Best Affordable Design of 2020: $16M Casa Indiana Brings Neighborhood Culture Into Eco-Friendly Building

The Fairhill neighborhood of Philadelphia dates back to the City of Brotherly Love’s founding, but it has changed a lot over the years — and a recently opened senior living community reflects the neighborhood’s culture while also meeting its current needs. In the 1950s, Fairhill became home to African Americans and Hispanic Americans, mainly Puerto […]

It’s Sobering: Why Older Senior Housing Stock Is Hard to Reposition for Middle Market

With 54% of middle-market seniors expected to be unable to afford market-rate senior housing by 2029, developers and operators are considering renovating older buildings to serve a lower price point. Indeed, this is the top strategy for meeting middle-market demand, according to the 2020 Senior Housing Outlook report from Senior Housing News and Hunt Real […]

4 Characteristics of Standout Senior Living Designs

The pressure to meet local market demands while standing out from the senior living competition is becoming ever greater, leading to more diverse and dynamic building designs. Still, creating exceptionally innovative and impressive projects is a big challenge. The buildings that have succeeded can be valuable guides and inspirations for others. This just one reason […]

Amid Fierce Competition, Senior Living Communities Must Wow Prospects Quickly

With shiny new supply flooding various markets around the country, senior living communities must make a good first impression on prospective residents, or they will quickly lose customers to the competition. In this environment, providers are wise to invest in stellar model units and to focus on reception and common areas that prospects first encounter. […]

Profits or Pushback: Opening Senior Living Restaurants to the Public

Senior living providers looking to make their dining venues viable revenue streams are finding themselves walking a tightrope between fostering intergenerational mingling and residents who prefer their restaurants remain an exclusive amenity. The growing pains behind this trend were discussed at Senior Housing News’ DISHED event in Chicago last month. All told, opening dining venues […]

Senior Living Interior Design Evolves to Meet Boomers’ Tastes

Over the past decade, designing for the senior living industry has changed a great deal. Much of the senior living industry has moved away from institutional features, and instead embraced upscale concepts such as destination fast casual eateries or larger living units. That evolution in design and services has forced many interior designers to start thinking outside of the […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/18/18)

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: Planned Life Care Services to Renovate Six Newly Acquired Communities in Dallas Life Care Services, […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (4/16/15)

Construction: Planned CA Ventures Planning Assisted Living Project in Kansas City Area Chicago-based real estate investment, development and management firm CA Ventures gained approval from the Overland Park Planning Commission this week for a special-use permit and final development plan for a 116-bed assisted living facility it plans to build within a $350 million mixed-use […]