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Senior Housing M&A Deal Volume Totaled $14.1 Billion In 2017

January 31, 2018, Tim Regan, Senior Houisng News - Senior housing and care transaction dollar volume dipped slightly in 2017, according to a blog post by Bill Kauffman, senior principal at the National Investment…

Minnesota Urged To Establish Assisted Living Licensure Process

January 31, 2018, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Minnesota may soon lose its status as one of the least-regulated states for assisted living, at least if a new consumer workgroup has its way.  In 2017, the Minnesota Department of Health received 25,226 allegations of physical abuse,…

Nursing Care Transactions Drop Almost 11% In 2017

January 31, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Nursing homes dragged down overall senior housing transaction volume in 2017, according to preliminary data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing…

Amid Opioid Epidemic, Drug Rehab Operators Eyeing SNF Properties

January 31, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - As millions of Americans grapple with opioid abuse disorders, skilled nursing facilities are attractive locations for drug treatment facilities.  With more than 2…

Provider Finds Formula To Beat Industry Retention Averages

January 29, 2018, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News -  Though some senior living providers must focus solely on higher wages or robust benefits to attract and retain top industry talent, that’s not the case at Presby’s Inspired Life.  The Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania-based nonprofit, which has…

Call9 Wants To Bring The ER Into Skilled Nursing Facilities

January 29, 2018, John Yedinak, Skilled Nursing News - With record-low occupancy, rising labor costs, and other pressures eroding the bottom line, the need for nursing homes to innovate to survive has never been more pressing.  In their quest for innovation, skilled nursing providers are turning…

Blueprint Names Torey Riso President & CEO

January 29, 2018, Blueprint Real Estate Advisors - Blueprint is pleased to announce that Torey Riso will join Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective February 1, 2018.  Riso, a real estate investment veteran with 25 years' experience, including…

Nursing Home Wages Trend Lower Than In Senior Living

January 28, 2018, Elizabeth Ecker, Skilled Nurisng News - Hourly wages for nursing home employees who provide direct care and services tend to be lower than wages for the same job titles in assisted living facilities and continuing care retirement communities, recent survey findings show. …

Skilled Nursing Pressures Forcing Non-Profits To Sell Or Close

January 28, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nurisng News - Headwinds in the skilled nursing industry have forced many non-profits to operate at a significant financial loss, to the point that SNF assets are becoming a drag on their overall health.  That’s according to Lisa McCracken and Dan Revie,…

Why Skilled Nursing Needs To Take Cues From Hotels

January 28, 2018, Jack Silverstein, Skilled Nursing News - Ten seconds.  That’s how quickly some consumers make up their minds about a skilled nursing facility.  They make that decision upon entry, as they look at the lobby, the seating, the art on the walls.  It’s the reason some skilled…