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Lawmakers Fire Back Over MedPAC's Proposed Cuts To Long-Term Care

May 22, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Several U.S. House lawmakers voiced their concerns last week over the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission's (MedPAC) plan to recommend significant reimbursement cuts for post-acute care providers to Congress.

Seniors' Use Of Technology Is Growing, Survey Finds

May 21, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Although seniors use technology less than younger adults, their use of it is growing, according to new research from…

Why It’s Gotten Harder To Secure A Senior Housing Construction Loan

May 21, 2017, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - Across the U.S., some developers are finding it a little more difficult to get money to build new senior housing projects.  And it’s not just the developers saying that.  Some of those big national capital providers also agree that construction…

Benchmark Senior Living Expands Massachusetts Portfolio

May 19, 2017, Alexandra Pecurar, Multi-Housing News - Cushman & Wakefield brokered the sale of New Pond Village, a 199-unit senior living community in Walpole, Mass.  The buyer is a joint venture of Benchmark Senior Living and Farallon Capital Management.  Executive Director Allen McMurtry…

AdCare Buys $6M Alabama Assisted Living Facility

May 17, 2017, Ariela Moraru, Multi-Housing NewsAdCare Health Systems Inc. completed the purchase of an assisted living and memory care facility in Alabama for…

Medicaid Can Collect SNF Room-And-Board Costs, State High Court Rules

May 16, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Nebraska's Medicaid program can claim reimbursement from beneficiaries for skilled nursing room-and-board costs, the state's high court ruled on Friday.  The case stems from a lawsuit filed by the estate of a nursing home…

Supreme Court Sides With Nursing Home In Arbitration Case

May 15, 2017, Lydia Wheeler, The Hill - The Supreme Court sided with a Kentucky nursing home Monday in a case challenging the use of forced arbitration agreements in nursing home admissions.  In a 7-1 ruling, the justices said the lower court violated the Federal Arbitration Act when it declined…

Preventable Hospitalizations Down, Nursing Home Quality Steady, Report Finds

May 15, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Potentially preventable hospitalizations among Medicare beneficiaries have dropped 25% over the past four years, according to a report published last week.  The United Health Foundation's annual 

Don’t Get Hacked: How To Protect Senior Living From Cyber Crime

May 15, 2017, Alana Stramowski, Senior Housing News - The 21st Century Senior Living Community is a series brought to you by CDW, a provider of technology solutions and services focused exclusively on…

Monday Jump-Start: Brookdale Sale Rumors Continue

May 14, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Senior living communities across the country celebrated Mother’s Day on Sunday, with teas