Skilled Nursing Occupancy Holds Steady in Q2, Says NIC

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Occupancy in U.S. skilled nursing facilities remained relatively stable at 83.3 percent in the second quarter of 2019, a decrease of 50 basis points from the first quarter but an increase of 50 basis points from a

Janet Yellen: Trade War Could Trip Up a U.S. Economy on Solid Footing

CHICAGO — Riding the strength of a strong labor market and robust consumer spending, the U.S. economy remains healthy, asserts former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen. But she cautions that a weak business investment climate, fallout from President Donald Trump’s

Memory Care is Down But Not Out, Say Investors

ATLANTA — Seniors housing investors are pumping the brakes on acquiring memory care facilities as the property type’s fundamentals and high turnover have proven to be worrisome.

No Turning Back to the ‘Old Ways’

Operators increasingly adopt electronic health records to improve efficiencies and reduce costs, but it’s a tough transition. By Eric Taub New technologies that start out as frivolous extravagances often become necessities. In 1885, seven years after Thomas Edison filed his

Operators Need Local Know-How

To win the competition for residents and talented staff, companies big and small need deep local roots. By Bendix Anderson In order for a seniors housing facility to succeed, the operator needs strong ties to the local area. “Local expertise

Five Impactful Digital Trends

From social media to mobile ads, how the smart use of technology can help owners/operators boost the bottom line. By Jane Adler It’s hard to keep up with digital marketing trends. Look no further than a recent episode of the

The SHB Interview: Kim Lody, CEO, Capital Senior Living

Newly appointed executive says stabilizing portfolio’s occupancy is her No. 1 goal. By Matt Valley In January, Kimberly Lody succeeded Larry Cohen as CEO of Dallas-based Capital Senior Living Corp. (NYSE: CSU), one of the nation’s largest operators of seniors

Too Many Seniors Are Priced Out of Seniors Housing

Development, design strategies can allow for high-quality senior living on a budget. By Russ Garber, Andrew Piletz and Nicole Boyer Ninety-year-old Lee Wachtstatter has been in the news many times over the last few years, as reporters have covered her

Planning is the Difference Between “Go” and “No-Go”

Program development, site assessment among critical elements for project planning. By Frank R. Muraca, ARCH Consultants Site assessment and land due diligence are essential activities in the early stages of the development process. Just as a market demand study is

Question of the Month: Looking to Future Residents

What will the seniors housing resident of 2030 look like? Expect a more active, diverse senior By Brenda Bacon, President & CEO, Brandywine Living They will probably be more diverse, and likely to be listening to the Beach Boys and Marvin Gaye

Affordability, Labor, Tax Laws Impact Seniors Housing

HJ Sims finance veteran tries to get ahead of a shifting financial landscape. By Jeff Shaw A wide variety of factors are affecting the landscape of seniors housing finance, and they come from both within and outside the industry. Factors

Acquisition Volume Returns to Normal

After years of boom-or-bust transaction levels in seniors housing, trading has settled into a rhythm. By Jeff Shaw Although it’s easy to look at year-over-year transaction volume in seniors housing and say “acquisitions are down,” 2018 was more a return

Partnerships Offer Many New Marketing Approaches

By welcoming the surrounding community, operators can offer a better amenity package at great value. By Lisa Stover, Presto Real Estate Services With the rapid increase in the number of senior housing communities opening nationwide, it is imperative to find

Builders Face Tough Balancing Act

Despite rising land, labor and materials costs, construction firms are finding ways to stay on budget while maintaining quality. By Lynn Peisner Commercial real estate developers and builders active in seniors housing face the same problems squeezing other property sectors.

Buy, Sell or Hold?

The preferred investment strategy in today’s tumultuous seniors housing industry can vary greatly by investor type. By Jeff Shaw It would be a gross oversimplification to say that trading is trending down in the seniors housing industry. While the dollar