The future was top-of-mind for McKnight’s Senior Living website visitors, newsletter readers and social media followers and friends in 2015, reveals an examination of analytics. Some of our most popular news articles covered anticipated trends for the industry and its workers, reported first by McKnight’s Senior Living. Readers also expressed interest in current activities involving their peer organizations and individuals.

The list below details our most popular news articles written between the launch of the McKnight’s Senior Living website on Aug. 19 and Dec. 22. Here’s a chance to revisit these articles or read them for the first time. Also read about our top online columns.

1. Job forecast is sunny for healthcare

This December article shared the good news that healthcare occupations and industries will experience the fastest employment growth and add the most jobs between 2014 and 2024, according to U.S. Department of Labor economic and employment projections.

2. Senior living mourns loss of Granger Cobb

“Pioneer,” “beloved” and “titan” were some of the words used to describe the late senior living leader Granger Cobb in our exclusive article. McKnight’s Senior Living was the first industry media brand to relay the sad news of his passing in September. 

3. And the new CCRC concept will be called…

In this October article, McKnight’s Senior Living broke the news of LeadingAge’s imminent plans to announce a long-awaited replacement term for continuing care retirement community.

4. SEC charges senior living executive with fraud, freezes assets

McKnight’s Senior Living also was the first industry media brand to report in November that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission had charged an Atlanta-based businessman with fraud and had frozen his assets after he allegedly amassed nearly $190 million through municipal bond and private placement offerings to senior living investors.

5. The 10 highest-ranking senior living providers

McKnight’s Senior Living was the first industry media brand to share details of’s Best of 2016 Awards, honoring those operators that have received high marks on the online ratings and reviews site, in December.

6. 10 top deficits in assisted living

Staffing and resident care issues topped the list of reasons that assisted living communities in one state were cited as deficient. The findings could prove instructive for others, we said in this September article.

7. PACE Innovation Act to expand programs’ reach

This October article, including exclusive insights from LeadingAge, relayed the news that the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly would be expanded to older adults who do not yet meet the standard for a nursing home level of care and to others under legislation passed by Congress and sent to President Barack Obama.

8. 4 trends will define the future of seniors housing and care

In this exclusive article, we covered the insights that National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care CEO Robert G. Kramer shared with those attending the opening session of the group’s annual conference in October.

9. Brookdale included in list of possible takeover targets

This September article relayed the news that a report by Goldman Sachs Group identified Brookdale Senior Living as one of a half-dozen possible takeover targets.

10. A new business model for assisted living?

Will the future of assisted living see providers coordinating health and long-term care services to benefit their residents and save the healthcare system money? Healthcare policy researcher David Grabowski, Ph.D., of Harvard Medical School shared his thoughts in an exclusive interview with McKnight’s Senior Living, published in October.

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