Senior Living Interior Design Evolves to Meet Boomers’ Tastes

Over the past decade, designing for the senior living industry has changed a great deal. Much of the senior living industry has moved away from institutional features, and instead embraced upscale concepts such as destination fast casual eateries or larger living units. That evolution in design and services has forced many interior designers to start thinking outside of the […]

In the Pipeline: Ascent Living to Open in Denver, CA Senior Living Breaks Ground Near Pittsburgh

In the Pipeline is brought to you by the Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards. Sign up for the SHN Architecture & Design Newsletter from SHN for updates on architecture and design trends, the annual SHN Awards Competition. Construction: Planned Focus Property Group, Ascent Living Planning Denver Community Property investor and developer Focus Property Group […]

‘Exact Opposite Now’: How Senior Living Design Has Changed Over 20 Years

Pictured above: Dean Maddalena, president of studioSIX5 America’s aging demographic is ushering in a new style of senior housing community—one that looks remarkably different from those that gained popularity 20 years ago. In fact, in some key respects the industry has done done a 180-degree about-face, and what once was “taboo” now is in demand. Senior Housing […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/2/17)

(Rendering of formal dining room at Edgemere, located in Dallas, Texas — photo courtesy of Edgemere) Construction: Planned Independent Living Building Planned in Hingham, Massachusetts Erickson Senior Living is planning a new independent living community in Hingham, Massachusetts. The 156,378-square-foot, seven-story building will add 104 independent living homes to the already-established Linden Ponds. Willard Square will also […]

Best of Independent Living Design 2016: Creating an Urban ‘Wow’ Factor

Overture Plano isn’t your grandma’s senior housing community. “Hip,” “young” and “actually really livable” are all apt ways to describe the 2016 Senior Housing News Design Award winner for Best Independent Living, according to people close to the project. The 169-unit community in Plano, Texas, was designed to attract active adults 55 years old and older—and […]

Editor’s Picks: Brookdale for Sale?

As confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet took place on Capitol Hill, we brought readers the most recent news in the senior housing world. Namely, private equity giant Blackstone Group is rumored to be in talks to acquire Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD); assisted living occupancy fell to its lowest level since 2010; and […]

What Senior Living Communities Get Wrong About Renovations

Competition is on the rise in the senior housing industry, with even the country’s most massive providers feeling the heat. The pressure older senior housing communities feel to stand out in this growing crowd is palpable, and for good reason. As newer, flashier senior housing begins opening in various markets across the United States, older communities are “scrambling” […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/5/17)

(Photo of the main dining room at Watercrest of San Jose, located in Jacksonville, Florida — photo courtesy of StudioSIX5) Construction: Planned Thrive Senior Living Community Planned A memory care community in Marietta, Georgia is planned. The Thrive Memory Care at East Cobb will have a home-like feel with a living area, dining area, sunroom and […]

Last Chance to Apply—Design Awards Deadline Extended

If you have yet to nominate your community for the 2016 Senior Housing News Architecture & Design Awards, we have good news—due to overwhelming demand, we’ve extended the deadline through the weekend to Monday, November 14 5:00pm EST. Don’t miss your chance to win. Download the Hottest Architecture & Design Trends in Senior Living Report for […]

Editor’s Picks: $145 Million False Claims Settlement

This week, our most read stories revolved around a record-high False Claims Act settlement for a Tennessee-based skilled nursing provider; newly launched digital shadow boxes for memory care communities; and a new entrant into the senior housing lending business. Here in the newsroom, we enjoyed listening to a 92-year-old comedian do a stand-up routine at […]