Housing

Assisted living, HCBS growing in use, Census Bureau report finds

The share of older Americans living in skilled nursing facilities is decreasing, whereas options such as assisted living and home- and community-based services appear to be growing in popularity, according to a new report. Read More »

NIC, NREI partner on new housing market survey

The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) has partnered with a national commercial real estate resource to launch a new annual outlook survey on the senior housing market. Read More »

Alzheimer’s Foundation, architects collaborate on designs for dementia

Two leading long-term care groups have joined efforts to create a best practices guide for building and designing residential and care spaces for those living with dementia. Read More »

How to serve those on Medicaid through assisted living

The state of the economy and the continuing aging of the population mean that interest in the "affordable assisted living" model–serving those receiving Medicaid assistance–is growing, according to speakers at the Assisted Living Federation of America annual conference. They shared tips for those interested in operating properties under this model. Read More »

Survey reveals senior living wishes of prospective residents

A new survey provides some insights into how Americans select senior living communities for themselves or their loved ones. Read More »

Senior housing development: Boom or bust for investors?

The senior demographic keeps growing, but is the senior housing market overbuilding and exceeding the demand? Read More »

A small house can mean a big difference, speakers say

A senior living provider and general contractor share what they have learned through the process of building of five small house neighborhoods and delivering person-centered skilled nursing care. See the photo gallery, too. Read More »

Household dining yields lower costs, higher satisfaction

A household dining model using satellite kitchens results in lower net costs for communities and an improved dining experience for residents, based on the experiences of one facility owner and operator. Read More »

Intimate by design

Sex in nursing homes? You bet. How does your facility design support healthy residents' rights to intimacy and sexuality? Read More »

Functional programming aids person-centered care

Functional programming is an ideal planning approach to use if your community wishes to make design changes as part of an operational move to a more person-centered approach to resident living, say speakers at the Environments for Aging Conference. Read More »

What seniors want

Research highlights the interior features and community amenities most valued by older adults when it comes to their living spaces. Read More »

Brookdale and HCP partner in a $1.2 billion CCRC joint venture

Pending regulatory approval, Brookdale Senior Living’s billion-dollar deal positions it to become the largest senior living provider in the country. Read More »

Memory care building boom in the heart of Texas

When it comes to memory care facility construction, this Texas metro area is among the busiest in the country. Read More »

Small increase for SNF occupancy, small decrease for ALFs

The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry's MAP Data and Analysis Service has released first-quarter 2014 data related to occupancy, rent growth, annual absorption, inventory growth and construction in seniors housing. Read More »

Part 2: CCRC shopping: One couple’s view

As this Kentucky couple continues a six-state tour of for-profit CCRCs, one mantra stands firm: First impressions matter.  Read More »

One-on-one with…Addie Abushousheh, PhD

In our latest Q&A, Long-Term Living talks with Addie Abushousheh, PhD, about the shifting changes in today's living spaces designed for older adults. Read More »

NorthStar expands healthcare portfolio with $1B deal

Real estate investment trust NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. plans to acquire 43 senior housing facilities and 37 skilled nursing facilities in 14 states. Read More »

Flooring trends: Carpet’s new options

Is your long-term or post-acute care facility ready for a remodel? Carpeting choices may deserve a fresh look in your flooring decisions. Read More »

The weight of first impressions

More seniors are skipping the quickie day-tour and researching possible CCRCs through longer-stay visits. What kind of impression would your facility make if the "guest tour" lasted for four days and nights? Read More »

CCRC shopping: One couple’s view

This Kentucky couple embarked on a six-state journey seeking a continuing care retirement community that could suit their needs. What they learned from their multiple-day stays at CCRCs can serve as important lessons for all LTC communities on what future residents are looking for—and not looking for—in their next home. Read More »

NAHB presents awards for 50+ housing

The National Association of Home Builders 50+ Housing Council has announced the winners of its 2014 Best of 50+ Housing Awards, which to aim honor excellence and innovation in design, development, lifestyle and marketing. Read More »

Effects of Quebec fire extend south and across an ocean

In the wake of a Quebec senior home fire, Tennessee officials give thanks for their sprinklers and U.K. fire safety experts call for more protections for the elderly in housing facilities there. Read More »

Geriatric emergency departments at hospitals have implications for long-term care

Infrastructure/structural redesign efforts as well as new protocols and care processes are addressing senior needs and affecting hospital readmissions and the use of LTC facilities. Read More »

Senior housing occupancy up from cyclical low

The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry's MAP Data and Analysis Service has released its latest figures on occupancy, rent growth and construction for nursing care, assisted living and independent living properties. Read More »

Merwick wins senior living landscape architecture award

Rehabilitation for the real world inspired this award-winning design for a  therapy garden that brings long-term and short-term residents together in year-round outdoor therapy spaces. Read More »

Senior care market to grow to $437B by 2018: report

Opportunities to address the housing, healthcare and technology needs of seniors will continue to increase as the population ages, according to a new report. Read More »

Foreign markets attract U.S. investments

Diversity, high-quality assets and an international profile spur the presence and growth of U.S. REITs abroad. Read More »

Challenges: Disinfecting soft surfaces [PODCAST]

In Long-Term Living's "Challenges" Editorial Podcast series, we ask industry experts to help solve specific problems within the long-term care and post-acute care environments. This installment: How to combat infectious microbes on soft surfaces like curtains, chairs and sofas. Read More »

CCRC occupancy to stay the same or improve in 2014: report

Occupancy levels at nonprofit continuing care retirement communities will remain stable or improve in 2014, according to a new report. Read More »

Assisted living construction continues to accelerate

Assisted living construction is going strong and steadily rising, according to the latest NIC MAP data. Much of the construction is concentrated in six major metropolitan markets. Read More »