Marketing in the long-term care continuum

J. Nathan Laurence, Bita A. Kash

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Today, long-term care facilities are composed of independent, assisted living, and skilled nursing facilities along with many variations of those themes in between. The clientele for these various types of facilities differ because of the level of care the facility provides as well as the amenities long-term care consumers are looking for. However, there many similarities and common approaches to how reaching the target audience through effective marketing activities. Knowing who the target audience is, how to reach them, and how to communicate with them will serve any facility well in this competitive market. Developing marketing strategies for long-term care settings is as important as understanding what elements of care can be marketed individually as a niche market. Determining the market base for a facility is equally crucial since the target populations differ among the three types of facilities. By reviewing current marketing articles and applying marketing practices, we have crafted some general principles for which each facility type can learn from. Finally, we will discuss the types of marketing and how they related to the spectrum of long-term care facilities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)145-154
Number of pages10
JournalHealth Marketing Quarterly
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010


  • Assisted living
  • CCRC
  • Independent living
  • Long-term care
  • Marketing
  • Skilled nursing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions(all)
  • Marketing


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