Senior Environments

A growing market: Affordable senior housing

When care and assistance is needed, where can low-income seniors go to have the services they need delivered in a safe, secure and affordable environment? Read More »

NIC MAP: Senior housing trends reflect improving economy

The National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry's MAP Data and Analysis Service has released fourth-quarter 2014 data related to occupancy, rent growth, annual absorption, inventory growth and construction in independent and assisted living as well as the nursing care sector. Read More »

Top 10 articles of 2014

Quality improvement, staffing, regulatory and operational design issues were among the hot topics for the brand’s readers, website visitors and social media friends and followers in 2014. Read More »

SAGE announces new board members, officers

The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Enironments has elected new board members and officers. Read More »

Ohio CCRC takes $23.3M in bonds

Friendship Village of Dublin will use the funds to continue to pursue various projects included in its master plan over the next five years, according to specialty investment bank Ziegler, which closed on the issue. Read More »

NCB launches lending program for PACE communities

The National PACE Association forges a lending partnership with National Cooperative Bank to provide new funding opportunities for PACE expansions and startups. Read More »

Omega Healthcare buys Aviv REIT in $3B blockbuster deal

Two of the largest healthcare real estate companies merge to create one of the country's most powerful real estate forces. Read More »

CCRCs: Navigating rough financial waters

So, you built it, and they haven’t come (yet). How will you parlay your continuing care retirement community (CCRC) investments? Financial experts and long-term care CEOs provide tips on how to keep your CCRC in the black. Read More »

Play to your strengths: Lessons from a CCRC expansion project

The master planning process behind the $61 million expansion of Aldersgate in Charlotte, N.C., took an exhaustive look at all options, with many voices, before deciding to “embrace the space.” Read More »

Seniors housing benefiting from economy, report says

The seniors housing industry is benefiting from the improved national economy and housing market, according to a new report. Read More »

Seniors housing demand up, construction down, NIC MAP says

”Stronger job growth, growing consumer confidence and the broad recovery in the stock market are contributing to the gains seen in occupancy and rent growth in seniors housing in the third quarter," according to the latest NIC MAP data. Read More »

Trends: Senior housing and services grow more intertwined

The 24th National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC) National Conference kicks off this week, and NIC shares a sneak-peek Q&A held with opening keynote speaker Thomas H. Lee, MD, chief medical officer at healthcare performance improvement firm Press Ganey Associates. Read More »

Environments for Aging names remodel/renovation competition winners

This year's Environments for Aging Remodel/Renovation competition focused on resident amenities. Check out the winning project and see who was a finalist. Read More »

Designing tomorrow’s senior environments

A roomful of experts in senior living environments, architecture and interior design, editors from Long-Term Living, Environments for Aging and Healthcare Design, and Vendome Group’s conference planners gathered in Baltimore with a daunting task: choosing the very best submitted educational sessions for the 2015 Environments for Aging Conference. If your site or chain is mulling over a new construction or renovation project, the conference could be your #1 learning opportunity. Read More »

Sunrise Senior Living to manage Health Care REIT properties in UK

Health Care REIT has acquired 11 properties from Gracewell Healthcare, and they will be managed by Sunrise Senior Living. Read More »

Mainstreet, Health Care REIT partnership valued at $2.3 billion

Agreements between a post-acute healthcare developer and a healthcare real estate company are expected to be finalized later this year. Read More »

NorthStar to acquire Griffin-American for $4B

NorthStar Realty wins the battle to acquire the nimble Griffin-American, adding a portfolio of properties in the United States and Britain. Read More »

Brookdale, Emeritus complete merger

The expanded Brookdale Senior Living Inc. now operates in 46 states via 1,100 communities covering the full spectrum of senior living options. Read More »

Nursing care, assisted living occupancy rates down

Overall seniors housing occupancy rates are up in the second quarter of this year compared with the previous quarter—spurred by the independent living sector, but occupancy rates are down in nursing care and assisted living communities, according to data released today by the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry's MAP Data and Analysis Service. Read More »

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 »

Design guidelines aim to assist those with dementia, sight loss

New design guidelines from the Thomas Pocklington Trust and University of Stirling in the United Kingdom seek to enable those with dementia and sight loss to remain as independent as possible in seniors housing or at home. 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 »

Landscape architecture contest seeks senior living designs

The second annual Landscape Architecture for Healthcare Communities awards program is open for submissions, and there's a category specifically for senior living communities. 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 »

Memory boxes? Forget about them

Long-term care communities are moving away from using memory boxes as cuing tools for residents, experts say. Thankfully, they add, less expensive and more effective options exist. 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 »