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 […]

Medicare Advantage Insurer Anthem Wants to ‘Push Innovation Buttons’ with Senior Living

As senior living providers assess how they can seize new opportunities in Medicare Advantage (MA), they should consider one of the nation’s largest insurance companies an interested potential partner. Indianapolis-based Anthem Inc. (NYSE: ANTM) is the largest for-profit managed health company under the Blue Cross and Blue Shield umbrella. It is also the most prominent […]

Senior Star, Sunrise, Erickson Living CCRC Among ‘Best Workplaces’ in Senior Housing

Senior Star, Sunrise Senior Living and an Erickson Living continuing care retirement community (CCRC) are among the top 50 senior housing workplaces in the U.S., according to a new list focused on the aging services sector from Fortune magazine research partner Great Place to Work. The first-ever list, which is currently available online and is set to be published […]

Asian Conglomerate Keppel Acquires 50% Stake in Watermark for $77 Million

Watermark Retirement Communities, one of the largest senior housing operators in the United States, has a new equity partner to help drive growth in both U.S. and international markets. Keppel Corporation—a Singapore-based company known for building offshore oil rigs—is acquiring a 50% stake in Watermark for around $77.3 million. In addition to the company’s substantial […]

HCP ‘Making Massive Progress’ Reinventing its Senior Housing Portfolio

HCP, Inc. (NYSE: HCP) has set out to reinvent its senior housing portfolio, and company leaders believe that they are “making massive progress.” The Irvine, California-based real estate investment trust (REIT) is currently “remaking [its senior housing portfolio] in a pretty dramatic way,” switching up the properties it owns, the providers it works with, the […]