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Google Capital Enters Senior Care Arena With $46 Million Investment

June 29, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Senior care has officially sparked Google’s interest.  Google Capital on Wednesday announced it has invested $46.35 million in Waltham, Massachusetts-based Care.com, Inc. (Nasdaq: CRCM), the world’s largest online marketplace for…

Study: Health Care And Housing Systems Need Greater Integration

June 29, 2016, Argentum - Greater integration is needed between the nation’s health care and housing systems

SNH Acquires 7-Property Five Star Assisted Living Portfolio

June 29, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Real estate investment trust Senior Housing Properties Trust (NYSE: SNH) has executed a $112.4 million sale-leaseback with Five Star Quality Care (NYSE: FVE) for a portfolio of seven assisted living communities, the two companies announced…

HCP Gets Aggressive, Other REITs Stay Benched On Deals

June 27, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) have sat largely on the dealmaking sidelines these past few quarters, and that’s going to continue for some of these companies - but one prominent player that has recently

Brexit Aftershocks Reverberate Through Senior Housing

June 26, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Markets around the world were reeling Friday on the news that the United Kingdom intends to leave the European Union, raising major questions about impacts to global business - including senior housing.  The potential good news is that…

How Private Equity Went From Desperate To Dominating In Senior Housing

June 23, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - In the first quarter of 2016, private equity buyers finally got their foot in the door—and then some—after a period of being largely shut out of deals.  “This was the quarter of private equity,” CBRE…

FY2017 CMS Skilled Nursing Facility PROPOSED PPS Regulations Issued

June 22, 2016, Brett Seekins, Baker Newman Noyes - On April 21, 2016 the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, issued proposed Federal Register (CMS-1645-P) regulation updating the federal year 2017 PPS reimbursement and consolidated billing policy. The release additionally spoke…

llinois Providers File Lawsuits To Stop Competitor's Expansion

June 21, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's - Three Illinois nursing homes have taken legal action in an attempt slow the expansion of a transitional care-focused competitor in Chicago's western suburbs.  Transitional Care Management received state approval last…

Skilled Nursing Keeps Feeling The Squeeze On Payment Rates

June 21, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - As investors have continued to debate the risks associated with skilled nursing operations, the latest quarterly data paints a mixed picture.…

Hospital Association Sounds Off On SNF Prospective Payment Proposal

June 21, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) should consider skilled nursing payment proposals that could benefit the “unique” characteristics hospital-based facilities, American Hospital Association (AHA) , the nation's largest hospital association…