Providers Up Their Amenities Game to Attract New Residents

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October 20th, 2014

Photo courtesy of Avanti Senior Living Often heard today among senior living providers: “It’s not your grandmother’s senior living community.” As residents’ demands rise with the times, providers are upping their services and amenities to meet them. The push goes well beyond “tech savvy” to include services that cater to health and wellness, transportation and, [Read More]

3 Must-Haves in Designing for Dementia Care

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October 9th, 2014

A surge in memory care construction is bringing more competition into the space, dragging senior living designers back to the drawing board to create stand-out communities. In the past year and a half, the supply of memory care units has increased by 3.1%, far outpacing growth rates in other senior housing property types. Because of [Read More]

4 Techniques on Memory Care’s Cutting Edge

September 23rd, 2014

As memory care providers compete to meet the needs of a growing segment of Americans with dementia, many are turning to innovative solutions that revolve around engaging the senses. By 2050 the number of those 65 and older in the United States is expected to almost double, and those 65 and older with Alzheimer’s disease, [Read More]

How “Main Streets” are Becoming a New Model for Senior Living

September 15th, 2014

From continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) to memory care communities, “Main Street” models are emerging as central design components in senior living, new developments in the sector reveal. Main Streets are central areas within senior living communities that feature amenities such as restaurants and salons, and in dementia-care communities also give familiarity to those who [Read More]

Made-to-Order CCRC Units Redefine Senior Living

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September 8th, 2014

Continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are more than just real estate — they’re lifestyle choices. But until recently, the physical apartments haven’t quite reflected residents’ hobbies, interests or preferences on an individual basis, some say. A new model is changing that. The “lifestyle apartment” model seeks to mirror residents’ lifestyles by basing the design and [Read More]

Welcome to the Future of Senior Living: Big Data Has Arrived

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September 3rd, 2014

A crystal ball that can see the future. While no such thing has been known to exist outside of the silver screen, one senior living provider is summoning the influence of big data analytics to do just that when it comes to their residents’ health and well-being. The ability to interpret information from millions of [Read More]

How Ecumen’s Dementia Care Program Ditched Meds and Saved Millions

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August 22nd, 2014

A surge in memory care construction has pushed many senior housing operators to innovate their care techniques as a way to remain competitive in the growing marketplace. Some are looking at innovative community designs that make it easier for residents to navigate the facility, or computer-based tech programs that are used as a memory care [Read More]

Providers Use Flight Simulator to Re-Launch Resident Engagement

August 20th, 2014

While consumer electronics manufacturers have had their eye on America’s aging population for several years, one evolving technology remains relatively new to the senior living scene: virtual reality flight simulators. But for nearly a year, a Washington independent and assisted living community has been using the technology to give veterans and former pilots the chance [Read More]

Blowing Up the Traditional Skilled Nursing-at-Home Model

August 13th, 2014

Though it has historically been a design model prevalent among non-profit providers, one private-pay, for-profit senior living company is embracing the future of long-term care with a more home-like approach to skilled nursing. Harnessing resident-centered design elements brought forth by the Green House model, Windsor Healthcare, a sub-acute care and rehabilitation provider with 10 campuses [Read More]

Developers Get Creative to Fund the Next Generation of Senior Living

August 6th, 2014

Senior living providers are finding creative ways to fund their upcoming development projects, with a select few taking advantage of recent federal regulations and programs to produce cost savings. Whether it’s utilizing an ever popular crowd-funding type of campaign or leveraging a U.S. immigrant investor program, senior housing developers in regionally diverse markets have found [Read More]