The rainbow connection: Making your facility LGBT friendly

For some LGBT seniors, assimilation—not exclusion—in LTC is the goal. Tips to make diversity a positive influence in your community. Read More »

Senior housing a hot market: Report

Senior living is expected to be the second-most active segment of the multifamily housing area over the next three years, and trends related to older adults will be shaping real estate efforts for years to come, according to a new report. Read More »

Prudential acquires assisted living, memory care portfolio in $110M transaction

Prudential Real Estate Investors has acquired three assisted living and memory care communities in Tennessee and Connecticut for $110 million. It’s the first investment made through its Senior Housing Partners V fund, according to the company. Read More »

A touchdown for assisted living?

Assisted living and memory care for retired professional football players would be one goal of a proposed project. Read More »

Study: Facility, home care costs have increased

Costs associated with facility-based care and home care have increased over the past five years, according to Genworth’s 12th annual Cost of Care Study. Read More »

NIC MAP: Occupancy down, rent growth up

Overall senior housing occupancy declined in the first quarter of 2015 due to weak absorption and a moderate increase in inventory, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care’s MAP Data Service. Rent growth continued to accelerate for most independent living properties, according to the web-based source of research and analysis. Read More »

New Senior acquires 17 properties in $435M deal

Real estate investment trust New Senior Investment Group has spent $435 million to acquire 17 independent living senior housing properties from affiliates of Hawthorn Retirement Group. Read More »

Health, housing focus of new task force

Two former senators and two former Housing and Urban Development secretaries are leading a one-year Bipartisan Policy Center effort to address issues at the intersection of senior housing and health. Read More »

Brookdale, HCP announce $849M deal to acquire senior housing portfolio

Brookdale Senior Living and HCP will acquire a portfolio of 35 private-pay senior housing communities for $849 million under the terms of an agreement announced today. Read More »

One-on-one with…Niles Godes

In September, Niles Godes became the first senior vice president of housing and capital for LeadingAge. Long-Term Living recently spoke with him about his role and why this work is especially important to senior housing and service providers now. Read More »

Alzheimer’s and memory care set to grow in 2015, providers say

Alzheimer’s and memory care will be the areas of senior care that will experience the most growth in 2015, according to senior housing and services leaders responding to a new survey. Read More »

2015 could be ‘banner year’ for senior housing: report

The year 2015 holds much promise for skilled nursing, assisted living, CCRCs and independent living, according to one report. Read More »

New toolkit aids property-provider partnerships

A new resource from the LeadingAge Center for Housing Plus Services is designed to assist affordable senior housing properties and healthcare providers in working together to help low-income older adults remain healthy and independent for as long as possible. Read More »

Where seniors are receiving services

Newly released data from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers show where older Americans are living in nursing homes and residential care facilities or receiving home healthcare, hospice care or adult day services. Read More »

A growing market: Affordable senior housing

When care and assistance is needed, where can low-income seniors go to have the services they need delivered in a safe, secure and affordable environment? Read More »

NIC MAP: Senior housing trends reflect improving economy

The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry's MAP Data and Analysis Service has released fourth-quarter 2014 data related to occupancy, rent growth, annual absorption, inventory growth and construction in independent and assisted living as well as the nursing care sector. Read More »

Top 10 articles of 2014

Quality improvement, staffing, regulatory and operational design issues were among the hot topics for the brand’s readers, website visitors and social media friends and followers in 2014. Read More »

Ohio CCRC takes $23.3M in bonds

Friendship Village of Dublin will use the funds to continue to pursue various projects included in its master plan over the next five years, according to specialty investment bank Ziegler, which closed on the issue. Read More »

NCB launches lending program for PACE communities

The National PACE Association forges a lending partnership with National Cooperative Bank to provide new funding opportunities for PACE expansions and startups. Read More »

Omega Healthcare buys Aviv REIT in $3B blockbuster deal

Two of the largest healthcare real estate companies merge to create one of the country's most powerful real estate forces. Read More »

Play to your strengths: Lessons from a CCRC expansion project

The master planning process behind the $61 million expansion of Aldersgate in Charlotte, N.C., took an exhaustive look at all options, with many voices, before deciding to “embrace the space.” Read More »

Seniors housing benefiting from economy, report says

The seniors housing industry is benefiting from the improved national economy and housing market, according to a new report. Read More »

Seniors housing demand up, construction down, NIC MAP says

”Stronger job growth, growing consumer confidence and the broad recovery in the stock market are contributing to the gains seen in occupancy and rent growth in seniors housing in the third quarter," according to the latest NIC MAP data. Read More »

Trends: Senior housing and services grow more intertwined

The 24th National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) National Conference kicks off this week, and NIC shares a sneak-peek Q&A held with opening keynote speaker Thomas H. Lee, MD, chief medical officer at healthcare performance improvement firm Press Ganey Associates. Read More »

Designing tomorrow’s senior environments

A roomful of experts in senior living environments, architecture and interior design, editors from Long-Term Living, Environments for Aging and Healthcare Design, and Vendome Group’s conference planners gathered in Baltimore with a daunting task: choosing the very best submitted educational sessions for the 2015 Environments for Aging Conference. If your site or chain is mulling over a new construction or renovation project, the conference could be your #1 learning opportunity. Read More »

Sunrise Senior Living to manage Health Care REIT properties in UK

Health Care REIT has acquired 11 properties from Gracewell Healthcare, and they will be managed by Sunrise Senior Living. Read More »

Mainstreet, Health Care REIT partnership valued at $2.3 billion

Agreements between a post-acute healthcare developer and a healthcare real estate company are expected to be finalized later this year. Read More »

NorthStar to acquire Griffin-American for $4B

NorthStar Realty wins the battle to acquire the nimble Griffin-American, adding a portfolio of properties in the United States and Britain. Read More »

Brookdale, Emeritus complete merger

The expanded Brookdale Senior Living Inc. now operates in 46 states via 1,100 communities covering the full spectrum of senior living options. Read More »

Nursing care, assisted living occupancy rates down

Overall seniors housing occupancy rates are up in the second quarter of this year compared with the previous quarter—spurred by the independent living sector, but occupancy rates are down in nursing care and assisted living communities, according to data released today by the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry's MAP Data and Analysis Service. Read More »