Operators Adjust to Shifting Labor Landscape

Hiring and retaining good employees was already one of seniors housing operators’ top challenges before the COVID-19 pandemic struck. Despite the many new problems that the outbreak presented, many in the seniors housing industry saw a potential silver lining: With

JCH Negotiates Lease of 68-Unit Community in Modesto, California

MODESTO, Calif. — JCH Senior Housing Investment has arranged the triple-net lease of a 68-unit, 120-bed assisted living and memory care community in Modesto, approximately 80 miles south of Sacramento. The team at JCH led a marketing campaign for the

Diversified Healthcare Trust Transitions 66 Communities to New Operators

NEWTON, Mass. — Diversified Healthcare Trust (NASDAQ: DHC) has entered into three new management agreements for 66 of its seniors housing communities totaling 4,084 units. Charter Senior Living will manage communities in Florida, Maryland, Tennessee and Virginia; Oaks-CaraVita Senior Care

Blueprint Arranges Operator Transfer in Culver City, California

CULVER CITY, Calif. — Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors has arranged a management transition at an independent living and assisted living community in Culver City, a suburb of Los Angeles. Blueprint negotiated a third-party management agreement with an operator looking

Robots to the Rescue?

Technology can replace some functions in senior living, but not human connection. By Serena Lipton, JLL Valuation & Advisory Services “The COVID-19 crisis has created a tremendous opportunity for the industry to evolve into a new set of realities. More

Post-Pandemic Considerations for Acquisitions and Renovations

By Sarah Daniels Planning ahead is never easy, but in the world of senior living construction, acquisitions and renovations, it makes everything that follows easier — and often more cost effective in the long term. The need to future-proof seniors housing

Planning Live Events Becomes a Post-Pandemic Challenge

By Mark Lawrence, Oakmont Assisted Living Residents of assisted living facilities across the nation are getting vaccinated in large numbers. Nearly 4.9 million residents and staff in long-term care have received at least one shot. With the vaccination rate increasing

Lifesprk to Acquire Tealwood Senior Living, Bill Thomas to Spearhead New Model

MINNEAPOLIS and BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — Lifesprk, a Minneapolis-based community-based services provider, has announced plans to acquire Tealwood Senior Living, a Bloomington-based operator with 35 seniors housing communities. “The current senior housing market, accelerated by the pandemic, created significant opportunity to

Personalizing Wellness: Using Data to Promote Resident Health

Seniors housing technology has long been focused on health and safety — keeping residents safe from falls, managing medicines and addressing health changes that require a doctor’s oversight. But the future of seniors housing may lie more in the direction

Cadence Living Hires Randi Cohen as Vice President of Media and Marketing

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Cadence Living, a Scottsdale-based operator, has hired Randi Cohen as vice president of media and marketing. Cohen will have principal responsibility for all media and marketing strategy of Cadence’s growing portfolio of senior living communities. Cohen brings

Brookdale Opens Communities for Indoor Visits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A little over a year after visitor restrictions were put into place to help protect residents from COVID-19, Brookdale communities across the country are now able to lift those restrictions to allow both outdoor and indoor visits,

Watercrest Promotes Kim Sviben to Area Director of Operations

VERO BEACH, Fla. — Watercrest Senior Living Group has promoted Kim Sviben to the role of area director of operations, leading the company’s growing Southeast portfolio. Sviben joined the Watercrest family in 2017 as resident wellness director, later becoming executive