Senior Living Referral Streams Thaw, But Some Return Faster Than Others

Referral streams that were frozen at the outset of the pandemic are starting to thaw as pent-up demand returns to the industry. Data from senior living sales companies Sherpa and Enquire, along with firsthand accounts from senior living providers, tell the story that many referral sources are returning to life across the industry as vaccinations […]

Vi President Fears Worse Covid-19 Challenges Coming, Optimistic on Long Term

Despite all of the senior living industry’s hard-earned progress, there may be worse days ahead in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, according to Randy Richardson, president of senior living provider Vi. For Richardson — who stresses he is an optimist — it is disconcerting to see Covid-19 infection totals rise again in cities and […]

Vi Plans Return to Rental Senior Living Communities

If all goes according to plan, Vi will be back in the rental game soon. The Chicago-based operator of luxury, entrance-fee continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) is close to revealing new plans for a line of high-end rental communities with independent living, assisted living and memory care units, according to Vi President Randy Richardson. The […]

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 […]