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HUD’s Carson Says USA Must Be World Leader In Senior Living

July 18, 2017, Elizabeth Jakaitis, Senior Housing News - Housing for the United States’ growing senior population is one of his department’s top priorities, according to former presidential candidate and current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.  He spoke this week at…

What Senior Housing Providers Get Wrong About Market Studies

July 16, 2017, Elizabeth Jakaitis, Senior Housing News - As the senior housing industry struggles to adapt to declining occupancy rates and staffavailability,…

Senior Living CEOs See A Silver Lining In Low Occupancy Rates

July 13, 2017, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - Despite sagging occupancy nationwide, the CEOs behind some of the country’s leading senior living companies still see plenty of opportunity for growth—and a chance to shape regulations that may be coming down the pike.  That was the theme of…

Former CMS Admins: Lawmakers Should Drop Medicaid Reforms From Health Bill Entirely

July 13, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Two former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrators are urging lawmakers to cut Medicaid provisions from their current Affordable Care Act replacement bill, claiming such a move would allow for more bipartisan…

CMS Seeks To Improve Consistency Among CMPs With Analytic Tool Revisions

July 13, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is hoping to even out the way civil monetary penalties are imposed via recently published revisions to its CMP Analytic Tool. Click 

Nursing Care Occupancy Dropped To 86.5% In Second Quarter

July 13, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The occupancy rate for nursing care properties fell to 86.5% in the second quarter of 2017, down .7% from the first…

Senate Healthcare Bill Puts Quality Of Care At Risk, Coalition Says

July 12, 2017, Alyssa Salela, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The number of Medicaid nursing home beds served could decline and some providers might start to refuse accepting Medicaid patients altogether if cuts proposed in the Senate healthcare bill occur, a coalition of aging…

SNF Deficiencies Declining, But Staffing Still Lower Than Recommended: Report

July 12, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The average number of deficiencies per nursing home has dropped in recent years, but staffing levels are still falling short of what some experts recommend, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Senior Living Executive Settles In $3.9 Million SEC Fraud Case

July 12, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - South Carolina businessman Dwayne Edwards has settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission after being 

Inventory Growth Knocks Assisted Living Occupancy To Lowest Point Since 2009

July 12, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Occupancy rates for assisted living communities reached their lowest point in eight years in the second quarter, driven down by inventory growth that outpaced healthy absorption rates, according to data released Wednesday by…