Why Standalone Memory Care Providers are Struggling With Occupancy

Some standalone memory care providers are having a rough go of it. Take Lake Oswego, Oregon-based Anthem Memory Care, which is having trouble raising equity and paying its quarterly rent in full to LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC), its real estate investment trust (REIT) landlord. Anthem, for its part, expects to resolve certain staffing and occupancy issues within […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (8/3/17)

Construction: Planned Charter Senior Living to Manage New Alabama Community  LifeCenters Communities for Seniors is partnering with Naperville, Illinois-based Charter Senior Living Charter on a forthcoming community in Hampton Cove, Alabama. The planned community will have 190 independent living, assisted living and memory care units, according to a press release. Construction is slated to begin in […]

Dished: Hot New Trends in Memory Care Dining

(Thrive Dining photo courtesy of Watermark Retirement Communities) The way some memory care programs feed their residents is rapidly changing. At many senior living communities, the standard mealtime practice for seniors with dementia is for caregivers to feed them things like chicken nuggets, fish sticks, french fries and purees. Those foods are easily identifiable and don’t require utensils to […]

Monday Jump-Start: Brookdale Sale Rumors Continue

Senior living communities across the country celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday, with teas, fundraisers, and even more creative events. This year, Mother’s Day came after a big news week for the industry, led by a $7.4 billion merger. Also making headlines, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) had its best quarter in a while from an […]

Silverado Branches Out From Memory Care With ‘Vivra’ Concept

One senior living company best known for providing memory care to seniors is branching out and piloting a new concept. It focuses on people who do not have memory impairments and may be in need of help, but not as much help as skilled nursing. Irvine, California-based Silverado opened its first “Vivra” neighborhood of about 25 beds […]

Fordyce Out as Senior Lifestyle COO

After serving as chief operating officer at Senior Lifestyle for just over a year, Lisa Fordyce is no longer with the Chicago-based provider. Fordyce’s resignation is effective as of April 4, Senior Lifestyle confirmed to Senior Housing News. The company’s current Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer Justin Robins will serve as Interim COO. “This […]

Monday Jump-Start: Don’t Count on REITs Buying Brookdale

Happy Monday! It’s an exhausting time—March Madness is in full swing, and seemingly everyone in Chicago is recovering from week-long St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Before we descend into even more March Madness, here’s a recap of what we covered last week: California-based memory care provider Silverado will be making its East Coast debut in early […]

How Silverado Plans to Become a Coast-to-Coast Provider

Silverado was the eighth-largest memory care provider nationally as of 2016, and the company now is set to grow its footprint by expanding into a new part of the country. A property being developed in Alexandria, Virginia, will be the first foray into an East Coast market for Irvine, California-based Silverado. Scheduled to open in […]

USC Forges Path to Senior Living Executive Education

With an increasing emphasis on the education of new and prospective leaders, the senior living industry is also under way with a push to educate existing leaders—an effort pioneered in part by several executives and two world-renowned schools at the University of Southern California.  Now in its third year, USC’s three-day Senior Living Executive Course […]