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Lifespace, SQLC affiliation would result in fifth-largest not-for-profit senior living organization

Lifespace, SQLC affiliation would result in fifth-largest not-for-profit senior living organization

Lifespace Communities and Senior Quality Lifestyles Corp. have signed a nonbinding letter of intent as they explore the possibility of affiliating. The combined company would be the fifth largest not-for-profit senior living organization in the country.

MBK to acquire WESTliving portfolio for $382 million

MBK to acquire WESTliving portfolio for $382 million

Irvine, CA-based MBK Real Estate will spend $382 million to buy nine senior living communities from Carlsbad, CA-based WESTliving. MBK's parent company, Tokyo-based Mitsui & Co., announced the news on Wednesday.

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Appeals court upholds ruling against California's aid-in-dying law

Appeals court upholds ruling against California's aid-in-dying law

A California appellate court has upheld a lower court's ruling that rejects the state's aid-in-dying law.

More CCRCs part of larger systems now, Ziegler says

More CCRCs part of larger systems now, Ziegler says

Life plan communities have become more likely to be part of larger systems and slightly less likely to be sponsored by a not-for-profit organization over the past several years, according to specialty investment bank Ziegler.

Editors' Columns

Unapproved drugs for your terminal residents? An idea that is way overdue

Unapproved drugs for your terminal residents? An idea that is way overdue

In any senior living community, there are usually a few residents who just want to die. But the rest certainly don't. And the latter group just received a gift that potentially could help them live longer.

What the growing wealth gap could mean for senior living

What the growing wealth gap could mean for senior living

Could the future success of the senior living industry depend on actions that might affect near-term success?

Guest Columns

Art program has positive effects on residents, staff, community relations

Art program has positive effects on residents, staff, community relations

When Jewish Home Family adopted an economical art program, it improved the well-being of our residents, gave new perspectives to our staff and bolstered our community relations.

Senior living sales and marketing professionals reveal biggest challenges

Senior living sales and marketing professionals reveal biggest challenges

A national survey provides insights into where senior care sales and marketing professionals should spend their time and energy.

Marketplace Columns

How probiotics purifier systems can enhance quality of life

How probiotics purifier systems can enhance quality of life

Environmental probiotics have the potential to be an effective new approach for infection protection and odor control in senior living communities and also may deliver ecology and quality of life benefits.

Senior living staff, residents vital to technology development

Senior living staff, residents vital to technology development

Senior living community staff members and residents can be crucial to the development and refinement of technology meant to benefit them. Who better to listen to than those who will use something every day?

Company News

People in the news, May 22

People in the news, May 22

Appointments and promotions at Buckner Retirement Services, Covia, Creating Results, Elder Care Alliance, Five Star Senior Living, Friendship Village, Integrace, Integral Senior Living, National Lutheran Communities & Services, Presby's Inspired Life, Presbyterian Senior Living, Primrose Retirement Communities, Quality Care Properties and Wingate Healthcare.

Lancaster Pollard opens San Francisco office

Lancaster Pollard's 10th banking office nationwide is located in the San Francisco area.

Product News

VoiceFriend is now Amazon Alexa-enabled

Senior living communities and skilled nursing facilities that use the VoiceFriend automated notification technology now can communicate information and notices to residents, family members and staff via voice-activated Amazon Alexa devices.

In Focus

May 16

Bringing in the outdoors

Hollidaysburg, PA 

Garvey Manor and Our Lady of the Alleghenies Residence continuing care retirement community recently hosted an outdoor show, "Marching into the Woods."

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