New Washington Post Investigation Centers on Brookdale Senior Living Staffing Algorithm

Staffing algorithms like one used by the nation’s largest senior living operator are exacerbating work shortages and often underestimating the amount of care that older adults need, according to a new investigation from the Washington Post. The latest story, published Monday, centered mainly on a staffing algorithm used by Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) known […]

3 Lessons from the Washington Post’s Senior Living Takedown

This article is available as part of your SHN+ membership The senior living sector was rocked this week by the Washington Post’s series slamming assisted living. The three articles took aim at multiple facets of the senior living business but mainly focused on elopements among residents with memory care needs. Senior living associations and some […]

Editor’s Picks: ‘I’m Not Afraid’

This week, the heat was turning up in our home base of Chicago, but we kept it cool by bringing our readers the latest in the senior housing industry. We reported the most recent data from the National Investment Centers for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), which revealed some less-than-favorable statistics on occupancy during the […]

Best Bet for Senior Fall Prevention: Swimming

As senior care providers consider new ways to reduce hospitalization-infucing falls within their communities, new research suggests that one specific type of exercise is proving to have more success in fall prevention than others: swimming.  One in three U.S. adults 65 and older experience a fall in a given year, and the consequences can include broken […]

Philly Low-Income LGBT Seniors Housing Sets National Bar

A new Philadelphia-based building that caters to low-income seniors in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community may soon inspire similar models nationwide. The John C. Anderson apartments, a six-story building that opened recently in Center City, Philadelphia, has attracted residents from across the country, including Florida and New York, The Washington Post reports in […]

Washington Post: Cities Must Adapt to Changing Senior Housing Needs

Few cities and densely-populated urban areas offer residential options for seniors, The Washington Post reports, noting recent trends in senior living that show cities must adapt to meet seniors’ changing needs. “Most senior housing is located instead in low-density suburbs or in small towns, where land is cheap and development costs are lower,” writes Roger […]