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Nursing Homes Catching A Break? What Do You Think?

January 5, 2018, James Berklan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - When the kids run in from the playground complaining about the “big bully,” visions of the Incredible Hulk romp in at least some imaginations.  When an adult investigates, however, often a snort and a shake of the…

Bomb Cyclone Tests SNF Emergency Preparedness

January 4, 2018, Mary Kate Nelson, Skilled Nursing News - Long before a major winter storm hit the East Coast early Thursday, skilled nursing providers across the region had a plan — with an assist from solid teamwork.  The so-called “bomb cyclone” hit close to home for Dan Reingold, president…

Spectrum Retirement Plots 16-Community Development Strategy

January 4, 2018, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - If all goes according to plan, Spectrum Retirement Communities will soon be operating more than 50 senior living communities across the nation.  The Denver-based company currently has 37 communities spread across major metro areas in 13 states,…

Tryko, Marquis Health Complete $3.5M Renovation In New Jersey

January 3, 2018, REBusiness Online - Tryko Partners and Marquis Health Services have completed $3.5 million in renovations to Oakland Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, a 215-bed skilled nursing facility in Oakland, 25 miles northwest of New York City.  Tryko acquired the…

Welltower Inks $368 Million Deal For 4 Sunrise CCRCs

January 3, 2018, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Toledo, OH-based Welltower has agreed to pay $368 million to Newton, MA-based Senior Housing Properties Trust for four rental continuing care retirement communities managed by Sunrise Senior Living, the real estate investment…

Senior Care Providers Get New Cyber Security Guidance

January 3, 2018, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The LeadingAge Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST) has developed extensive new research aimed at helping senior healthcare providers better understand cybersecurity threats and mitigate risks.

Bill Would Require More Emergency Prep In Nursing Homes

January 3, 2018, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - A new bill seeks to bolster emergency preparedness at the nation's nursing homes, even as the Trump administration backs away from some non-compliance…

Nursing Home Operators' Self-Dealings Criticized In National Report

January 3, 2018, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - It's no secret that nursing homes outsource a wide variety of goods and services — often management, facilities maintenance, staffing and so forth — to companies in which they have a financial interest or even…

Quality Care Properties Reduces ManorCare's rent

January 2, 2018, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Quality Care Properties has reduced HCR ManorCare's monthly rent, although ManorCare still expects that it will not be able to pay the full amount, the self-managed and self-administered real estate investment trust announced…

Trump Administration Relaxes Penalties Against Nursing Homes

January 2, 2018, Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News - The Trump administration - reversing guidelines put in place under President Barack Obama - is scaling back the use of fines against nursing homes that harm residents or place them in grave risk of injury.  The shift in the Medicare program’s…