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Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries Less Likely To Use Post-Acute Care, Analysis Finds

May 11, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - More Medicare Advantage beneficiaries are being discharged from the hospital directly to their homes, instead of to a post-acute care facility, than traditional fee-for-service patients, according to a 

How Universities Are Making A Case For Senior Housing

May 11, 2017, Elizabeth Ecker, Senior Housing News - Several universities have made inroads lately in educating students about senior living as a career path.  Programs at Washington State University, the University of Southern California, and George Mason University have all established…

White House Meets On Potential Repeal Of Nursing Home Arbitration Ban

May 11, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnIght's Long-Term Care News - The White House Office of Management and Budget held a meeting with nursing home consumer advocates on Friday to discuss a federal rule that could possibly roll back the national ban on pre-dispute arbitration agreements.

Top 10 Healthiest States For Seniors in 2017

May 10, 2017, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - Seniors looking to stay in tip-top shape might want to consider moving to communities in the Midwest, the Southwest, or on a tropical island.  That’s because the healthiest three states in the union are Minnesota, Utah, and Hawaii, according…

Brookdale Operations Improve, Takeout Chatter Focuses On Foreign Buyer

May 9, 2017, Alana Stramowski, Senior Housing News - Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) shares were up Tuesday after the company seemed to get a handle on its operations in the first quarter.  Meanwhile, speculation continued that the company may be considering selling itself in whole or…

State High Court Upholds Class Action Status In Understaffing Suit Against SNF

May 8, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - A wrongful death complaint filed against an Arkansas nursing home may continue as a class action lawsuit, the state's supreme court ruled on Thursday.  The case was filed in 2015 by Andrew Phillips, the son of a resident…

Sabra Health Care, Care Capital Properties Agree To Merge, Create $7.4B Healthcare REIT

May 8, 2017, Taylor Williams, Senior Housing Business - Sabra Health Care REIT (NASDAQ: SBRA) and Care Capital Properties Inc. (NYSE: CCP) are joining forces to create a healthcare REIT with a pro forma total market capitalization of roughly $7.4 billion and an equity market capitalization…

Skilled Nursing Defendants File For Change Of Venue

May 8, 2017, Linda Stansberry, North Coast Journal - Shlomo Rechnitz can’t get a fair trial in Humboldt County.  That’s the contention of the law firm representing the skilled nursing magnate, Lewis Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP, which recently filed a motion for a change of venue…

Welltower CEO Discusses ‘Most Compelling Real Estate Opportunity In Decades’

May 7, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) sees big opportunities for medical office and senior housing real estate.  In fact, the $2.75 billion sale of Duke Realty’s medical office building portfolio, announced this week, was a major topic of discussion…

Sabra Health Care REIT And Care Capital Properties Combine In $7.4 Billion Merger

May 7, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Two major players in the senior care space have decided to join forces.  Senior housing owner Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBRA) and former “pure…