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What Senior Living Operators Can Borrow From Disney Design

July 12, 2017, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - Though some senior living operators use expensive amenities and state-of-the-art facilities to boost their image, they might receive more referrals if they had an overarching theme to pull their communities together.  That’s according to a new…

Assisted Living Occupancy Plummets To Record Low

July 12, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Assisted living occupancy is continuing to fall nationwide, according to data released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).  The average occupancy rate for assisted living properties across the…

California Nurses Still Pressing Lawmakers To Vote For Single-Payer

July 11, 2017, Kaiser Health News - To some, the California Nurses Association's political tactics in pushing for a single-payer health system seemed a bit, well, extreme.  Never mind the raucous…

Brookdale Taps New Partner To Connect With Innovators

July 11, 2017, Elizabeth Jakaitis, Senior Housing News - The nation’s largest senior housing provider has entered into a new partnership in the hopes of remaining nimble and…

Welltower Alleges Former CIO Conspired With Rival HCP

July 11, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - New alleged details have emerged regarding Scott Brinker’s contentious departure from Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) and potential future employment with HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP). The situation involves, among other things, suspiciously timed…

Residents Feeling Rushed, Unprepared To Make SNF Decision

July 11, 2017, Alyssa Salela, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Older adults often feel rushed and unprepared when deciding on a skilled nursing facility to enter after hospitalization, a new…

Shareholders Sue Over Care Capital Properties’ $7.4 Billion Merger With Sabra

July 10, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - The planned $7.4 billion merger of Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBRA) and Care Capital Properties,…

Rural Hospitals Struggling, Serving Populations With Many Health Disparities, Report Finds

July 10, 2017, Jeff Lagasse, Healthcare Finance - Rural hospitals are struggling.  New Research from the Chartis Center for Rural Health, in conjunction with iVantage Health Analytics,…

CMS Releases New Survey Interpretive Guidance, Will Delay Penalties For One Year

July 5, 2017, Elizabeth Leis Newman, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) said Friday it “has heard numerous concerns” about requirements for Phase 2 survey guidelines and will be postponing enforcement penalties for another year.

Ventas Expects $700 Million From Kindred’s Freshly Inked SNF Sale

July 4, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) has found a buyer for its skilled nursing portfolio, and its major real estate investment trust (REIT) landlord Ventas (NYSE: VTR) expects to ultimately receive $700 million from the deal.  The buyer, BM Eagle…