continuing care retirement community

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A Continuing Care Retirement Community Experience - A Cost Analysis

Jane Gross, founder of The New York Times' New Old Age Blog, provides interesting experiential insight on the costs of  a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC).

2009-07-10 10:11:00 View
Continuing Care Retirement Communities - What Are They?

Please read this blog from Matt Mullins, Maxfield Research Inc. on senior housing CCRC's.

2010-01-13 11:36:00 View
Not My Grandma's Nursing Home

Great article about generational "changing aging" experiences.

2011-01-06 10:28:00 View
Partnering To Develop Vibrant Communities for All Ages

Ecumen forms partnership with Edward Rose & Sons to develop a 140 unit community in Memphis, TN.

2011-01-11 13:55:00 View
Ecumen Discusses Intentional Multi Generational Communities and the Evolution of Senior Living

Always exploring new and innovative ways to honor the interests of older adults, Ecumen's Senior Housing Development team imagines the future of senior housing -- NOT senior housing.  Read more...

2011-02-28 10:55:00 View
Ecumen Begins Multi-Generational Project

Great article in Leading Age, (formerly AAHSA).   

2011-03-17 14:29:00 View
Senior Housing Community Opens in Southwestern Minnesota

Ecumen Prairie Hill Community creates home in Saint Peter, Minnesota

2011-06-13 10:53:00 View
Aging population growing faster than general population

More people were 65 years and older in the U.S. in 2010 than in any other census before. Our aging population is growing at a faster rate than the general population.

2011-12-22 15:17:00 View
Expanding and Improving Senior Living & Services at St. Mark's in Austin

St. Mark's Lutheran Home has closed on financing for a $13.4 million redevelopment and expansion of the Austin senior community campus. Renovation and expansion will add or enhance: assisted living apartments, memory care apartments, short-term rehabilitation services, long term care, occupational and physical therapy, gathering spaces and entryways.

2012-01-17 15:41:00 View
Senior Housing Communities Developed by Ecumen Win National Awards for Design Approach for Alzheimer's

Two senior housing communities developed by Ecumen were honored this week with national awards for innovative interior design approaches for housing for people with Alzheimer's or dementia.

Read the full article online here.

2012-02-16 15:20:00 View
The Growth of Memory Care in Assisted Living Development

The nation is gearing up for an impending “silver tsunami,” and part of that includes making sure senior housing communities are prepared to care for a growing number of seniors with memory impairments.

2012-03-19 09:43:00 View
Housing hot spots - Ecumen featured by Star Tribune

High on a bluff overlooking the Mississippi River and I-35E, a construction crew toils away on a 120 unit senior housing community being built by Southview Senior Living and developer John Wall.

Although located in the tiny town of Lilydale, the development takes place in one of the hot spots for senior housing in the Twin Cities -- Dakota County. Southview has developments in West St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights, as well as communities in other parts of the metro.

And Dakota County Community Development Agency manages 24 senior housing complexes with more than 1,300 units, one of the larger senior portfolios in the region. But Dakota County is hardly alone in seeing more senior housing as the region and the nation climb out of a recession.

"Senior housing is one of the darlings of the real estate industry now, along with single occupancy apartments," said Thomas R. Melchior, director of market research at CliftonLarsonAllen LLP. "Projects are being planned all around the Twin Cities. Name a community and there's someone planning to do a senior housing project in it, or right next door."

2012-04-04 11:32:00 View
Aging Boomers need Health Care Law

(CNN) -- Regardless of how the Supreme Court rules on health care reform, the justices have one thing in common, and one thing in common with a growing cohort of Americans: They are aging.

2012-07-23 10:51:00 View
Ecumen Bethany opens memory care, expands short-term rehabilitation

Ecumen Bethany Community offers independent and assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing care, short-term rehabilitation services, a senior fitness center and community outreach services for Alexandria area residents.

2012-07-20 12:46:00 View
10 Best Cities for Successful Aging

Contrary to popular belief, Seniors want to be active, have fun, and be around others in their retired years. Simply put, they want choices. The question remains, where is the best place to live when it comes to those choices. Read more here.

2012-09-04 14:54:00 View
Heritage at Irene Woods Celebrates Groundbreaking for New Senior Living Community


2012-09-17 16:24:00 View
Emergency Rooms designed for the older set

When you walk into a children's wing at the hospital, it is very evident whom is cared for in those corridors, signaled by bright toys, colorful equipment, and pediatric specialists all around. It is equally important to senior citizens that their specific needs be addressed. Read the article here.

2012-12-17 14:20:00 View
Caregiver lives rerouted yet enriched by aging parents

(CNN) -- As the more than 76 million babies born in the "Baby Boom" of 1946 to 1964 approach and enter retirement, many thought they would finally be driving across the country in that decked out RV or spending more time spoiling the grandkids.

However, with their parents living longer than ever, many boomers have learned that unexpected obligations can cause their retirement plans to veer off-course.

See full article here

2012-12-27 10:48:00 View