CCRCs / Life Plan Communities

CMS: Aging population a big driver of annual growth in national healthcare spending

Enrollment shifts from private health insurance to Medicare as baby boomers continue to age into the program will help drive average annual growth of 5.5% in national health spending and enrollment from 2017 to 2026, according to new estimates released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Projections include spending related to nursing care facilities and continuing care retirement communities.

ASHA launches Senior Living Hall of Fame, inducts six

The American Seniors Housing Association launched a new Senior Living Hall of Fame and inducted six industry veterans at its annual meeting.

Number of CCRCs decreases for first time in at least seven years

After increasing every year since at least 2010, the number of continuing care retirement communities decreased in 2017, according to Ziegler's national CCRC listing.

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

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

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.

Margins slightly higher for multistate CCRC operators

Margins slightly higher for multistate CCRC operators

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

Senior living residents more interested in how organizations are run

Senior living residents more interested in how organizations are run

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

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

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%

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

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.

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Feb. 21

Handmade holiday

Rochester, NY

Residents of St. John's recently were surprised with handmade Valentine's Day cards and gifts from local elementary school students.