Senior Environments

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 »

Sabra REIT acquires nine senior living facilities for $84.7M

Five facilities are memory care facilities in Illinois and assisted living units in Washington and Oregon. Read More »

CCRCs keep stable rating for third straight year

Capital spending continues to increase for continuing care retirement communities, according to a Fitch Ratings report. Read More »

SNF consultancy startup earns capital investment

Janus Choice, LLC helps improve the hospital discharge process and helps patients select the right skilled nursing facility. Read More »

ALF gives student a room for a song

A Baltimore senior living community has found a way to support the arts and get free entertainment and music therapy at the same time. Read More »

MA lawmakers propose new rules for closing, selling nursing homes

Massachusetts lawmakers are asking that the process companies go through to sell or close a nursing home become more public.  Read More »

Daytona Beach college students to bunk with local seniors

A group of Stetson University students will share a hotel-turned-assisted living facility with Daytona Beach's older adults.  Read More »

Pennsylvania creates task force to oversee nursing home care

The task force has been asked to identify ways the health department can advance quality improvement in the state's LTC facilities.  Read More »

Women impersonate nursing home staff, allegedly steal $11k of jewelry

Police in North Carolina are looking for two women who suited up in hospital scrubs and allegedly stole jewelry from residents at two nursing homes. Read More »

Study: Seniors in subsidized housing have poorer vision

Compared to the rate of visual impairment in the general older adult population, seniors living in subsidized housing have considerably worse vision. Read More »

Florida senior living provider partners with NFL to build 33 new communities

Validus Senior Living and the NFL Alumni Association have partnered to build assisted living and memory care facilities in major cities with a high concentration of retired NFL players. Read More »

NIC MAP: Seniors housing occupancy drops again

According to data analysis by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), independent and assisted living properties are feeling the pinch. Read More »

Study links environmental characteristics to apathy in dementia residents

A new Penn State study found that the more stimulating a senior living environment was, the less apathy a resident with dementia had. Read More »

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 »

Stolen artwork was adorning assisted living resident’s walls

Residents of an assisted living community may not have recognized the artwork hanging on a fellow resident’s walls, but the three paintings had been hidden from the Allies during World War II and subsequently found their way into the United States. 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 »