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Ventas Transitions Elmcroft Portfolio

January 23, 2018, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - The new operating company led by former Holiday Retirement CEO Kai Hsiao is now officially managing a 76-property portfolio of senior living properties.  The operator, Eclipse Senior Living (ESL), is jointly owned by Chicago-based real…

Good Samaritan Explores Merger

January 23, 2018, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - One of the country's largest senior living operators may be on the verge of getting even bigger in an effort to meet the challenges of an era of “unprecedented change” in healthcare.  Talks are progressing between the Evangelical…

Government Set To Reopen

January 23, 2018, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - While the temporary government funding bill passed Monday night gives a deeply divided Congress more time to negotiate a final budget deal, advocacy groups said it overlooks the fact that several senior causes…

Memory Care Occupancy Expected To Rise In 2018

January 22, 2018, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Memory care communities’ recent occupancy troubles have been well-documented.  Still, memory care occupancy is widely expected…

Senate Breaks Budget Impasse, Paving Way For Government To Reopen

January 22, 2018, Robert Costa, Erica Werner, Ed O'Keefe, Elise Viebeck, Washington Post - Roughly 60 hours after the federal government first shut down, a bipartisan group of negotiators in the Senate reached a breakthrough to reopen the government by uniting Republican and Democratic leaders…

Q & A from HUD - Impact of Government Shutdown

January 22, 2018, Department of Housing and Urban Development - Because of the government shutdown, FHA’s Office of Healthcare Programs has prepared the following questions and answers regarding our operating plans.  We greatly regret the inconvenience that this has caused, but hope the following…

Message From HUD - Impact Of Government Shutdown

January 22, 2018, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - As you are aware, annual funding for the government expired on Friday, January 19, 2018, due to the lack of appropriated funding.  Pending appropriations needed to operate, most FHA Multifamily activities must cease for…

How Skilled Nursing Can Ride Out A Wave Of Bad Press

January 21, 2018, Amy Baxter, Skilled Nursing News - For some, any press is good press.  But this phrase isn’t true for the skilled nursing and senior care space, which is facing a wave of negative media attention — including a damning…

Occupancy Woes Continue For Seniors Housing

January 17, 2018, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - Fourth quarter NIC MAP data for seniors housing occupancy had little good news before the flu season may decimate again.  We are going to have to wait until mid-February or so to start hearing…

Allegro Senior Living Announces New Brand

January 17, 2018, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior LivingAllegro Senior Living has launched a new brand, Alto Senior Living, with the addition of three new properties to its portfolio.  The company said it acquired the…