Movers & Shakers: AHCA/NCAL, Watercrest Senior Living

AHCA/NCAL Elects New Board of Governors, Directors The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) has recently elected AHCA’s board of governors and NCAL’s board of directors for the 2017/2018 term at its annual convention in Las Vegas. Among the new officers, both boards selected new chairs for the coming year: […]

Movers & Shakers: Legacy, Oakmont, Front Porch

Always Best Care Names New Territory Owner Roseville, California-based Always Best Care Senior Services has named husband-and-wife team Ethan and Ian Kim as the new owners of its San Diego South Territory. The agency provides non-medical in-home senior care services and free assisted living placements to local communities like Coronado, Downtown North Park, South Bay and […]

Movers & Shakers: Charter Senior Living, Watercrest Senior Living

Charter Senior Living Names New Executive Director in Georgia Charter Senior Living, LLC, a Naperville, Illinois-based senior living operator, has named Veronica Martinez as the new executive director of Cedar Hill Senior Living. Located in Cedartown, Georgia, the community offers assisted living and memory care. Martinez has been with Cedar Hill since 2008, previously serving […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/20/17)

(Patrick Square front rendering courtesy of Dominion Senior Living) Construction: Planned Watercrest, United Properties Teaming Up on Florida Community Operator Watercrest Senior Living Group and developer United Properties are teaming up to open a 128-unit luxury senior living community in Naples, Florida, the companies announced jointly. United Properties purchased the property in 2016. The two […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (7/13/17)

Construction: Planned Caddis Plans Senior Housing Community Near Atlanta Health care real estate firm Caddis is moving forward with its plan to build an independent, assisted living and memory care community in Suwanee, Georgia. The community, Heartis Suwanee, would include 175 units and amenities such as walking paths, game and activity rooms, and a beauty and barber shop. Caddis expects […]

Movers and Shakers: Erickson, Watercrest, K4Connect

K4Connect Announce New Chief Financial Officer A technology company that serves older adults and people living with disabilities, K4Connect, has hired former financial executive Ellen Grantham as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Grantham brings more than 15 years of experience in financial services and business in various industries for businesses large and small. In […]

Watercrest Senior Living’s First COO Focuses on Leadership Development

The buzzword “company culture” is not new to the senior living industry, but Watercrest Senior Living is renewing its investment in the concept with its first-ever chief operating officer. Watercrest, which owns and operates three assisted living and memory care communities in Florida and also offers development and project management services, prides itself on a strong culture, but […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (3/16/17)

Construction: Planned Work to Begin Soon On Senior Living Facility in Virginia A 230,000-square-foot senior living facility is scheduled to break ground at the end of this March in Fairfax, Virginia. The project, by IntegraCare, will include 91 independent living units, 79 assisted living units, 24 memory care units and 16 units for high-acuity patients. […]

Not a Prison: Design Tips for Calmer Memory Care

Six out of 10 people with dementia will wander and risk becoming disoriented, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. In senior housing settings, disorientation can lead to exit-seeking behaviors, which can increase anxiety, hostility toward others, fatigue and elopement. But for new as well as established memory care communities, there are design elements that can help […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (9/22/16)

(Rendering of OPAL by element, located in Vancouver, British Columbia — Photo courtesy of Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc.) Construction: Planned Permits Finalized on $97.4M Senior Community in Canada Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Element Lifestyle Retirement Inc. has announced its final approval for a $97.4 million project, OPAL by element. The community will be Element’s […]