Why a Continuing Care Retirement ‘Camp’ Is a Winning Play

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June 27th, 2016

A continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in California is taking resident engagement and intergenerational programming to the next level this summer and gleaning benefits in diverse areas. Nineteen soon-to-be fourth grade students are attending day camp at Front Porch’s Villa Gardens CCRC in Pasadena two days a week for four weeks, free of charge. Villa [Read More]

Residents Help Shrink CCRC Expenses, Carbon Footprint

May 31st, 2016

Asbury Communities Inc. has reaped plenty of rewards since implementing an innovative sustainability and energy efficiency program across its six continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) just over a year ago. For one, Germantown, Maryland-based Asbury pays the same operating expenses for utilities that it paid 2013—and that will continue for the next five years. And then there’s the fact that [Read More]

CCRC Helps Forge High School-to-Senior Living Career Path

May 30th, 2016

The combination of a caregiver shortage and a rapidly aging population has left senior living providers scrambling to figure out how to effectively recruit and retain staff. At the same time, many high school and college-aged students are unaware of career possibilities in the industry, leaving a gap needing to be bridged. That’s where the [Read More]

Builders See Skyscrapers as Next Big Senior Housing Model

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May 24th, 2016

There’s room for improvement in senior living design—and that improvement could come from building “up,” according to one architect. “There are some good examples of senior living communities out there,” Matthias Hollwich, a partner at New York City-based architecture firm Hollwich Kushner (HWKN), tells Senior Housing News. But for the most part, he says, senior living communities [Read More]

Cornell Pilot Aims to Improve Relationships in Assisted Living

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April 28th, 2016

People don’t always get along—that’s just the way it is. But this can become particularly problematic in senior living, especially when the conflict is between residents’ family members and the caregiving staff. “In the senior care world, there are tremendous possibilities for miscommunication, for people taking things the wrong way or for direct conflict,” Karl [Read More]

CCRC Hits Home Run with Minor League Baseball Partnership

April 25th, 2016

A couple of Minor League Baseball players in Indiana have found a new fanbase, so to speak, in the 400 or so senior living residents they now call their neighbors. Two South Bend Cubs pitchers, 21-year-old Carson Sands and 23-year-old Craig Brooks, have taken up residence at Sanctuary at St. Paul’s, a continuing care retirement [Read More]

Wellness Program Gets Personal to Retain Senior Living Workers

April 20th, 2016

Attracting and retaining workers might be the top challenge in senior living today, with 2.5 million more long-term care workers needed in the United States during the next 15 years. Top operators are working on multiple fronts to be an employer of choice, including through employee wellness programs that offer benefits like on-site physical fitness [Read More]

Rising Tide of Robots Propels Senior Living Into The Future

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March 31st, 2016

The future has descended upon senior living. Between robotic companions and competitions involving robotic devices, providers are increasingly turning to such technology to engage and care for residents—to astounding results. Friendship Village of Schaumburg, a continuing care retirement community housing roughly 1,000 residents in Schaumburg, Illinois, recently partnered with a local middle school’s Science, Technology, [Read More]

Assisted Living Provider Finds Formula for Massive Community Engagement

March 29th, 2016

Senior living providers search far and wide for innovative approaches to accommodate residents. One leader even took his efforts across the pond to Scandinavia to track down best practices—and returned with an idea for senior housing that strongly emphasizes community connections. The Scandinavian Living Center, a 40-unit standalone assisted living facility located in Newton, Massachusetts, [Read More]

Future of Senior Living Could Be On Display at New Innovation Center

March 28th, 2016

Louisville already is a hub for senior care, boasting the largest cluster of aging care headquarters in the country. But industry and civic leaders in the Kentucky city are undertaking an ambitious project to make Louisville the epicenter specifically of innovative senior care. Plans are being finalized for an innovation center where senior care providers, [Read More]