How a ‘Genius’ Plans to Keep Changing Senior Care

October 17th, 2016

It’s official—senior care has a genius in its midst. When the MacArthur Foundation announced this year’s class of “Genius Grant” recipients late last month, Anne Basting, a theater professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, was among the 23 winners. Basting is the founder of TimeSlips Creative Storytelling, a nonprofit that teaches improvisational storytelling as a [Read More]

‘Airbnb of Senior Living’ Partners with Lyft in New Offering

September 30th, 2016

Unexpected vacancies can happen at even the best senior living communities, hurting census numbers, slashing income and affecting morale. A San Francisco-based startup, determined to solve this and other problems senior living communities face, has developed a system to temporarily fill unoccupied rooms to maximize providers’ bottom lines. The system has even brought some communities [Read More]

Brookdale Starting Small, Thinking Big with Memory Care Innovations

September 8th, 2016

As far as memory care’s concerned, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) is knee-deep in improving existing programs and introducing new innovations. Recently, the senior living giant has committed to some memory care initiatives that are enhancing the lives of residents at all stages of dementia—and the lives of some children, too. Brookdale’s intergenerational programming for memory [Read More]

New Senior Living Projects Put the Hospital in Hospitality

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August 31st, 2016

Health care versus hospitality. The two concepts are pitted against each other in a long-standing debate in senior living. But new development projects suggest how health care and hospitality can co-exist and add value to each other. These projects involve amenity-rich senior living communities in close proximity to major health care providers. The organizations behind [Read More]

Uber Tests New Platform With Canada Senior Living Pilot

August 25th, 2016

Having a champion show dog requires plenty of travel around town to make it to events and ceremonies. Having a champion show dog while residing at a senior living community, on the other hand, means asking children or friends for rides to be able to attend different competitions. Thanks to a new platform unveiled by [Read More]

Senior Living Meets Mega-Churches in Innovative Development Model

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August 16th, 2016

Master-planned developments that include senior living have become increasingly commonplace, and often they’re touted for bringing multiple generations together to shop, dine, receive health care, or for other services and recreation. But one innovative project underway in Georgia makes spirituality the centerpiece, and highlights the potential for senior living and churches to partner on new [Read More]

Inside Google’s First Senior Living Partnership

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August 11th, 2016

Imagine this: a group of seniors sitting in the library on their laptops, sharing notes and helping each other learn complicated new subjects. No, not seniors in college—seniors in assisted living. That’s commonplace at The Fountains at La Cholla, an independent living, assisted living and memory care community in Tucson, Arizona, operated by Tucson-based Watermark [Read More]

At this Community, Residents Blink to Control Just About Everything

August 1st, 2016

At the Leonard Florence Center for Living, residents can control just about everything around them through a series of blinks. The community is located in Chelsea, Massachusetts and run by the Chelsea Jewish Foundation; it currently has 10 Green House-style skilled nursing residences with 10 bedrooms each. Two of the Green Houses are built for [Read More]

Introducing Atria Hospitality: Taking Dining Outside Senior Living Walls

July 25th, 2016

Senior living has taken hospitality to new heights in recent years, drawing inspiration from the hotel industry and other sectors to offer top-flight experiences for residents. But one prominent senior living operator may be taking hospitality in a new and innovative direction. Louisville-based Atria Senior Living is informally piloting a concept it’s calling Atria Hospitality. [Read More]

How to Score Rockstar Senior Living Staff by Building Smarter

July 7th, 2016

In recent years, the innovative work of senior living designers has helped ensure it’s a great time to be a senior living resident—and more and more, designers are working to make sure it’s a great time to be a senior living employee. Arguably, designers of senior living communities are catering to residents’ wants and needs [Read More]