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Senior Housing News: Best of Assisted Living Design 2015: Difference is in the Details


Strolling through Seattle’s vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood, you may not notice an assisted living community in your midst — let alone the 2015 Senior Housing News Design Award winner for “Best Assisted Living,” Aegis on Madison.

The man behind Aegis on Madison probably wouldn’t mind. In fact, he was thrilled when a FedEx delivery man entered and swiftly turned around to leave, assuming the building couldn’t possibly be an assisted living facility…


McKnight’s Senior Living: What’s ahead for seniors housing in 2016


Demand for seniors housing will continue in 2016, driven by a strong economy, strong job growth, stable consumer confidence and an improving housing market, Beth Mace, National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care chief economist and director of capital markets research, shared with members of the press Jan. 8. Assisted living operators and investors, however, have reason for caution..

“These favorable demand-drivers will allow absorption to keep pace with new construction activity,” she added. “And my expectation is that occupancy rates through 2016 will largely stay close to where we are today.” Seniors housing occupancy in the fourth quarter of 2015 was 90.1%, according to NIC’s MAP Data Service, as McKnight’s Senior Living reported Jan. 7.


Forbes: One Absolute Must For Everyone Who Has An Aging Parent With Memory Problems

Author: Carolyn Rosenblatt

The call came from “David” who explained that his mother can’t remember anything anymore.  He had what he thought was a quick question.  When anyone with an aging parent who can’t remember anything says he has a “quick question” I am sure it won’t be quick.  What was the easiest way to get a Power of Attorney for her, he wanted to know.

The way David described his mother, it might be too late for a Power of Attorney.  And I hope you’re more proactive than David.  He thought he was really smart in rushing out to get the document now because his mother could still recognize him, having dementia. Wrong. That’s being reactive with dementia. That’s not YOU of course…