Seven urgent changes needed to fix senior living

Given the steep number of COVID-19 deaths and cases in nursing homes and lack of PPE there; the recent inability to see loved ones in assisted living and retirement communities as well as the poor pandemic communication between many operators and families of their residents, is it any wonder that senior living senior housing now has a giant black eye?

Del Webb to Open 10 Active Adult Communities by 2020, Bring ‘New Formula’ to Market – Senior Housing News

As more independent living and assisted living providers and investors are moving into active adult housing for the first time, one of the largest and most well-established brands in the space is expanding and adapting for an evolving consumer base. Del Webb is planning to open 10 new communities in the next 18 months, in …

Former Canyon Ranch Leader Shapes Watermark’s ‘Grand Vision’ for Wellness – Senior Housing News

After more than seven years in leadership at Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, Aras Erekul was on the verge of taking a new job in Seattle – and that’s when he received a call from Watermark Retirement Communities Chairman David Freshwater and COO Karen Mlawsky.

Kramer: Covid-19’s ‘Creative Destruction’ of Senior Living Requires New Tech-Driven Models – Senior Housing News

The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic is dismantling a long-held notion among some senior living providers that health care is not their domain. That doesn’t mean senior living providers need to abandon hospitality-driven models altogether. But it does likely mean they need to rethink how they coordinate care within their communities, according to Nexus Insights Founder and …

This Is How We Can Fix Senior Living

Given the steep number of COVID-19 deaths and cases in nursing homes and lack of PPE there; the recent inability to see loved ones in assisted living and retirement communities as well as the poor pandemic communication between many operators and families of their residents, is it any wonder that senior living (also called senior housing) now has a giant black eye?

Top Senior Housing Trends for 2020 – Senior Housing News

Expect the winds of change to blow harder than ever through the senior housing industry in 2020. With each passing year, the wave of baby boomer demand draws nearer, attracting more capital and a greater diversity of talent to senior housing. In 2020, the pioneering companies that started the industry may still have a leg …

Senior Living Tech Spending Skyrockets Amid Covid-19, With Questions About Future – Senior Housing News

Senior living providers are spending much more on technology during Covid-19, even if many of them are also not sure what they’ll do with it in the future. Those are among the findings of a new survey conducted by Senior Housing News in partnership with global health technology firm Philips.

Wellness Trends in Senior Living | Where You Live Matters

Today’s seniors are living longer than ever, and their wellness routines are evolving to ensure each new year brings not only physical health, but also purpose and contentment. That’s why many senior living communities are taking a multifaceted approach to senior wellness.

Wellness Continues to Replace Care as Main Focus of Senior Living Operations – Senior Housing News

Wellness has been a buzzword in senior living for some time, and new survey numbers showcase that it is replacing “care” as the driving concept for community operations. The International Council on Active Aging asked 267 senior living professionals this question: Will their community be based in a wellness lifestyle with options for care, or …

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