Senior Environments

Helping low-income seniors with disabilities age in place

New research suggests the key to helping dual-eligible seniors stay at home—and stay healthy—begins by speaking with, not to, seniors. Read More »

NIC: SNF occupancy down, but Medicaid per diem hits 5-year high

Skilled nursing occupancy has declined to a five-year low, but the news is good for Medicaid per diem revenue, according to Q2 data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). Read More »

Berkadia moves into seniors housing investment sales

The commercial real estate company is investing in its Seniors Housing and Healthcare Group by expanding its national platform to include investment sales. Read More »

Building for medical care and amenities

In the eternal battle to win over move-ins, senior housing relies on design to support both quality medical care and hospitality amenities. Read More »

Asbury adds Tenn. affiliation

The relationship expands the Maryland-based CCRC provider’s footprint to four states. Read More »

Welltower invests $1.15B in California

The mega-REIT is buying 19 properties, making it the largest senior housing owner in Northern and Southern California. Read More »

The 10 best U.S. cities for seniors

SeniorAdvice.com, a free senior living search engine that helps seniors finding housing options, created an algorithm to rank the best large cities for seniors.  Read More »

Brookdale pares down in $253M sale

The senior living giant is selling 44 properties across 12 states, including almost 600 memory care units. Read More »

$154.5M CCRC expansion adds beds, amenities

Phase II of construction at an Issaquah, Wash., continuing care retirement community will add 180-units, dining and recreation to the 630-acre planned community. Read More »

HHHunt invests $179M in senior living

The real estate developer is putting its money into the Mid-Atlantic states, including new memory care communities and expanded senior living spaces. Read More »

Erickson Living hires VP for business strategy and development

Erickson Living, a national developer and manager of continuing care retirement communities, grows its executive team ahead of anticipated facility growth. Read More »

Senior housing inventory outpaces absorption, NIC reports

The second quarter report from The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) shows senior housing occupancy levels are unchanged but could decline in the future. Read More »

Ventas REIT makes $1.5B buy into the life science sector

Senior housing kingpin Ventas is betting its billion-dollar investment in university life science research will keep the company at the top of its game. Read More »

Assisted living occupancy: Resting up for 2026?

Assisted living occupancy trends are projected to take a breather throughout 2017, then spike later as the baby boomers reach their peak entry dates in 2026. Read More »

Doctors setting up shop at CCRC

Novant Health family medicine clinic broke ground at a planned retirement community in Bolivia, N.C. Pine Forest Planation will have a 50-acre health and wellness community to appeal to potential residents who value close access to medical care.  Read More »

A $47M CCRC modern overhaul

A Kansas retirement complex is building, renovating and upgrading its campus to meet changing consumer needs and stay competitive in the marketplace. That means adding more independent living, a new memory center, common area space and a rehab center.  Read More »

New 398-unit continuing care facility planned in S.C.

South Bay will offer upscale residences for independent living, assisted living and memory care along with a range of services and amenities. The first phase of the project, one of nearly a dozen in the area, is expected to open Spring 2018.  Read More »

Welltower’s new high-rise promises high life in Manhattan

Welltower’s “Manhattan Project” is banking on the concept of high-service, high-rise senior living right in the middle of Midtown and the Upper East Side. Read More »

Luxury senior community groundbreaking in Kansas City, Mo.

The Tiffany Springs Senior Community is scheduled to have 300 residential units across the continuum of care as well as high-end facilities and amenities. It is expected to open in summer 2017.  Read More »

Mass. VA builds park for veterans with Alzheimer’s

A new park next to a Boston-area Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a serene and secure space for veterans with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia to roam.  Read More »

An apparent seamless transition

For nursing homes residents, the transience of living space can be difficult to accept, especially when a resident dies. Read More »

NIC releases first report in new SNF data series

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) says the new quarterly reports will give senior housing investors more current data to help guide investment decisions. Read More »

Ziegler, My LifeSite launch state reports on CCRCs

Maryland is the first in the series of state-by-state reports examining the way continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) charge for services and how the communities are administered. Read More »

Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV to launch $3B IPO

The mammoth real estate investment trust (REIT) has added daughter-company #4, and the SEC has approved an IPO that could top $3 billion. Read More »

New housing construction cools, memory care still hot

Fewer senior housing organizations plan to pursue new construction in 2016, but plenty plan to do some renovating and repositioning for a better service mix, notes the latest survey data from Lancaster Pollard. Read More »

CCRC to launch “virtual senior living” membership program

Life Enriching Communities wants to help seniors plan for a possible transition of care while they're still healthy and independent.  Read More »

Eden Alternative’s Bill Thomas joins Mainstreet

The investment firm's healthcare arm taps one of the country’s most famous senior care culture change gurus. Read More »

NIC: Seniors housing seems strong for 2016

The Q4 2015 numbers are in: The combination of a stronger economy and job growth has painted a promising picture for seniors housing market growth in 2016. Read More »

One-on-one with… Doug Leidig

The economy has been a challenge for some CCRCs in recent years, but what’s next for CCRCs? Asbury Communities President and CEO Doug Leidig discusses the opportunities and challenges for this market sector. Read More »

Designed to engage

Create a senior living community that is resident friendly, beautiful and functional by considering how the space might be used and adapted today and tomorrow. Read More »