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In this issue, we introduce the 2018 Largest Providers List, based on company reporting. This year, we have collected and shared data for the largest 125 providers, while calling out the biggest players across assisted living, independent living, memory care, and CCRC operations. We also look at the critical need for capital planning strategies and making an investment to close tech infrastructure gaps at senior living communities.

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The 2018 list of largest providers grew from 115 providers in 2017 to 125 providers in 2018, representing a total of 586,662 senior living units.
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2018 Editorial Calendar

November/December: The Design Issue
A look at design concepts with a focus on innovation in community spaces, technology and products, and memory care.
Space deadline: November 2, 2018
Materials deadline: 
November 21, 2018
Highlight: Senior Living by Design Awards Winners

2019 Editorial Calendar

January/February: The Aging Issue
A look at the science of aging; aging and ageism across advertising and the entertainment industry; and an update to Senior Living 2025 research.
Space deadline: December 26, 2018
Materials deadline: 
January 20, 2019
Supplement: Senior Living Executive Conference Preview

March/April: The Leadership Issue
A review of the impact of women in leadership roles; how to encourage youth leadership; and a focus on mentoring as an engagement and empowerment tool.
Space deadline: February 17, 2019
Materials deadline: 
March 13, 2019
Highlight:
2019 Senior Living Executive Conference Distribution

May/June: The Quality Issue
An overview of the latest tools and resources related to industry standards and quality measures in emergency preparedness, memory care, and food safety.
Space deadline: May 7, 2019
Materials deadline: June 3, 2019
Highlight: 2019 Post-Conference Recap

July/August: The Finance & Investment Issue
A review of the 2019 largest providers in senior living; how REITs impact the senior living industry; and a deep dive into the latest industry data.
Space deadline: July 15, 2019
Materials deadline: August 8, 2019
Highlight: 2019 Largest Senior Living Providers List

September/October: The Workforce Issue
A focus on ways to measure retention and turnover; best practices from industry ambassadors in recruiting and retaining the workforce; and the latest update on the Senior Living Works initiative.
Space deadline: August 27, 2019
Materials deadline: September 20, 2019

November/December: The Sales & Marketing Issue
An introduction of the 2019 Senior Living by Design winners and a look at opportunities to address occupancy challenges across the industry.
Space deadline: November 5, 2019
Materials deadline: November 24, 2019
Highlight: 2019 Senior Living by Design Awards

Featured Articles

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Meet the 2018 Largest Providers in Senior Living

October 15, 2018

The 2018 list of the largest providers in senior living reveals few changes from 2017. Brookdale, at three times the size of the No. 2 company on the list, continues to hold the top spot. In fact, the same five companies remain in the top five. However, this year’s list captures several players not included…

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Survey: Workforce Issues Remain Top Concern Among Executives and Decision Makers

October 12, 2018

In August 2018, Argentum surveyed senior living executives, including executive directors and other decision makers, regarding current business conditions in the industry and their outlook for 2019. A total of 112 survey responses were received, and overall, respondents cited that workforce challenges will continue to be troublesome for the industry. Staffing remains significant challenge According…

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Closing the Tech Infrastructure Gap at Senior Living Communities

October 11, 2018

Too often, older adults are regarded as unwilling to embrace the myriad advances that technology has brought to the modern-day experience. Gary Patrick, CEO of Hotel Internet Services, a provider of secure wired and wireless internet services for senior living communities, among other properties, said outdated stereotypes of seniors struggling to surf the internet should…

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What Is the Cost of Workforce Turnover?

October 11, 2018

An organization is only as strong as its workforce, but the only way that a senior living community can have a strong workforce is by addressing its turnover of employees. It’s no secret that turnover in the industry is extremely high—with studies estimating that senior living communities can experience anywhere from 10 to 100 percent…

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Identifying the Most Critical Projects for Capital Planning

October 11, 2018

Located just outside of Miami, Vi at Aventura includes a mix of individual apartments for assisted living and memory care. After 15 years, it was starting to show its age. “It was still in good shape, but when carpeting hasn’t been replaced for a number of years, you start getting wear patterns. Couches and chairs…

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10 Amenities Adult Children Seek in a Senior Living Community

August 28, 2018

For two years, Karen Neetz knew it was time for her mother, who is now 90, to move to a senior living community, but she struggled to find one that was a good fit. She started with a list of 22, then narrowed it down to 10. She toured communities, tracked them on a large…

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Fostering Intergenerational Connections at Your Community

August 28, 2018

As director of child care at senior living provider Ebenezer, Jody Schumann is passionate about bringing together children and older adults. “It gives the seniors a sense of purpose,” she said. Currently, Ebenezer is working to develop The Pillars of Prospect Park, a 283-residence independent living, assisted living, and memory care community. It will have…

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Of Passion and Postage: Channeling Grief into Action

August 28, 2018

You may not think much about the stamps you use for mail—generally anything in stock at the post office will do. However, with the Alzheimer’s semipostal fundraising stamp, you’re not just getting postage: You’re getting a story. That’s because this stamp is the culmination of two individuals’ hard work and determination to raise funds that…

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Using Best Practices, Education, and Engagement to Promote Resident Safety

August 28, 2018

Elder abuse can take many forms in community settings. In one case, a resident was being bullied by her neighbor. She was reluctant to speak out and became depressed, and her family eventually moved her to a different community. Another resident was treated roughly by a caregiver at a community that was understaffed. In another…

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What Role Does Gender Play in Senior Living?

August 28, 2018

New realities, expectations drive changes and choice Nationally, senior residences are home to more than twice as many women than men, according to a 2017 Argentum report. A Pew research study shows more older couples living together. A British study reveals nearly half of older men suffer from loneliness that could compromise their health. A…

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11 Trends in Dining Design for the Next Generation

June 28, 2018

For decades, the senior living dining experience was marked by capacious formal dining rooms with banquet-style seating, white tablecloths, and little palpable difference in atmosphere from one meal to the next. The result was something consistent and pleasant but static, limited, and predictable. Then came the baby boomers. The arrival of a new generation of…

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Serving the Dietary and Nutritional Needs of Older Adults

June 28, 2018

A nutritious, flavorful diet is fundamental to health and quality of life for senior living residents. However, older adults may face physical and cognitive challenges that make it difficult for them to gain adequate nutrition and satisfaction from their meals. How can providers meet these challenges to ensure optimum nutrition among a resident population with a…

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