CCRCs Win Move-Ins, Improve Length of Stay with Tech

Technology is playing a larger role across the health care system and allowing more individuals to age in place, but that doesn’t mean seniors are going to remain in their homes. For many older Americans, aging in place can also mean staying at the same senior living setting throughout the golden years, such as a […]

Is the New Name for CCRCs a Winner?

From here on out, continuing care retirement communities may be called “Life Plan Communities” — or not. The new term emerged out of a lengthy process spearheaded by LeadingAge and Mather LifeWays, which revealed shortcomings in the “CCRC” terminology. Still, even leaders of the project admit that there’s no telling whether the newly proposed alternative will have staying power. The […]

Behind the Rebrand: Improving Senior Living Occupancy and Image

Senior housing providers across the country have found rebranding can fill long-standing vacancies and make their communities relevant again, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that more and more seem to be taking the plunge. Several high-profile name changes have already occurred within the past year, including The Assisted Living Federation of America (ALFA) […]

Movers & Shakers — People and Positions for February, Part I

CCRC Foundation Appoints New Director  Capitol Lakes Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of residents at Wisconsin-based continuing care retirement community (CCRC) Capitol Lakes, has hired Elaine Friedman Glowacki as its new director.  Glowacki has served 18 years in nonprofit management focusing on customer satisfaction, fundraising, marketing and communications. She was a fundraising and […]

Senior Living Tech Booming, but Still Missing Big Potential

The Innovation Series is Brought to you by Care Innovations, a joint venture between Intel Corporation and GE, committed to creating technology-based solutions that give people confidence to live independently, wherever they are. With GE’s expertise in healthcare and Intel’s expertise in technology – we’re innovating to change the way care and solutions are delivered. […]

Connecting Seniors with Tech Crucial to Retirement Communities’ Future

As a new generation of older Americans adopt technology on their own terms and at their own pace, senior living communities are challenged with not just accommodating, but also anticipating their preferences and expectations.  Many seniors in the “transitional generation”—a hybrid of the silent generation and early boomers—still lead active lifestyles, continue to work past […]

What Senior Consumers Want: Demands, Expectations in CCRC Search

Reaching out to aging Americans early—as early as their 60s—and offering amenities that promote an active lifestyle could help continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) attract seniors and then keep them as residents for the duration of their retirement, according to a new study by a mature market research firm. Access to technology and the availability […]