The Top 5 Tech Opportunities for Senior Living Operators in 2015

Server room in datacenter
January 27th, 2015

The essence of technology is to create efficiencies. And in senior housing, that is no different. Whether that means enhancing the physical and social well-being of residents, or simplifying one’s daily processes and operations, technology plays an undisputed role in distinguishing providers from their peers in the midst of an increasingly competitive marketplace. But technology [Read More]

Providers Prepare for the Next Big Thing: Working in Retirement

Group of Multiethnic Busy People Working in an Office
January 13th, 2015

A growing number of senior living residents are seeing opportunities to further their careers or pursue new passions in their later years. In fact, while 65 has traditionally been the magic age for retirement, the majority of Baby Boomers today plan to work past the age of 65. Of those still working, more expect to retire [Read More]

Assisted Living 2.0: Goodbye to Hallways in Senior Living

January 11th, 2015

In the sea of innovative senior living models and designs comes a new approach not yet explored in many communities. And this recently released approach aims to blow up traditional assisted living and memory care floor plans. Assisted Living 2.0, released by Wisconsin-based IRIS Design & Development LLC, is a design and operating model for [Read More]

6 Ways One Provider Is Redefining Wellness in Senior Living

Presbyterian Village North Lifestyle Fitness Center Pool
December 9th, 2014

Above photo and design by Pi Architects The workout selfie: emblematic of a culture that has been swept away by the fitness craze. And as the rest of the world becomes more in tune with this way of life, so too has senior living. But providers are reinventing the way “wellness” is perceived in the [Read More]

Provider Envisions ‘Invisible’ CCRC as Future of Senior Living

Union Village Concept
December 4th, 2014

While “main street” models are emerging as central design components in senior living, one provider is taking the concept to a whole new level by launching a 30- to 40-year project that will eventually blur the lines entirely between its retirement community and the surrounding town. Otterbein Senior Lifestyle Choices, an Ohio-based nonprofit senior living [Read More]

Widening the Net: ‘Prehab’ Attracts Untapped Market to Senior Housing

Modern gym
December 3rd, 2014

Better. Faster. Stronger. That’s what the senior living industry’s evolving partnership with health care providers demands of post-acute resident care. But some in the post-acute space are going a step further and establishing relationships with patients before they ever head to the operating room. And it’s working to bring new prospective residents in the door [Read More]

Why One CCRC Has an Edge Against the Rest

November 24th, 2014

It’s one thing to say you are a leader in senior living. It’s another thing to prove it. That’s what Chris Keysor, CEO of Atlanta-based CCRC Lenbrook, says after his continuing care retirement community (CCRC) received top marks from industry surveyors. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently awarded Lenbrook a five-star quality rating — [Read More]

3 Ways the Green House Model Positions Senior Living for Success

November 9th, 2014

Advocates of the Green House model have long touted the benefits of reinventing the dated, institutionalized skilled nursing facility (SNF) of the 20th century, and they continue to make their case for how this concept better positions senior living providers for success in an increasingly competitive industry. There are currently about 15,000 institutional nursing homes, [Read More]

How a Dementia Simulator Forced Me to Rethink Senior Care

VDT Stock
October 28th, 2014

It’s often said that if you want to gain some perspective on how a person lives his or her life, you should take a walk in their “shoes.” And though I’ve probably heard this saying too many times to count, only recently do I appreciate its lesson in empathy, particularly when trying to fathom the [Read More]

Hospital Partnerships Proven as Hot ‘New Thing’ in Senior Living

Doctors Hospital Corridor Nurse Pushing Gurney Stretcher Bed
October 23rd, 2014

Senior living providers in the current operating environment are looking for competitive edge. Many know the secret lies in hospital readmissions, but few have mastered the challenge. Some operators, such as Sunrise Senior Living, have piloted programs like Sunrise’s Road Home Program, which focus on joining forces with hospitals to reduce readmissions. And they’re seeing [Read More]