Raising Wages Can Lead to Better Occupancy, Rates in Senior Living

High labor costs are among the top issues impacting the senior living industry. But raising wages also may help solve a host of other ills — not only improving recruitment and retention, but driving occupancy and higher rates. The subject of a living wage was one of several actionable strategies for workforce development and retention […]

New Discovery COO: We Want to Create Resident Experiences That Set Us Apart

With 18 years at luxury CCRC developer, owner and operator Vi Living — the last two as COO — Bill Sciortino was in high demand with executive search firms across the country. But when recruiters called called him with job openings, Sciortino would pass, he told Senior Housing News. “I pretty much dismissed every [opportunity] […]

Discovery Senior Living Names First COO in Wake of Sizable Deals

Discovery Senior Living is adding to its executive leadership by naming its first COO, the latest move in a period of rapid growth for the Bonita Springs, Florida-based company. Discovery hired Bill Sciortino for the newly created role. He was most recently in the same role at Chicago-based luxury senior living developer, owner and operator […]

Vi Living President Skeptical of New Luxury Senior Housing Competition

With the U.S. economy strong — including an historically long bull market — high-end senior living is booming. But as more developers and operators claim to be creating luxury communities, it raises questions about how to define “luxury” in this industry. The leader of one well-established luxury provider, Vi Living, is skeptical about some of […]

6 Tips for Building a Data-Driven Memory Care Dining Program

Without significant medical advances, the year 2050 will see the number of people with Alzheimer’s double from today’s level, reaching nearly 14 million. The total number of dementia patients across the globe could triple during that timeframe, hitting 152 million. And no one agrees how to feed them. In interviews for a new report from […]

Dished: Meatless Meals Gain Steam in Senior Living Dining Programs

As the baby boomer generation looms over the senior living industry, providers are starting to serve what they like to eat in preparation for the day they move in—and in some cases, that means trading a T-bone steak for a block of tofu. Fresh food and plant-based options have gained popularity amid the rise of other senior living trends […]

How to Create ‘Ratatouille Moments’ in Memory Care Dining

A surly restaurant critic takes a bite of the French vegetable dish called ratatouille and his heart melts, as he is transported back to eating his mother’s version in his childhood. This is a climactic moment of the animated film “Ratatouille,” and it’s the kind of dining experience that chefs around the world aspire to […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/11/18)

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 Vi Living Adding ‘Bigger Apartments’ at Florida Community Roomier senior housing is in the […]

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 […]

For Sales Success, Senior Living Looks to Starbucks

For sales teams in any industry, it’s a blessing when the product they’re charged with marketing is so desirable that it sells itself. One senior living provider has figured out how to strategically leverage technology so that one of its communities can more or less sell itself—and the provider is so confident in the technology, they’re planning […]