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Chasing Millions In Medicaid Dollars, Hospitals Buy Up Nursing Homes

October 13, 2017, Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News - Westminster Village North, a nursing home and retirement community in Indianapolis, recently added 25 beds, as well as two kitchens to speed food delivery to its residents.  It redesigned patients’ rooms to ease wheelchair use and added…

Average Nursing Care Occupancy Falls To Record-Low 86.2%

October 11, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Skilled Nursing NewsNursing care occupancy experienced a dip last quarter, according to data released Tuesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).  Specifically, average nursing care occupancy fell…

Diving Into CareTrust REIT’s Latest Virginia Acquisition

October 11, 2017, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor When CareTrust REIT announced a spate of deals at the beginning of this month, on top of an already busy year, one deal in particular stood out, mainly for the fact that it did not involve a skilled nursing…

Kindred Makes Everyone A Recruiter To Win New Staff

October 10, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Skilled Nursing News - Post-acute giant Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) is not afraid of making changes—including currently exiting the skilled nursing…

New Law Creates LGBT 'Bill of Rights' For California Assisted Living, Nursing Home Residents

October 10, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - A bill signed into law Oct. 4 by California Gov. Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown Jr. establishes a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Long-Term Care Facility Residents' Bill of Rights to protect LGBT older adults in the state…

M&A Hit 2017 Low In Third Quarter

October 10, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Seniors housing and care merger and acquisition activity in the third quarter was the lowest of any quarter in the year so far, according to 

Lexington Health Network Named Innovator Of The Year

October 10, 2017, Elizabeth Leis Newman, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Innovating in telemedicine has been a priority of Lexington Health Network in Lombard, IL, for the past five years. Its dedication has resulted in the Innovator…

StoneGate Modernizes SNF Referral Approach with New Intake Center

October 9, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Skilled Nursing News - After boosting referrals and admissions through a pilot program, StoneGate Senior Living is launching a “Central Intake Center” at its Dallas headquarters.  The new CIC is meant to create a more streamlined admissions process for its 12…

Pennsylvania Suit May Affect How SNF Operators Advertise

October 8, 2017, Tim Regan, Skilled Nursing News - A case in front of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court about a skilled nursing provider’s marketing materials could have implications for how SNFs advertise their services nationwide.  Back in 2015, the state’s Office of Attorney General (OAG)…

2 More Associations Join Florida Generator Rule Fight

October 3, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Two associations representing assisted living operators have joined LeadingAge Florida in filing legal challenges to