Desirable Senior Living Design Trends for 2014

The  senior living industry has been striving to present innovative design ideas to an ever-increasingly discriminating older adult consumer. Focusing on gourmet-level healthy food options, wellness initiatives, and flexible living layouts, the housing market for seniors is responding to changing ...

 
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Is “Living Unassisted” the Future of Assisted Living?

That’s what Jeffrey Rosenfeld and Wid Chapman believe. The authors -- a gerontologist and architect, respectively -- of UnAssisted Living:  Ageless Homes for Later Life, see a future where housing better reflects the lifestyle demands and preferences of today’...

 
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Arts Colonies for Seniors

Today’s senior housing offers a lot more than just puzzles and pinochle. Now, seniors who want to flex their creative muscles well into their golden years can take advantage of arts colonies cropping up across California – and hopefully soon ...

 
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Residents Give Assisted Living Two Thumbs Up

If you watched the recent PBS special “Life and Death in Assisted Living,” which cast a dark shadow on assisted living, you’re probably desperate for some good news about that particular senior housing option. Not only does SFL blogger ...

 
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Continuing Education Is Required at This Senior Living Community

I’m sure we can agree that lifelong learning is beneficial for people of all ages, and is especially constructive for seniors who are striving to keep their mind sharp. So it’s no surprise that more and more senior ...

 
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Nursing Homes Needed at Florida Retirement Community

A popular retirement community that spans three counties in Florida has a need for nursing home beds, says this Orlando Sentinel news article.

Legislation has been proposed to “allow developers of the community with 100,000 residents to build nursing homes...despite ...

 
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Changes in Store for Senior Housing Construction

Assisted living communities may look nothing like hospitals or nursing homes, but their developers had to follow the same building and fire safety codes -- even if it meant “costly and sometimes unnecessary building features,” according to this new post ...

 
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Senior Housing Heats Up in the South

Senior housing development is heating up once again, and the hottest locations are down south. According to this article from Senior Housing News, developers, operators and entrepreneurs have shown “strong interest” in the following five markets so far in 2013: Texas, ...

 
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Does the US Have an Extreme Solution for Senior Housing?

Imagine if the popular show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition renovated senior housing communities, giving them a new look and, more importantly, a financial boost? Actually, the long-term care system itself is in need of a makeover, as this recent post ...

 
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Long Term Care Insurance: Risky Business?

As several types of senior housing are often private pay only, some consumers have turned to long term care insurance as a way to cover the cost. However, recent reports of a downgraded stock rating for Genworth Financial, a major ...

 
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