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You Do You: Marketing To Beat New Competition In Senior Housing

April 30, 2017, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - It’s no secret that senior living communities are popping up across the U.S. at a challenging pace.  Fresh operators are shaking up markets in cities where new senior housing construction is booming,…

SNF Must Reinstate, Compensate Employees Fired Prior To Union Vote, Judge Rules

April 27, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - A California skilled nursing facility that fired some of its employees one week before a union election must reinstate those employees and compensate them with back pay, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) judge…

Poor Documentation Crippling Providers With Medicare Denials, Expert Notes

April 27, 2017, Elizabeth Leis Newman, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Untimely certifications, missed or incorrectly billed Change of Therapy documentation, or a lack of documentation supporting a signed physician order for skilled therapy are among the top reasons Medicare claims…

Dominion To Open Memory Care Community

April 26, 2017, McKnight's Long-Term Care NewsDominion Senior Living has announced it is building a $10.3 million assisted living and memory care community in Florence, KY.  The building will rise two stories,…

Argentum CEO: Senior Living Is An ‘Engine Of Job Creation’

April 26, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Despite widespread criticism of the current presidential administration and infighting among political parties in Washington, the current political climate may bode well for the senior living industry, according to James…

New Data Reveals Senior Housing And Care Costs Not Spiraling Out Of Control

April 25, 2017, PRNewswire - A Place for Mom (www.APlaceforMom.com), the nation's largest senior living referral service,…

About 100 Assisted Living Centers Closed Or Put On Probation By State In Past Year

April 25, 2017, The San Diego Union-Tribune - Elmcroft of La Mesa, an assisted-living facility, has been put on probation for three years — but has avoided being…

PA Attorney General Files Appeal Over Golden Living Marketing Case

April 25, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The Pennsylvania attorney general's office filed an appeal last week of a state court's decision to dismiss a lawsuit against 25 Golden LivingCenters.  The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania dismissed…

The Priciest Metros For Assisted Living, Memory Care

April 24, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - The general public may think the cost of health care—and, by extension, the cost of senior living—is rapidly increasing, but that’s not true.  In fact, senior living costs are rising at a slower rate than health insurance premiums, hospital…

Kindred May Be Eyeing Sale Along With Skilled Nursing Exit

April 24, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Kindred Healthcare Inc. may be exploring a sale amidst an uncertain future for post-acute care reimbursements, Reuters reported…