Life Plan Communities Excel at Promoting Wellness Among Residents

Residents of life plan communities across the United States are generally experiencing higher levels of wellbeing than older adults living in the general population. That’s according to newly released findings from The Age Well Study, conducted by Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging in partnership with Northwestern University and a variety of senior living industry organizations. […]

5 Keys to Senior Housing Finance and Investment in 2019

Well before 2019 was on the horizon, experts were speculating on the health of the senior housing industry. As 2018 came to a close, investor confidence in the market continued to drive interest, and flooded the capital markets with money. Deals like Apollo Global Management’s $428 million deal for HCP’s Brookdale Senior Living portfolio and […]

Senior Living Slow to Adopt Tech for Wellness-Focused Operations

The senior housing industry is gradually embracing technology in its wellness initiatives but is still just scratching the surface. That’s according to an active aging industry trends survey recently released by the International Council on Active Aging’s (ICAA). The survey found that senior living providers are shifting away from a care-focused operational model to one […]

LeadingAge, Ziegler Expand Largest Nonprofit Senior Housing Providers List

Industry association LeadingAge and specialty investment bank Ziegler’s list of the nation’s largest nonprofit senior housing providers grew a bit this year. The 15th annual LeadingAge Ziegler 200 (LZ 200), published Monday, ranks the largest not-for-profit systems providing aging services through senior living in the United States, in order of total owned market-rate units, as of the […]

Covenant, Vitality Join Growing List of Senior Living Brands Hitting Refresh

What’s in a name? For many senior living providers, a whole lot. Across the country, senior living companies are refreshing their corporate branding, and in the process dropping age-related words from their names such as “retirement” and “senior.” Recent examples include Skokie, Illinois-based senior housing nonprofit Covenant Retirement Communities rebranding as Covenant Living, and Franklin, Tennessee-based Vitality Senior […]

Transactions & Financings: Ziegler Takes Lead on Locust Point Fund, NHI’s $300M Loan

Ziegler Is Anchor Investor In Locust Point Private Credit Fund Ziegler announced it was an anchor investor in Locust Point Capital’s debut private fund, which closed earlier this month oversubscribed at $312 million. Ziegler and Locust Point have a relationship dating back to the mid-1990s, Managing Director and co-head of Ziegler’s Proprietary Senior Living Practice Don […]

How Senior Living Providers Can Start To Adapt For Managed Care

Managed care partnerships are gaining steam in senior living, and although many providers are well-positioned to forge those kind of relationships, not all of them know how, or where, to take the first step. Managed care is an umbrella term that can refer to a variety of arrangements among health care providers and/or payers. Generally, […]

Wage Pressures, Turnover Continue to Vex Senior Living CFOs

Minimum wage hikes and ever-constant turnover rates are still among the top staffing pressures for senior living leaders. That’s according to a June CFO Hotline survey from Chicago-based special investment banking firm Ziegler. For the survey, Ziegler heard from nearly 120 senior living CFOs and financial professionals from around the U.S., roughly 70% of whom […]