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REITs Adopt Novel Approaches To Stay Relevant In Skilled Nursing

June 4, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The rapidly shifting skilled nursing landscape has forced some of the major  real estate investment trusts (REITs) to change their game plans — and led some long-time industry-watchers to question whether their time as major players in the…

Nursing Home Advocates Say AGs' Push For Punitive Enforcement Won't Improve Quality

June 4, 2018, Kimberly Marselas, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The leading association (ACHA/NCAL) for skilled nursing providers said Friday that a call by state officials to reinstate tough federal enforcement policies might undercut…

Social Connections, Group Living Help Preserve Brain Health

May 31, 2018, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Strong social connections could help preserve memory and improve quality of life for older adults, suggests new research published today in the journal Frontiers…

Five SNFs In The Tar Heel State Swap Owners

May 30, 2018, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - Hired to either find a buyer or a new tenant for a portfolio of five skilled nursing facilities with 638 beds in 

Kansas Nursing Homes Navigate ‘Weird’ Issues Left In Skyline’s Wake

May 30, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nurisng News - When Kansas placed 15 skilled nursing facilities operated by Wood Ridge, N.J.-based Skyline Healthcare into receivership in late March, it exposed some immediate problems for the new operator, Mission…

Progress Occurring With Eldercare Workforce Innovations

May 30, 2018, Susan Hildebrandt, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Last week's announcement of The Geriatrics Workforce Improvement Act (S.2888) introduced by Sen.…

Welltower Updates Investors On Impending QCP, ManorCare Deal

May 21, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Welltower, Inc. (NYSE: WELL) on Monday provided a brief update to shareholders on the company’s coming acquisition of Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP), the real estate investment trust (REIT) primarily associated with struggling skilled…

One Skilled Nursing Facility’s Turnaround To 97% Full

May 21, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Five years ago, the Harlem Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation had multiple rooms filled with used and abandoned building materials.  In addition, wires were hanging from the ceilings, and some of the showers in patient bathrooms weren’t…

Bidding War For County Nursing Home

May 20, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Iowa Nursing Home Draws Three Prospective BuyersThe 168-bed Country View nursing and mental health care center in Waterloo, Iowa, has drawn the interest of three companies, which have initially offered to…

Post-Acute Care Remains A Mystery For Hospital Doctors

May 20, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Care transitions have become critically important for long-term care providers’ finances, but the world of skilled nursing facilities and home heath settings remains a mystery to many doctors at hospitals — and a pair of hospitalists think…