Largest Senior Living Providers List Grows, No Surprises at the Top

There are no notable surprises at the top of Argentum’s 2019 list of the largest providers in senior living, although there are some new additions to the expanded list. The industry association’s overall list now includes 140 providers and 624,795 units, compared to last year’s total of 125 providers and 586,662 units. For the first […]

8 Senior Housing Execs Share What It Takes to Be a ‘Best Workplace’

All of the companies included in this year’s Best Workplaces for Aging Services list share one thing in common: one way or another, they built a winning culture. The list, released Thursday, ranked the top 50 companies for employee satisfaction for both large and small-to-medium senior housing and care companies. Some notable names on this […]

Sunrise’s Memory Care Blends Person-Centered Approach, Hospitality Elements

From caregiver-led singalong sessions to models that incorporate Montessori methods, there exists a wealth of varied operational practices in memory care these days. But the sheer number of innovative memory care concepts can also make it difficult for providers and caregivers to determine what works and what doesn’t. That challenge is heightened for McLean, Virginia-based […]

Welltower Posts Strong Senior Housing Numbers Amid Operator Reshuffles

Welltower’s (NYSE: WELL) senior housing portfolio performance continued to pace strong earnings in the second quarter of 2019 — a period marked by a flurry of transactions. Leadership of the Toledo, Ohio-based real estate investment trust put those deals in greater context during Wednesday’s earnings call. They were approached by a buyer who offered attractive […]

5 Tips for a Best-in-Class Memory Care Program

While senior living providers are often quick to highlight their memory care services as top-of-the-line, not all of them can back that sentiment up. All the while, consumers are using social media and online reviews to determine which providers offer quality memory care programming and which do not. Paired with an ongoing and slow recovery […]

Senior Living Heeds Lessons from a Decade of RIDEA

Publicly traded and private real estate investment trusts are entering into RIDEA structures with senior housing operators at a level not seen for at least three years. This reflects that REITs have a better understanding of how RIDEA works, after an initial flurry of activity a decade ago, and they are more selective with their […]

Transactions & Financings: Senior Living Communities’ $35M CCRC Acquisition; Sunrise Acquires New Jersey Site

Senior Living Communities acquires South Carolina CCRC Senior Living Communities acquired Wildewood Downs, a 248-unit continuing care retirement community in Columbia, South Carolina, for $35 million. The community will be operated by a SLC affiliate. The acquisition was financed by a $32.7 million loan from National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI), and includes capital expenses for renovations. The loan will have a […]

HCP Expects More Even Split Between Triple-Net, RIDEA in 2019

With its senior housing portfolio makeover largely in place, HCP (NYSE: HCP) is now turning its attention to triple-net leases that are coming up for renewal and adding to its RIDEA relationships. The Irvine, California-based health care real estate investment trust discussed its plans before an audience at the NAREIT 2019 Investor Conference in New […]

Atria CEO Moore Anticipates 5-Brand Portfolio Within a Year

As the partnership between Atria Senior Living and real estate developer Related Cos. continues to take shape, Atria CEO John Moore remains committed to the multi-brand portfolio approach — and he says an expansion is on the way this year. Currently, Atria operates communities under three brands, and Moore believes the company will reach five […]