Development & Financing

Out-of-Pocket Health Care Spending in the Last Five Years of Life
, Development & Financing, Financing, Senior Housing

Although a key objective of Medicare is protecting the elderly from financial risk, little research has examined the financial impact of out-of-pocket health care expenditures…

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Municipal Bonds as Part of the Mid-Market Senior Housing Solution?
, Development & Financing, Senior Housing

Summary: The cost and availability of debt plays a meaningful role in a developer’s ability to deliver a moderately priced, mid-market senior housing community. Tax-exempt…

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Geoffrey Dohrmann, President of Institutional Real Estate Inc., Weighs In on Affordable Private Pay Senior Housing
, Development, Development & Financing, Financing, Senior Housing

Summary: The president of Institutional Real Estate Inc. (IREI) weighed in with his reaction to the previous post on how middle- and low-middle income seniors…

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Occupancy Rates & Pricing Strategy by Quartile – Independent Living
, Development & Financing, Senior Housing

Summary: First quartile independent living (IL) properties (those with the lowest average monthly rent) maintained higher levels of occupancy than fourth quartile properties (those with…

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Middle/Low-Middle Income Seniors Need Financial Assistance to Pay for Housing and Care
, Development & Financing, Senior Housing

Summary: The senior housing industry risks alienating a large part of its potential market. The median price of assisted living and independent living in the…

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The Senior Housing Industry Needs More Affordable Private Pay Options
, Development & Financing, Senior Housing

Summary: The senior housing industry needs more private pay properties that are within reach of the middle/low-middle income segment. I want to start a conversation…

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Methods for Valuing Entry-Fee CCRCs
, Development & Financing, Senior Housing

In an excellent analysis and summary of major issues that impact the valuation of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), Alan Plush, the senior partner of…

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Housing Market for Those 55+ Shows Improvement
, Development & Financing, Senior Housing

Each quarter since its inception in 2008, the National Association of Home Builders’ (NAHB’s) 55+ Housing Market Index (HMI) is used to measure builder confidence…

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The Long-Term Care Insurance Paradox
, Development & Financing, Long-term Care, Senior Housing

The aging of the so-called baby boomer generation (Americans born between 1946 and 1965) was expected by some to be a boon to sellers of…

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Long-term Care Awareness Study Reveals Americans’ Lack of Preparedness Related to Financing Long-Term Care
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences, Development & Financing, Financing, Long-term Care, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Northwestern Mutual’s Long-Term Care Awareness Study suggests that many Americans have work to do in order to be financially prepared for the costs of their…

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Financial Ratios and Trend Analysis: 2012 Report Suggests Operational Strengthening
, Development & Financing, Financing, Operational Resources, Operations, Senior Housing

The 20th publication of Financial Ratios & Trend Analysis of CARF-CCAC Accredited Communities suggests that accredited organizations have weathered the recent economic turbulence by keeping…

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2012 Seniors Housing & Care Journal: Predicting Nursing Home Demand
, Aging & Social Factors, Aging & Wellness, Demographic Influences, Development & Financing, Long-term Care, Senior Housing, Supply & Demand

Being able to predict short- and long-term demand for nursing home care is important for the industry and for policy makers. This article reports on…

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