Senior Environments

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 »

PA providers partner for aging in place

 Friends Life Care and SpiriTrust Lutheran will launch a new program to support seniors as they continue to live at home.   Read More »

Ensign Group bets on assisted living

The national senior care operator has decided to buy the real estate for 15 properties it operates in Wisconsin. Read More »

Value-driven senior living design

What values are driving the design of today’s senior living communities? Linden Wood Village is an example of how senior living communtities can balance amenities and variety with safety and security, all while being good neighbors. Read More »

Financing affordable assisted living

The national need for affordable assisted living is surging, but how will we find the funds to build more? Read More »

Reducing HAIs and improving LTC resident health

Long-term care facilities and hospitals are becoming more aware of the need for diligent infection control in resident populations--including better training. Read More »

Memory care facility for people with Down syndrome opening in 2017

A first-of-its-kind memory care facility is designed specifically for people with developmental disabilities. At least one of every two people with Down syndrome will develop some type of dementia as they age.  Read More »