximize functioning for its residents living with Parkinson’s disease, as well as to help reduce the stigma that surrounds the disease and other movement disorders. So far, the new program is being piloted in one community in Chicago and one in Houston. The new program […]

Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: REIT Mega Deal, LTC Properties

Washington Nursing Facility Sells for $6.6 Million  Shoreline Health and Rehab, a 106-bed skilled nursing facility in Shoreline, Wash., recently sold for $6.625 million, a purchase price driven, in part, by its $3 million renovation in 2012, according to Evans Senior Investments, which facilitated the sale. “Although well-managed from an expense perspective, the facility historically […]

How Memory Care Communities Are Tackling the NFL’s Concussion Crisis

After sustaining years of head-on collisions playing America’s billion-dollar pastime, a growing number of former NFL players are being diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) — a result of concussions from head-banging. And memory care providers are taking note, with one former NFL player creating the first sports-themed memory care community that is slated to […]

New HIPAA Rules a Game Changer for Assisted Living

Data privacy and security are not new issues to senior living operators, and many have made serious headway in protection of protected health information (PHI) with the onset of technology advances. But recent changes to the The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) are causing providers to revisit, refresh and in some […]

Senior Housing Development Heats Up in Arizona Post-Recession

Arizona has long been seen as a retirement destination, but with home values beginning to recover in hard hit areas like Phoenix, some developers are seeing it as a brand new opportunity for senior living. “The last couple of years have been on the quiet side for senior housing development—the [real estate] market in general,” […]

Senior Living Providers: Memory Care Isn’t One Size Fits All

Senior living providers practice a variety of innovative techniques when managing aggressive behaviors that can be typical of residents with dementia, and they agree one of the biggest components is proactivity. Know Your Residents This typically means knowing each resident and being familiar with their history and their patterns of behavior, says Janet Haynes, RN, […]