Senior Environments

Community through cohousing

The cohousing trend is gaining ground with seniors as a way to downsize and live with others but is an alternative to care facilities.  Read More »

An integrated approach to memory care

Heritage Senior Living has developed a person-centered approach for memory care that is supported by physical surroundings. Read More »

Bright Ideas: Smart lighting

Emerging lighting solutions can react to resident movements and adapt to mimic the cycle of dawn to dusk. Read More »

NY nonprofit plans LGBT-friendly housing development

The LGBT Network plans to build a housing complex where seniors can be free to be themselves.  Read More »

VA to ease grant process for rural veteran nursing homes

New regulations could make it easier for rural communities to compete for grant funding to build state-run veteran homes. Read More »

Sensory garden engages residents with dementia to touch, smell their surroundings

An Australian town has built a unique garden where visitors are encouraged to smell—and touch—the roses. Read More »

Silverado invests in Chicagoland for memory care

The national memory care provider is building its fifth site in the Chicago area—this time, a 47,000 sq. ft. community that will serve up to 90 residents with dementia. Read More »

NIC: Industry growth, absorption rise but occupancy dips

 Senior living housing occupancy rates decreased slightly even though absorption and overall growth increased, according to Q2 2017 NIC Map data. Read More »

Kramer to step down at NIC

After 27 years at the helm, Kramer will transition to the role of strategic advisor at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. Read More »

A look through their eyes

What does your facility's interior space look like to a person with dementia? Two senior living design experts discuss common pitfalls that can can confuse residents with cognitive challenges and jeopardize their safety. Read More »

Researching memory care design

A university lecturer has been awarded a grant to continue her research on how spatial configuration and design in long-term care facilities influences residents with dementia.  Read More »

Crossing the border for senior care

Seniors hunting for value in skilled nursing care, assisted living and memory care are turning to a new venue—but they’ll need a passport. Read More »

Setting the lighting mood

Lighting can have a big impact on a resident’s day-to-day routine, comforts and well-being, resident blogger Kathleen Mears explains.  Read More »

Sabra, Care Capital merge in $7B REIT

The combined REIT portfolio could contain more than 550 investments across the United States and Canada. Read More »

Veyo to double its transportation market in 2017

The California startup has its wheels in motion to transform non-medical transportation for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries. Read More »

Flooring company wants patients to step in line

Ecore flooring is expanding its research project to see if flooring can reduce falls risk in healthcare environments. Read More »

‘It’s five o’clock’ anytime at one retirement community

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville lifestyle brand plans to extend the vacation through a $1 billion planned retirement community in south Florida. Read More »

Re-evaluating vision and gait

Poor vision is a well known contributor to falls risk, but Irish researchers say the reason why isn’t what we thought. Read More »

Age-friendly dining

Researchers have designed a new tool to assess how elder-friendly a dining space is. Turns out, healthy dining for older adults is about a lot more than food. How would your dining venues rate? Read More »

Memories of home: Bathroom

The latest in memory care design gives the look, feel and comfort of home. Read More »

Memories of home: Bedroom

The latest in memory care design gives the look, feel and comfort of home. Read More »

Memories of home: Living room

The latest in memory care design gives the look, feel and comfort of home. Read More »

Memories of home: Dining room

The latest in memory care design gives the look, feel and comfort of home. Read More »

Memories of home: Entryway

The latest in memory care design gives the look, feel and comfort of home. Read More »

Memories of home

The latest in memory care design gives the look, feel and comfort of home. Read More »

Senior living facility introduces new assisted living model

A Florida provider is introducing an intermediary housing to offer assisted living services while allowing residents to maintain their independence and age in place.  Read More »

Nursing students in residence

A nursing home in Maine is providing an immersive learning experience for nursing students through a new program that teaches them to live their lessons.  Read More »

A home for everyone

A first-of-its-kind apartment complex in Cleveland aims to meet the needs of low-income seniors as well as the LGBT community. Read More »

The new look of senior living

A forecast the 2017 senior living design trends, as determined by experts at the third annual Senior Living Design Symposium. Read More »

Is Brookdale for sale?

Market rustlings continue that the senior living giant is in talks with at least one prospective buyer. Read More »