Making a Senior Living Decision at the Front Desk

Sometimes, first impressions mean everything. It doesn’t matter where you’re going -- a hotel, a restaurant, a new business or an assisted living community. What you see, smell, hear, touch and experience in those first few moments of ...

 
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The Year’s Biggest Senior Living Headlines

Aging in place and “granny pods.” Limited Medicaid expansion, Medicare cuts. Baby boomers turning the traditional assisted living model upside down. These are just a few of the top stories making senior living headlines this year, according to this Senior ...

 
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Why More Boomers Are Putting Careers on Hold

Caring for aging parents and relatives has meant a change in plans for many boomers at the peak of their careers, says a recent ChicagoBusiness.com article by Marcia Froelke Coburn.

Joseph Hodorowicz chose a job that offered the flexibility ...

 
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Assisted Living Providers Spending Capital on Old, Not New

New construction is not what’s hitting the senior living industry headlines this week. Alyssa Gerace of Senior Housing News reports that major providers like Brookdale Senior Living and Emeritus Senior Living “seem to be focusing more on repositioning, renovating, ...

 
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Why the Bad Economy Might Be Good for Assisted Living Business

An article from AssistedLivingFacilities.org suggests that the slowly recovering economy has helped fuel growth in assisted living.

Per the piece, a report from earlier this year showed a decrease in profits and an increase in the number of closings ...

 
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Support for the Next Generation of Senior Living Providers

There’s no question that senior living and eldercare is a blossoming and dynamic field, one that is full of opportunities, challenges, and changes for many years to come. Not surprisingly then, a growing number of students are following a ...

 
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No Boomer Business Boost for Senior Living?

We hear about boomers and the aging population all the time, but did you know that their dramatic rise in numbers won’t do much in terms of fueling growth in the senior living industry?

That’s what this new ...

 
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Senior Housing Portfolios: A Buyer’s AND Seller’s Market

Though the market for single-family homes is still quite dead compared to the boom of several years ago, sales of senior housing portfolios are anything but.

A piece by Jane Adler, contributing writer for NREIOnline.com (National Real Estate Investor), ...

 
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Assisted Living Experiencing Dramatic Growth in NY Region

A few years back, a real-estate developer purchased a failed nursing home and set his sights on converting the building to residential condos, until a friend advised him otherwise. Now, as per this recent Wall Street Journal article, Greg Smith of Maplewood Communities LLC is working on getting 15-25 assisted living homes for seniors up and running in the New York region.

Interestingly enough, prior to this venture, Smith had ...

 
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Elder Entrepreneurs: Success Stories

I can’t stop thinking of that brilliant AARP commercial… when I grow up, I want to _______________.

If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out:

In the current economic slump, elder entrepreneurs are enjoying great success.

And they’re doing pretty sweet jobs, too, in fact, most of the folks profiled in this USA Today piece are enjoying this second career more than their first. Perhaps it’s ...

 
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