News

Medicaid Expansion a Boon for Early Adopters: Report

April 8, 2015, John Hall, McKnights - A new report produced for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation concludes that Medicaid expansion provides a "win-win" for participating states and the government. "Savings to state budgets are in the hundreds…

Ventas to Spin off SNF REIT, Acquire Ardent Health for $1.75 Billion

April 6, 2015, John Yedinak, Senior Housing News - Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) announced early Monday morning it will acquire Ardent Medical Services, Inc., one of the 10 largest for-profit hospital companies in the U.S., for $1.75 billion in cash. Owned by…

Senior Care Investor - Financing of the Week



April 1, 2015, Senior Care Investor - After it finished
HUD's FY2014 as the top HUD lender in the country, HHC Finance continued by facilitating HUD refinancing for a portfolio of three skilled nursing facilities…

House Votes for Permanent Doc Fix, Bill Goes to Senate



March 26, 2015, John Frank, Modern Healthcare - The U.S. House Thursday voted overwhelmingly, 392-37, in favor of scrapping Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula, passing a permanent…

Private Equity Bets Big on Seniors Housing



March 25, 2015, Bendix Anderson, Seniors Housing Business
- In just two years, private equity fund manager Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors (KAREA) has amassed a large seniors housing portfolio in the United States. "We've been pleasantly surprised…

New Senior Housing Investor Advances $250 Million Pipeline



March 9, 2015, Jason Oliva, Senior Housing News - Headed by former Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) chief John Rijos, CPF Living Communities is acting on its previously announced plans

Occupancy Projected To Climb Across All Senior Housing Types In 2015



March 8, 2015, Cassandra Dowell, Senior Housing News - Favorable economic and investment conditions are driving positive momentum throughout the spectrum of senior housing in 2015, new data shows. Occupancy is projected to climb between 10 and…

NHI Ups CCRC Game with $154 Million LCS Deal



March 5, 2015, Jason Olivia, Senior Housing News - Tennessee-based National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) is executing on plans to sharpen its focus on continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs), eyeing heightened demand and improving market fundamentals to drive investments.

Top REITs Weigh in on Brookdale Real Estate Spin-Off Potential



March 4, 2015, Emily Study, Senior Housing News - A month after Brookdale Senior Living was prodded by shareholders to spin off its real estate ownership, the company's chief is making the case for a patient approach — and top health care real estate investment trusts (REITs)…

New Medicare ACO to be Unveiled Soon



March 2, 2015, John Hall, McKnights - The government's top health insurer has announced that providers could get a first look at a new type of Medicare accountable care organization this month. It has been modeled closely after a controversial managed care program and…