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More People Want Medicare To Cover Long-Term Care; Less Personal Planning Occurring, Poll Shows

May 30, 3017 Alyssa Salela, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The percent of older Americans supporting Medicare coverage of long-term care has grown significantly since 2013, according to a poll by the Associated…

Averting Deep Medicaid Cuts Key As Senators Draft Own Health Bill

May 30 , 2017, James Berklan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Senate Republicans headed into the long Memorial Day weekend determined to make progress on a bill to replace Obamacare, but some notable players were guarded, if not outright skeptical, that much could be accomplished…

As Nursing Homes Evict Patients, States Question Motives

May 26, 2017, Ina Jaffe, NPR All Things Considered - People complain about nursing homes a lot: the food's no good or there's not enough staff, and so on. It's a long list. But the top complaint, according to the federal government, is eviction from a nursing home.  Technically, it's known…

Older Americans Want Medicare To Pay For Long-Term Care

May 25, 2017, Associated Press, New York Times - A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.  That option is unlikely…

Final CBO analysis: Healthcare Bill Would Cut $834 Billion From Medicaid

May 25, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The version of the American Health Care Act passed by the House earlier this month would cut Medicaid spending by $834 billion over ten years, according to an analysis…

Assisted Living Provider Bets Big On Small Homes

May 25, 2017, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - At a time when some providers are rushing to open sprawling and luxurious senior living communities, one Texas-based owner-operator is thinking small.  Dallas-based Mustang Creek Estates specializes in building affordable campuses comprised of…

Blackstone Amasses $755 Million For Up-And-Coming REIT

May 24, 2017, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - It looks as though the $5 billion non-traded real estate investment trust (REIT) that Blackstone Real Estate filed for last August…

Occupancy Forecasts Differ For Independent Living, Assisted Living

May 23, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - The outlook for independent living and continuing care retirement communities is bright this year—while other, more need-driven types of senior housing face a more troubled forecast.

Independent living can expect strong demand to push…

‘Exact Opposite Now’: How Senior Living Design Has Changed Over 20 Years

May 23, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - America’s aging demographic is ushering in a new style of senior housing community—one that looks remarkably different from those that gained popularity 20 years ago.  In fact, in some key respects the industry has done done a 180-degree…

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.