Senior Living Executive Forecast: 2019 Business Trends, Challenges, Opportunities

In 2019, senior living providers need get over a “me first” mentality and get collaborative. Occupancy will remain stagnant and workforce challenges will grow more complicated, but changes in the U.S. economy and health care system could alleviate some pressures and create business opportunities. However, to take advantage of opportunities, providers might need to “detonate” […]

Dished: Top Food Trends Making Their Way to Senior Living Dining

The senior living industry has seen a veritable revolution in dining services over the last decade, and many of those trends started with restaurants and cafes across the country. It wasn’t long ago that convertible bistro/wine bars and fast-casual dining were relegated only to the world of consumer dining. But consumer trends change over time, […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/25/18)

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: In progress Kendal Breaks Ground on Expansions for Virginia CCRC The Kendal Company recently celebrated […]

How The Kendal Corp. Has Mastered University Partnerships

Senior housing experts have long touted university partnerships as the solution to several frustrating industry challenges: staffing shortages, occupancy headaches, unoriginal resident programming. Despite the general agreement that university partnerships do benefit senior housing providers, though, it can be difficult to ensure their ultimate success. That’s why, at some senior housing communities, choosing whether to […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: MidCap Financial, Capital Funding Group

MidCap Financial Arranges $7.9 Million Loan for Skilled Nursing Facility in Arizona Commercial finance company MidCap Financial recently arranged a $7.9 million, fixed-rate HUD 232/223(f) loan to refinance a 137-bed, 69-room skilled nursing facility in Sun City West, Arizona. The financing was arranged by MidCap Financial Housing Capital Inc. Managing Director Brett Patrick. Ziegler Closes […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (2/11/16)

(The Healthcare Resort of Plano developed by Mainstreet and operated by The Ensign Group in Plano, Texas — Photo courtesy of Mainstreet) Construction: Planned Omega Communities Plans $45 Million Community for Ga. Birmingham, Ala.-based Omega Communities plans to begin construction later this year on a new $45 million continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Stockbridge, […]

Fastest-Growing Nonprofit Senior Housing Providers

Ecumen, National Senior Campuses and Episcopal SeniorLife were among the fastest-growing nonprofit senior housing providers in 2014, according to the 2015 LeadingAge Ziegler 150. The LZ 150, now in its 12th edition, lists the largest not-for-profit systems offering aging services through senior living in the country, among other statistics. This year, the top three largest not-for-profit […]

Movers & Shakers — Kendal’s New President & CEO

Sean Kelly to Take the Helm at The Kendal Corporation in 2016 The Board members of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania’s The Kendal Corporation have selected Sean M. Kelly, the organization’s current director for new business development, to succeed John Diffey as president and CEO next year. Diffey notified the Board in March of his plans to […]

Ziegler, LeadingAge Rank Top 150 Nonprofit Senior Living Providers

LeadingAge and Ziegler have teamed once again to release their collaborative analysis of the largest not-for-profit senior living providers in the U.S., but this year the rankings go beyond the traditional top-100 to include the 150 largest organizations in the first-ever LZ 150. Now in its 11th edition, the LZ 150 ranks the largest nonprofit […]