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CMS Surprise: New Nursing Home Survey Process To Debut In Late 2017

September 29, 2016, Elizabeth Leis Newman, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Organizers of the first national meeting of the new American Association of Directors of Nursing Services timed their event just right. On Thursday, members became the first group of long-term care providers…

30% Of Families Disappointed In Loved One’s Senior Care

September 29, 2016, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - Nearly one-third of people with a loved one in senior housing and care believe he or she is unhappy, but feel there are no other options, according to a recent…

States Where Seniors Use Assisted Living The Most

September 25, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News  -  If you’re speaking with seniors in the Pacific Northwest, there’s a good chance that they are residing in an assisted living community. That’s because Oregon and Washington have the highest rates of residential care use in the nation,…

Almost 19% Of Assisted Living Communities Use EHRs

September 25, 2016, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living  -  Nationally, an estimated 18.7% of assisted living and similar residential care communities were using electronic health records in 2014, according to data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's…

OIG Report Addresses Concerns Over Medicare Billing For Ventilators

September 25, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News  -  The growing number of Medicare claims submitted for ventilators is likely being driven by three suppliers, the Department of Health and Humans Services' Office of Inspector General said in a data…

Trending Now: Three Hot-Button Issues For Senior Housing Execs

September 25, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News  -  After a slow year, merger and acquisition activity in senior housing could roar back to end 2016, as REITs reconfigure their portfolios…

Why One Of The Largest U.S. Hospital Chains Is Dismantling Itself

September 24, 2016, Dave Barkholz, Modern Healthcare  -  In early 2014, Community Health…

REIT Launches Initial Public Offering, Reveals $600 Million Pipeline

September 21, 2016, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News  -  A real estate investment trust (REIT) with a large post-acute care portfolio has filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Nashville, Tennessee-based MedEquities Real Trust priced an IPO of up to 19 million shares that could bring…

Senior Living Braces As Number Of ‘Adult Children’ Per Resident Falls

September 19, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News  -  From a senior care standpoint, the 9.6 million Americans who are currently 82 years old or older have it pretty good. After all, with about seven “adult children” for every one person over 80 years old, seniors have plenty of people…

Will ABHOW’s Brewing Legal Battle Redefine Labor Law?

September 19, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News  -  One of the nation’s largest nonprofit senior housing providers is digging in for a legal battle, and the…