'Universal' work teams, small-home designs bring Missouri its first taste of an increasingly popular new model of long-term care
Homebound elderly people might soon have easy virtual access to activities offered by senior living communities, thanks to the winners of the inaugural LeadingAge HackFest.
Glen Tipton, FAIA, has joined the Baltimore-based Hord Coplan Macht firm as a leader in the Senior Living practice
When talking to long-term care leaders about new construction or facility renovations, I hear the word "residential" spoken often, and with great excitement and pride. And I've accepted that a less institutional, more homelike building is indeed something to celebrate. But two things — a recent experience and a conversation — have gotten me thinking.
An improving economy, an aging nation and enhanced funding sources are fueling growth in the senior living sector, according to a leading industry analyst.
Every product or community goes through a life cycle that includes these stages: Development, Growth, Maturity, Saturation and Death. At Maturity, a product/community begins to become irrelevant, outdated and no longer competitive due to changing consumer demands.
Stability was a theme of 2012, at least among the biggest players in the senior living sector. The Assisted Living Federation of America recently released its annual list of the largest providers by total resident capacity, and the top 12 positions remained the same as in 2011.
Direct Supply recently introduced three new mattresses for senior living settings.
When it comes to delivering capital for senior living projects, mortgage financing giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have a long but checkered history.
Toyota recently unveiled a robot intended to help bed-ridden patients function more independently. The Human Support Robot is able to pick up things from shelves or off the floor and bring them to the resident.
There's no doubt about it: You have to hand it to the folks at Buckner Westminster Place. They can teach us all how to show gratitude, and be good neighbors.
To begin with, give potential residents (and their families) the greatest peace of mind about their pending decision by simply telling the truth. Get in your customers' heads and on their level.
Collaboration between senior living operators and the Veterans Administration is necessary to prevent the financial exploitation of elderly veterans, a leading provider group said Wednesday.
Real estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas Inc. on Monday said it is acquiring the real estate interests in 58 private senior living communities from Sunrise Senior Living Inc.
The Five-Star Quality Rating System devised by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services bears little relation to the actual views of residents, family members and staff at the facilities it ranks, according to a new study.
The sale of Erickson Retirement Communities LLC, which manages 19 full-service campus-style communities, to Redwood Capital Investments, has been completed, the senior living provider disclosed Monday. The company also has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it said.
Senior living and Alzheimer's care provider Emeritus Corp. disclosed Tuesday it has entered into a joint venture agreement to acquire 134 senior living communities. The deal is valued at $1.15 billion.
The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society continues to top the list of the largest not-for-profit senior living sites in the United States. That is according to the 2009 AAHSA Ziegler 100, a report released by the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging and Ziegler Senior Living Finance.