Gig Economy Fallout Worsens Ongoing Senior Living Labor Crisis

The ability to attract and retain frontline workers is often cited as the biggest challenge for today’s senior living providers — and many think it’s going to stay as bad, or even get worse, in the next three years as they compete with the so-called “gig economy” for new workers. That’s according to a new […]

Editor’s Picks: Boom Times for Luxury Units & Memory Care

The dog days of summer may be upon us, but Senior Housing News readers are still avid for the latest updates on industry trends. Our most-read stories of the last week touched on some big-picture trends in memory care, luxury senior living, and medical office buildings. And we were glad to run one story in these […]

Lyft Inks Partnership to Bring Ridesharing to Seniors

Popular San Francisco-based ridesharing company Lyft has partnered with SPLT, a carpooling app service out of Detroit, to deliver non-emergency medical transportation (NEMT) services to seniors in Michigan—including those who do not have a smartphone.  Through the partnership, seniors can request transportation to and from appointments by submitting their name, pick-up and drop-off locations either by phone, […]

Pew: Seniors Participate in ‘Uber Economy’

Fear not—if you’re older in years, you can still be “with it.” In fact, if you’re an older adult, perhaps even a senior living resident, you may very well may have taken an Uber ride and donated to a crowdfunding campaign this week, according to a new research report from Pew Research Center titled “Shared, Collaborative […]

Investors Question the Uber-ization of Health Care

Technology has placed health care services in the hands of senior living residents and patients at home with the touch of a button, but not all investors are excited by the innovative startup side of this advancement. Corporate venture capital partners (CVCs) are taking a hard look at whether the influence of technology in care […]

Not Just Cities Will Win the Urban Senior Housing Game

Senior housing development returned to city centers following the economy’s rebound from the 2008 recession, with providers taking advantage both of an improved financial climate and inherent opportunity within urban fabrics. Now, senior living might consider taking an urban approach to markets outside of metro areas and find that they’ll reap similar benefits, as innovative […]

Editor’s Picks: The Leadership Series

This week, our readers got the first taste of our newest initiative: The Leadership Series, featuring in-depth interviews with top CEOs and other leaders in the industry. The wide-ranging discussions include their personal leadership philosophies, their ideas about how to cultivate future leaders, and where they see senior housing headed. Readers also were plugged into the […]

How the ‘Uber Economy’ May Threaten Senior Living

The so-called ‘Uber economy’ has created controversy about what the future of various industries will look like—the senior living sector included. Companies such as Uber, Instacart and TaskRabbit now offer alternatives to past ways of offering senior-oriented services, consequently transforming how the older demographic accomplishes everyday tasks, The Washington Post reported. “I’m all for all […]