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Senior living affiliation drivers: Recognizing unique market factors

Senior living affiliation drivers: Recognizing unique market factors

Senior living sponsorship transitions have many key drivers. Providers can ask themselves certain questions to help determine whether affiliations, acquisitions or dispositions may be wise strategic alternatives.

Choice will continue to be the predominant trend in senior living

Choice will continue to be the predominant trend in senior living

To remain competitive in today's marketplace, the successful senior living community will offer choice — and plenty of it.

REIT investments suggest a healthy future for senior living

REIT investments suggest a healthy future for senior living

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Back-to-back earnings calls Friday morning suggested a healthy future for senior living operators, as two large public healthcare real estate investment trusts relayed the growing place that senior living has in their portfolios.

Name changes bloom in senior living

Name changes bloom in senior living

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For a variety of reasons, many senior living organizations are changing their names. A common idea underlies many of the moves, however.

9 tips for effective arbitration agreements

9 tips for effective arbitration agreements

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Attorneys working in senior living discuss the benefits of pre-dispute arbitration agreements and share tips for operators creating or reworking theirs.

Senior living can cost less than aging in place at home: analysis

Senior living can cost less than aging in place at home: analysis

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A new analysis showing that older adults can save money by residing in senior living communities rather than continuing to live in their homes may not surprise those in the industry, but most older adults and their families don't calculate costs accurately, according to a former analyst who crunched some numbers.

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.

'Silver tsunami' presents opportunities, report suggests

'Silver tsunami' presents opportunities, report suggests

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A new report from the Administration on Aging puts some numbers behind trends related to the increasing population of U.S. older adults and suggests opportunities for providers of seniors housing and care.

How baby boomers are changing senior living community design

How baby boomers are changing senior living community design

As evolving consumer preferences and payment models lead some developers and operators of nonprofit and for-profit senior living communities to reduce the number of skilled nursing beds in their offerings, they are looking for ways to repurpose and update space and build new communities to cater to a different type of resident. Baby boomer preferences are influencing their design decisions, according to three: living architecture.

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Breaking free of industry stereotypes

Breaking free of industry stereotypes

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A film student in Germany surely has a bright professional future, but one of his recent projects doesn't do much to illuminate the senior living industry.

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.

First impressions: Little things can mean a lot

First impressions: Little things can mean a lot

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I spent some time at a senior living community at the invitation of the Where You Live Matters campaign and realized that seemingly small things can add up to a memorable first impression for prospective residents. And those same things can factor into the resident and staff experience, too.

The 10 highest-ranking senior living operators in 2016

The 10 highest-ranking senior living operators in 2016

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SeniorAdvisor.com has released its Best of 2017 Awards, honoring those operators that have received high marks on the Austin, TX-based online ratings and reviews site in 2016. See the companies, states and cities with the most winners.

Take your values off the wall

Take your values off the wall

One senior living organization changed its culture and has the return on investment to prove it.

October issue of McKnight's Senior Living now online

October issue of McKnight's Senior Living now online

The October issue of McKnight's Senior Living is now online.

Largest senior living providers named by Argentum

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New lists by Argentum name the largest overall senior living providers as well as the largest independent living, assisted living and memory care providers and the top markets for senior living.

Public policy issues on agenda for Argentum 'fly-in'

Public policy issues on agenda for Argentum 'fly-in'

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Approximately 100 senior living CEOs, senior vice presidents, executive directors and other leaders, as well as Argentum staff members, are descending on the nation's capital Tuesday and Wednesday as part of the association's "fly-in."

Where your new residents are moving from

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A new survey of visitors to senior care-related websites reveals where older adults are living and, when they are residing in senior living communities, where they moved from. Survey results also detail the experiences of family caregivers.

A Q&A with NIC's Robert Kramer

A Q&A with NIC's Robert Kramer

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Robert G. Kramer, founder and CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, recently spoke with McKnight's about the current state and future prospects of independent living, assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing, as well as trends in seniors housing.

What's needed for the future of senior living

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Eleven people share what they believe is needed for senior living success in the future.

How to draft an acceptable plan of correction

How to draft an acceptable plan of correction

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Here are some tips on how to craft a plan of correction response, effectively manage your time in a deadline-filled process and ultimately demonstrate that your community has achieved full compliance with the applicable regulations.

Demand for seniors housing may be overstated, white paper says

Demand for seniors housing may be overstated, white paper says

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Predictions related to future demand for seniors housing may be overstated, especially in slower-growing markets, because analysts are not focusing on the correct audience, according to a new white paper.

Senior living organization, nursing school collaboration 'breaks new ground'

Senior living organization, nursing school collaboration 'breaks new ground'

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A new collaboration between a senior living organization and a nursing school, launched with a $1.2 million gift, aims to improve the health of older adults, educate students about the elderly, and conduct research to benefit other retirement communities and educational programs focusing on issues related to aging.

The looming payment challenge few are talking about

The looming payment challenge few are talking about

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If you are a senior living operator and your rents went up a bit last year, that's a good thing, right? As it turns out, the answer may not be so obvious.

Success may be as simple as focusing on two areas

Success may be as simple as focusing on two areas

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Senior living operators should focus their efforts on two areas, says elder care policy expert Laura Katz Olson, Ph.D. And one is especially important.

CEOs: Staff correctly to avoid acuity-related issues

CEOs: Staff correctly to avoid acuity-related issues

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Senior living operators that have defined their target populations and maintain that focus are more likely to avoid acuity creep challenges that can lead to trouble for their companies and make a bad name for the industry, according to four CEOs.

Regulatory environment a top threat to senior living: survey

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The biggest threats to nonprofit senior living providers, by far, are the regulatory environment and reimbursement changes, according to senior living leaders who completed the annual ZGES Survey of Industry Trends.

Report: Seniors housing attractive investment but still faces challenges

Report: Seniors housing attractive investment but still faces challenges

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Over the long term, seniors housing will remain an attractive investment, although providers will face challenges, according to a new report.

Top 10 ways to align your board as you consider repositioning options

Top 10 ways to align your board as you consider repositioning options

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The board of a senior living organization plays a critical role in making the needed shifts — or at least it should. Here are 10 ways to align your board as you consider your options for repositioning.

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Sept. 20

Saluting 70 years

Washington, D.C.

The Armed Forces Retirement Home was the setting for a recent celebration of the Air Force's 70th birthday by Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, members and veterans, including a 96-year-old resident.