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Owners upgrade senior housing spaces for new uses

September 3, 2013
by The Long-Term Living Editors
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The annual readership survey results are in: Long-Term Living’s readers took time to let us know what they’ve been up to in terms of facility operations, revamped spaces and new services during the past year.

The slow economy may have impacted new building proj­ects, but many long-term care (LTC) communities were busy investing in renovations/upgrades in response to resident demands for new features and versatile spaces. The shift toward offering increased rehabilitation services and memory care spaces added to the remodeling efforts.

Survey responders also indicated that pharmacy services continue to be the most-outsourced business operation, while most facilities have brought risk management, billing and housekeeping operations in-house.


Long-Term Living’s annual online survey is open to all our readers, including owners, executives, administrators and directors at nursing homes, assisted living and CCRC communities, independent living and post-acute care sites. The majority of this year’s respondents offer skilled nurs­ing services (84.7%), and an increasing number are of­fering rehabilitation services (61.3% vs. 55.7% in 2012). The greatest jump in services this year is in memory care: 44.4% of our respondents now offer memory care services.