Monday Jump-Start: Don’t Count On REITs Buying Brookdale

March 17, 2017, Mary Kayte Nelson, Senior Housing News - Happy Monday!  It’s an exhausting time—March Madness is in full swing, and seemingly everyone in Chicago is recovering from week-long St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.  Before we descend into even more March Madness, here’s a recap of what we covered last week:

California-based memory care provider Silverado will be making its East Coast debut in early 2018.

Senior Housing News profiled Atrium Post Acute Care of Woodbury, an award-winning rehabilitation facility built on the grounds of a historic New Jersey country club and golf course.

Senior housing real estate investment trusts (REITs) may be gearing up for a buying rebound in 2017—but they probably won’t buy Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD).

Skilled nursing occupancy suffered across the country late last year, falling to its lowest level since late 2011.

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Former MU Defensive End Finds Meaningful Career in Assisted Living—26-year-old Marvin Foster used to play football for the University of Missouri; now, he’s an administrator in an assisted living program in Columbia, Missouri.

Last, but not least: Daffodil the Alpaca visited residents at Spring Hills Middletown Assisted Living in Franklin, Ohio, last Thursday.  Here are some photos to commemorate the event: