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The Top 10 Senior Housing Trends for 2015



January 19, 2015, George Yedinak, Senior Housing News - We all have many decisions to make every day: what to eat, what to wear, what route to take to work, how to care for our children and provide for our families, among a plethora of other choices.

These personal…



MedPAC Unanimously Votes to Recommend Site-Neutral Payments



January 16, 2015, Tim Mullaney, McKnights - The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission has unanimously voted to recommend site-neutral payments for certain post-acute services. Skilled nursing interests have championed the policy, but opponents also…

Providers Prepare for the Next Big Thing: Working in Retirement



January 14, 2015, Cassandra Dowell, Senior Housing News - A growing number of senior living residents are seeing opportunities to further their careers or pursue new passions in their later years. In fact, while 65 has traditionally been the magic age for retirement, the…

NIC: Nursing home and assisted living occupancy remained static in 4th quarter



January 12, 2015, Tim Mullaney, McKnights - The occupancy rate for nursing facilities and assisted living facilities held steady in the fourth quarter of 2014, while the rate for independent living continued its surge, according to data released…

Independent Living Trumps Assisted Living Occupancy Growth in Q4



January 11, 2015, Cassandra Dowell, Senior Housing News - The average occupancy rate for seniors housing properties in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 90.5%, showing an increase from the year prior, according to data released by National Investment Center for Seniors Housing &…

LTC REIT Completes Re-Leasing of 20 Former Assisted Living Concepts Properties



January 7, 2015, Jason Olivia, Senior Housing News - LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE: LTC) has completed the re-leasing of 20 assisted living properties to Senior Lifestyle Corporation and Veritas InCare, LLC.

Finding the Next Hot Spot for Senior Living Development



January 6, 2015, Jason Olivia, Senior Housing News - Not all metros are equal when it comes to senior living development. The last 18 months were marked by builder hot spots from Texas,…

Senior Housing Properties Agrees to Purchase 38 Senior Living Communities for $790 Million



December 26, 2014, Gail Kalinoski, Commercial Property Executive - Senior Housing Properties Trust, a Newtown, Mass.-based REIT, has agreed to buy 38 senior-living communities for $790 million from CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc., including assumption…

4 Things Senior Living Learned About ACOs in 2014



December 14, 2014, Emily Study, Senior Housing News - There's no doubt 2014 has been a big year for Accountable Care Organizations. We've seen the rise — and fall — of the programs, set forth by the Affordable Care Act and built to improve care, cut costs and reduce hospital…

What Rising Labor Costs Mean for Senior Housing Construction



December 11, 2014, Emily Study, Senior Housing News - As senior housing construction activity moves toward a high-growth period, labor shortages persist and continue to add pressure on construction costs, a