KARE CEO: ‘Culture’ Doesn’t Mean What Operators Think

PHILADELPHIA — It is common to hear operators proudly profess that it’s their culture that allows them to be top employers in the seniors housing industry, helping to face the massive labor shortage within the sector. However, “culture” can be…

Uniguest Promotes Matt Goche to CEO

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Uniguest, a Nashville-based digital engagement technology for multiple industries including seniors housing, has promoted Matt Goche to chief executive officer from his role as chief operating officer, taking over responsibility from Jeff Hiscox following a six-year tenure.…

Referah Launches Online Marketplace to Match Seniors with Communities

CHICAGO — Referah, a Chicago-based company providing a new referral service for seniors housing communities, has officially launched. “With more than 10,000 baby boomers achieving retirement age every day in America, the demand for senior and assisted living communities is…

How to Manage the ‘Tripledemic’ of COVID, Flu and RSV

By Sara Aristizabal, Delos Labs For over two years, people in the United States and around the world have lived under varying levels of precautionary measures to control the outbreak of COVID-19. Mandatory masking, vaccinations, social distancing and stay-at-home restrictions…

How Communities Can Meet Connectivity Needs

As residents’ Wi-Fi needs continue to evolve, operators must keep an eye to the future without neglecting the present. By Michael Slovin, Vice President of Field Sales, Xfinity Communities Internet connectivity is probably not the first thing you think of…

Sentrics Buys Connected Living Software Platform

QUINCY, Mass — Sentrics has acquired Connected Living, a seniors housing resident engagement platform based in Quincy. The platform includes a centralized content management system that helps operators share messages with whom they want, when they want and how it…

Attane Names Scott Kokotan as CEO, Lisa Pearre as Chief Client Officer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Attane, a Kansas City-based seniors housing marketing firm, has named Scott Kokotan as president and chief executive officer. Kokotan has served as Attane’s chief financial and development officer since March 2019 and helped transform the company’s…

Transformative Tech Products Emerge

Advancements in artificial intelligence, mobile apps and even robots are becoming the new normal for improving seniors’ health. By Eric Taub A plaintive call from an elderly family member several years ago illustrated society’s digital divide. “The TV commercial said…

Executive Home Care Acquires Assisted Living Locators

HACKENSACK, N. J., and SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Executive Home Care, a Hackensack-based in-home care provider with a wide range of service options and care programs, has acquired the Assisted Living Locators brand and franchise system. Assisted Living Locators is a…

iN2L + LifeLoop Names Navin Gupta as Chief Executive Officer

DENVER — iN2L + LifeLoop, a Denver-based senior living engagement, wellness and community operations platform, has named Navin Gupta as chief executive officer. Gupta will focus on furthering the combined organization’s mission to impact the aging experience in North America…

WelcomeHome Software Hires Derek Bambach as Senior Product Manager

ATLANTA — WelcomeHome Software, an Atlanta-based customer relationship management software for the seniors housing industry, has hired Derek Bambach as a senior product manager to its team. Bambach’s career includes positions at Dell Technologies Virtustream, Incentive Solutions and SunTrust now…

Use Technology, Design to Achieve Senior Living Goals

By Christian Buesing, director of operations – technology solutions, Direct Supply Technology needs to serve a purpose. In my personal life I am slow to implement new technology into my routine until I know for sure it will serve me…

Sherpa Hires Former NIC Data Expert Lana Peck

ST. LOUIS — Sherpa, a St. Louis-based technology company serving seniors housing, has hired Lana Peck to guide the company’s expansion into a range of research and analytics services. As vice president of research and analytics, Peck will lead Sherpa’s…

Seniors Housing Tech Firm Merger: iN2L Acquires LifeLoop

DENVER and OMAHA, Neb. — iN2L, a Denver-based digital engagement company serving the senior living market, has acquired LifeLoop, an Omaha-based resident engagement platform that encourages communication between residents, staff and family members. The buyer hopes LifeLoop’s suite of communication,…

How to Streamline Senior Living Community HR Processes

Cut Costs, Save Time and Recruit and Retain Good Workers The growth of the aging population is creating more demand for senior living options. But growing demand is colliding with a labor shortage, adding to the workload and strain on…

Webinar: What’s Ahead For Seniors Housing Staff, Leaders and HR

  The “What’s Ahead For Seniors Housing Staff, Leaders and HR: A Study on 2022 Business Priorities” webinar took place April 14 and was hosted by Seniors Housing Business and sponsored by Paychex. The discussion focused on staff retention and engagement; diversity,…

EmpowerMe Wellness Names Dr. Jody Mitchell as Chief Medical Officer

ST. LOUIS — EmpowerMe Wellness, an integrated healthcare provider serving more than 450 senior living communities nationwide, has named Dr. Jody Mitchell as chief medical officer. Based at EmpowerMe’s headquarters in St. Louis, Mitchell will oversee and manage clinical practices,…