8 Senior Housing Execs Share What It Takes to Be a ‘Best Workplace’

All of the companies included in this year’s Best Workplaces for Aging Services list share one thing in common: one way or another, they built a winning culture. The list, released Thursday, ranked the top 50 companies for employee satisfaction for both large and small-to-medium senior housing and care companies. Some notable names on this […]

Senior Star, Sunrise, Erickson Living CCRC Among ‘Best Workplaces’ in Senior Housing

Senior Star, Sunrise Senior Living and an Erickson Living continuing care retirement community (CCRC) are among the top 50 senior housing workplaces in the U.S., according to a new list focused on the aging services sector from Fortune magazine research partner Great Place to Work. The first-ever list, which is currently available online and is set to be published […]

How a Craft Beer Program Helps a Frontier Community Stay 100% Occupied

In senior living, it’s no longer acceptable to take a lackluster approach to dining. That’s because a great food program can make or break a senior living community—especially when it comes to occupancy, Greg Roderick, president and CEO of Portland, Oregon-based senior housing provider Frontier Management, suggested during a panel session at Senior Housing News’ […]

Here’s Why Staffing Keeps Senior Living CEOs Up At Night

If the senior living industry faces one imminent challenge related to the looming demand wave, it’s staffing. Widespread labor shortages and stiff competition in some markets makes hiring good employees particularly challenging these days. Can anything be done about it? Four senior living CEOs tackled that very question during a July 13 panel discussion moderated by PointClickCare’s […]

Senior Living CEOs See a Silver Lining in Low Occupancy Rates

Despite sagging occupancy nationwide, the CEOs behind some of the country’s leading senior living companies still see plenty of opportunity for growth—and a chance to shape regulations that may be coming down the pike. That was the theme of a July 13 panel discussion at the Senior Housing News Summit in Chicago that included insights from […]

Vi CEO Shares Tips for Beating the Labor Shortage

Senior living providers are going to have to confront the labor shortage sooner or later—but exactly how remains up in the air. Vi President Randy Richardson has some ideas, though. Vi is a Chicago-based senior housing company that owns and operates 10 high-end continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and serves about 5,000 residents throughout the U.S. “We’re […]

Hot Takes on CCRCs from Brookdale, Vi and LCS

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) have been around for a long time, with their roots in religious organizations, but the for-profit operating model of today presents specific challenges and opportunities. Current CCRC leaders might sometimes feel like they’re in the “space shuttle business” or fighting a perception that they’re operating a “dinosaur product.” To learn why, check out this roundup of […]

[Sponsored] Willis Senior Living Conference

Willis will be hosting their annual Senior Living Conference on November 3rd and 4th, 2015. The conference will be held in Chicago at the Willis Tower and will include a networking dinner and roundtable discussions to allow the group to interact and share best practices. This conference is designed for and by existing Willis Senior […]

CCRCs Top Latest Rankings of Best Assisted Living Communities

Three continuing care retirement communities have returned to the top spots in Best Retirement Destinations’ latest rankings of assisted living providers. Best Retirement Destinations, an online resource that helps people search for senior living communities, analyzes contenders across five key categories: personalized care, medical care, social networking, safety/security and proximity of medical care. Returning to the […]