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Margins slightly higher for multistate CCRC operators

Margins slightly higher for multistate CCRC operators

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For continuing care retirement communities seeking larger margins, expanding into additional states might be a good strategy.

Report: Some residents at risk for a new kind of religious discrimination

Report: Some residents at risk for a new kind of religious discrimination

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Revised laws and policies exempting religious organizations from anti-discrimination provisions are taking a toll on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders, a new report claims.

Senior living residents more interested in how organizations are run

Senior living residents more interested in how organizations are run

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Senior living managers are sensing heightened resident interest in transparency- and engagement-related issues, a new report finds.

Outlook for CCRC occupancy depends on type of community

Outlook for CCRC occupancy depends on type of community

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Occupancy at continuing care retirement communities is trending upward overall, but some types of communities are experiencing higher rates than others, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

$240 million bond issue sets record for single-site CCRC, HJ Sims says

$240 million bond issue sets record for single-site CCRC, HJ Sims says

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A $240 million financing on which HJ Sims is the lead underwriter is the largest fixed-rate public bond issue for a single-site continuing care retirement community, according to the privately held investment bank and wealth management firm.

CCRC monthly rate increases for 2018 will average 3.1%

CCRC monthly rate increases for 2018 will average 3.1%

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Continuing care retirement communities plan to raise their monthly fees for existing independent living residents an average of 3.1% in 2018, according to a recent poll of 160 chief financial officers of not-for-profit senior living communities and financial professionals by specialty investment bank Ziegler.

CCRC adds 4,100-square-foot duplexes to attract baby boomers

CCRC adds 4,100-square-foot duplexes to attract baby boomers

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Ten months after breaking ground on a project intended to attract baby boomers and others looking for a different environment in which to age, nonprofit BHI Senior Living has sold all 30 duplexes in an expansion of its Hoosier Village continuing care retirement community in Indianapolis, and the first residents are moving in.

5-year study aims to prove benefits of life plan community living

5-year study aims to prove benefits of life plan community living

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A five-year study of more than 2,000 life plan community residents by the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and Northwestern University will try to determine the effects that living in such a community has on residents' long-term health and wellness, the institute announced Tuesday.

Study: On balance, minimum wage increase could be good for operators

Study: On balance, minimum wage increase could be good for operators

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The effects of a minimum wage increase on assisted living and continuing care retirement communities, and their workers, are multifaceted. On balance, however, such an increase would have a relatively small negative financial effect on operators but generally positive effects on their workers, according to results of a study released Tuesday by RTI International and the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living.

Continuing Care Hall of Fame to induct four

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The Continuing Care Hall of Fame will induct four members this year at an Oct. 29 gala at the InterContinental New Orleans.

Residents, staff reap rewards from retirement community's smartphone app

Residents, staff reap rewards from retirement community's smartphone app

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Leaders at a New York retirement community say their new smartphone app is bringing convenience to residents and enabling staff members to spend more time with them.

Assisted living director pay increases 3.27% in CCRCs

Assisted living director pay increases 3.27% in CCRCs

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Directors of assisted living/personal care who work in continuing care retirement communities saw an average pay increase of 3.27% in 2017, according to a new report.

AMA considers advocating that CCRCs be part of ACOs

AMA considers advocating that CCRCs be part of ACOs

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The American Medical Association will lobby the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to allow continuing care retirement communities to initiate investment models of accountable care organizations if its board of trustees approves a resolution that the AMA's House of Delegates referred for a decision last week at the delegates' meeting in Chicago.

Wellness redesigned: Centers for healthy living in the 21st century

Wellness redesigned: Centers for healthy living in the 21st century

For senior living operators looking for a way to bridge the gap between the housing, healthcare, hospitality and education sectors, the center for healthy living concept presents an exciting opportunity to innovate.

The website features most important to prospective residents

The website features most important to prospective residents

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As a retirement community's online presence becomes increasingly important, research reveals the number one piece of information that adults aged 75 to 84 seek on a community's website as well as other features of interest.

Type A and C contracts increasing in popularity with CCRCs

Type A and C contracts increasing in popularity with CCRCs

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Type A and C entry-fee contract use has become more common in continuing care retirement communities over the past 10 years, whereas type B contract and rental agreement use has become less common, according to the results of a new poll.

5 ways senior living communities are evolving to attract active baby boomers

5 ways senior living communities are evolving to attract active baby boomers

Senior living communities are devising new ways to attract and fulfill the needs of active boomers who want to be able to age in place and have opportunities for creative education and personal exploration.

The hottest markets for senior living

The hottest markets for senior living

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National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Senior Principal Lana Peck revealed the areas of the country with the most new construction for independent living, assisted living and memory care at the organization's 2017 Spring Investment Forum in San Diego.

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CCRCs 'ideal candidates' for ACOs, AMDA says

CCRCs 'ideal candidates' for ACOs, AMDA says

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Following the passage of resolutions at its annual conference, AMDA will advocate for continuing care retirement community participation in an accountable care organization initiative and for an integrated care model in assisted living.

CCRC bill would cause unintended consequences, advocacy group says

CCRC bill would cause unintended consequences, advocacy group says

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A Florida senator has introduced legislation he says is intended to protect residents from fraud perpetrated by continuing care retirement communities operating in the state, but a Sunshine State advocacy group maintains that the bill will have unintended consequences if passed as written.

Life care contract most common type for Texas CCRCs: report

Life care contract most common type for Texas CCRCs: report

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Ziegler and My LifeSite analyzed data from 32 providers in the Lone Star State to produce a new benchmarking report on the characteristics of continuing care retirement communities there.

An unsung benefit of CCRCs

An unsung benefit of CCRCs

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Many continuing care retirement / life plan communities offer a benefit that is not mentioned explicitly on their websites but could be a source of comfort to prospective residents.

NAHB names winners for 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards

NAHB names winners for 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards

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Independent living, assisted living and continuing care retirement / life plan communities were among those 55+ housing types recognized at the National Association of Home Builders' 2017 Best of 55+ Housing Awards.

Senior living continues to see job growth, although rate is slowing

Senior living continues to see job growth, although rate is slowing

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The senior living industry has been among the top industries for post-recession job creation, and employment in the industry continues to increase, although the overall rate of growth is slowing, according to a new report from Argentum.

Ohio Living is new name for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services

Ohio Living is new name for Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services

Ohio Presbyterian Retirement Services, the largest not-for-profit operator of continuing care retirement / life plan communities in the Buckeye State, has changed its name to Ohio Living.

Spending at CCRCs highest in eight years

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Capital spending at continuing care retirement / life plan communities is at its highest level since 2008, according to a new report by Fitch Ratings.

Video monitoring in LTC facilities: How is assisted living affected?

Video monitoring in LTC facilities: How is assisted living affected?

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How do state laws regarding cameras in long-term care facilities affect senior living? Effects may vary by state, but one state's experience can be instructive.

Independent living hot with investors: report

Independent living hot with investors: report

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Independent living offers the biggest opportunity for investment in seniors housing, according to the latest CBRE Seniors Housing & Care Investor Survey, released Tuesday.

Prepare now for the coming shift in resident engagement

Prepare now for the coming shift in resident engagement

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If offering an extensive variety of activities is your idea of resident engagement, think again. New research identifies four key dimensions of engagement.

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Jan. 17

Party in the sky

Rancho Bernardo, CA

Remington Club resident Joel Halpern recently celebrated his 95th birthday by skydiving.