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Measuring Up In Occupancy

Many senior living organizations struggle with occupancy—with the national senior housing occupancy rate falling in the second quarter of 2019 to 87.8%, its lowest since the second quarter of 2011—while others consistently maintain 95% or higher year after year. So what’s the secret sauce? “It’s not really magic. It starts …

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HEALTHTAC Hits On Key Issues

“Quality over quantity” has become the mantra of the HEALTHTAC® events, which continue to focus on the goal of bringing senior living executives together in an intimate environment designed to maximize productivity and enhance relationship building and collaboration. This was very much in evidence at the recently concluded HEALTHTAC West …

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A Real Learning Experience

Promise Pointe at Tampa Oaks

As senior living organizations continue the struggle to find adequate staffing, some are embarking on more formalized partnerships with universities and internship programs to nurture and develop the next generation of senior care practitioners while introducing them to their own cultures. The University of Southern Florida (USF) School of Aging …

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Meeting In The Middle

There’s a lot of talk about the need to serve the “middle market” in seniors housing and services, but a recent affiliation between HumanGood and Presby’s Inspired Life is marking the beginning of a new era in affordable housing and alternatives for this market. CEO John Cochrane of HumanGood—California’s largest …

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Brand New Solutions

As the aging services industry evolves, some organizations have been developing new brands to expand their portfolios and specifically address new and different market segments. Dominion Senior Living is one of the latest, launching a new independent living brand this month—Everlan by Dominion Senior Living—which will allow the privately-held organization …

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Playing It Cool For Summer

The summer months can bring challenges to senior living communities, older adults and their caregivers—but also a lot of fun. “As the heat starts to rise, hydration and keeping residents active with a balance of indoor and outdoor activities can be a challenge,” said Julie Walker, director of dementia care …

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Giving It The Old College Try

As life expectancy increases and levels of health improve, many older adults are working longer, want to continue learning, and often want the opportunity to mix with other generations. As such, some senior living operators are betting on college campuses to provide much of what upcoming generations want and are …

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Planting The Seeds For Healthier Aging

As we celebrate Older Americans Month, Senior Living News talked with one of the many social entrepreneurs who have found a unique way to honor and serve older adults. Orla Concannon, a therapeutic horticulturist in Seattle, founded Eldergrow™ in 2015—offering the first therapeutic connection to nature through innovative, subscription-based gardens …

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Winning Workforce Strategies Built On Trust

Many companies in the aging services space are committed to growing and adding more buildings to their portfolio, but some falter when it comes to assimilation. Marc Vorkapich, Principal and CEO, Watercrest Senior Living, believes assimilation includes employees having the feeling of ownership whether they’re a financial owner or not. …

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