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 […]

HCP Acquires 9 Discovery Communities for $445 Million

HCP (NYSE: HCP) has inked a $445 million deal to acquire nine senior housing communities operated by Discovery Senior Living as part of a flurry of recent activity. The Irvine, California-based real estate investment trust (REIT) also acquired three Oakmont Senior Living buildings and has expanded its RIDEA partnerships with Oakmont and Sunrise Senior Living. […]

Transactions & Financings: Avamere Enters Arizona; Northbridge Buys New England Portfolio

Northbridge Senior Housing acquires 8-property New England senior housing portfolio Northbridge Senior Housing, through its Northbridge Strategic Housing Fund II, received acquisition financing for an eight-property senior housing portfolio in New England, totaling 565 units.The properties in the portfolio are: – Avita of Brunswick in Brunswick, Maine– Avita of Stroudwater in Westbrook, Maine– Avita of […]

Why Senior Living Providers Start Medicare Advantage Plans Despite Low Margins

Some senior living providers that have succeeded on a private-pay model with robust margins are now starting their own Medicare Advantage insurance plans — diversifying into a complicated business with much thinner profits. There is no simple explanation for why organizations such as McLean, Virginia-based Sunrise Senior Living and Bloomfield, New Jersey-based Juniper Communities are […]

Acts Communities Become Living Labs to Drive Better Brain Health

Acts Retirement-Life Communities is conducting a two-year study in its communities, tracking the changes in residents’ brain health habits as a result of participating in Total Brain Health classes offered across the portfolio. The results of the study may serve as a blueprint for maintaining brain health as seniors age. The study, conducted by Acts […]

Chicago Pacific Sees Upside in Owning Both Senior Housing, Medicare Advantage Companies

Chicago Pacific Founders (CPF) has begun acquiring Medicare Advantage companies, and leaders with the private investment fund are seeing synergies with the senior housing communities in their portfolio — with much greater integration likely in the future. “The plan is for it to grow exponentially,” CPF Founding Operating Partner John Rijos [pictured above] told Senior […]

Veteran Senior Living Leader Handelson Named CEO of Greystone Health Network

Stephanie Handelson, whose resume includes leadership positions across several senior living providers, has been tapped as the new CEO of Greystone Healthcare Management. In taking this position, Handelson will now lead a company that has a focus on skilled nursing. Tampa, Florida-based Greystone manages a portfolio of 28 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) across the Sunshine […]

How Senior Living Providers Can Profit as Medicare Advantage Gains Momentum

There is likely significant financial upside for senior living providers who embrace care coordination and Medicare Advantage (MA) — and a potential big risk for those that don’t. That was the central argument posed in a panel discussion at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) spring conference in San Diego. Under […]