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Labor Contracts Show Little Impact On SNF Employees' Job Satisfaction, Study Finds

August 28, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Workplace culture and teamwork may play a bigger role in keeping nursing home employees satisfied than collective labor contracts, a 

SNF Turns Therapy Gym Into Makeshift Bedroom To House Residents Evacuated By Hurricane Harvey

August 28, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term care News - A Texas skilled nursing facility jumped from 80 beds to 150 late last week as it welcomed residents from a sister facility evacuating ahead of Hurricane Harvey.  Ninety residents from Gulf Point Plaza in Rockport, TX,…

New MOB Report Ranks Metros With Growing Senior Populations

August 27, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Senior housing isn’t the only business where success can be tied to the number of older adults within a particular market. In some ways, the success of the medical office industry also depends on the same thing.  Older adults, after…

Dished: Maplewood’s Farm to Provide More Than Fresh Food

August 27, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Maplewood Senior Living has ambitions to create top-flight urban senior housing, but is also undertaking a project…

The Enigma Of The CCRC Market: The Care Model That Won’t Die

August 25, 2017, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - Out of all the care and service models available to the elderly population, the CCRC market has been marked for death far too many times.  Is the CCRC model doomed?  It depends on whom you ask.  Will the baby boomers want it?  Some, but…

Growing Senior Living Operator Sees Benefits In Skilled Care

August 24, 2017, Alex Spanko, Senior Housing News - Operating a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) generally requires the full continuum of senior living services, from independent living to long-term senior care.  But amid troubles in the skilled nursing marketplace, some senior…

Growing Senior Living Operator Sees Benefits In Skilled Care

Operating a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) generally requires the full continuum of senior living services, from independent living to long-term senior care.  But amid troubles in the skilled nursing marketplace, some senior housing operators have moved…

China’s Increased Scrutiny Of Outbound Acquisitions Leads To M&A Slowdown

August 7, 2017, Financial Times - A Chinese property group’s acquisition of a US senior living business has stalled as regulators in China tighten their grip on outbound investments and banks re-calibrate their assessment of lending risks.  In June, Zhonghong Zhuoye Group was close to agreeing…

LTC Worker Shortage A 'Train Wreck Waiting To Happen,' Expert Says

August 7, 2017, Alyssa Salela, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Low wages and a lack of respect for direct care workers is putting the long-term care industry on a dangerous path to worker shortages, a professor warned last week.  “It's an absolute train wreck waiting to happen,”…

Assisted Living Offers Promise For Future, Ensign Group CEO Says

August 6, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Assisted living, along with home health, hospice, nonemergency medical transportation and other post-acute services are areas that offer encouragement for the future of The Ensign Group and its operating affiliates, President…