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Coming Soon To Your Community: Cyberattacks

June 12, 2017, John O'Connor, McKnight's Senior Living - Senior living operators and other health providers are under increased risk for cyberattacks that could threaten residents, several lawmakers suggested at a recent House hearing.  House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman…

How Brookdale Proved Bigger Is Rarely Better In Senior Living

June 12, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Following several blockbuster transactions in recent years, senior housing deal volume has begun to decelerate — and buyers are finally wisening up to the ideal sizes their companies aspire to.  Specifically, various headwinds have caused…

Senior Housing Investment Returns Continue To Fall

June 11, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Senior housing investment returns have historically outperformed those of other property types—but it’s possible that won’t last forever.  That’s because the total annual investment return for seniors housing has been slowly trending…

Skilled Nursing ‘Under Siege,’ Quarter Of Beds To Disappear By 2022

June 11, 2017, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The skilled nursing industry is in a heap of trouble, and there’s only so much that operators can do about it.  That was the bleak message from Lincoln Healthcare Leadership President and founder David Ellis to the crowd at the Post Acute…

NIC: Skilled Nursing Occupancy Rates Could Hit New Lows In 2017

June 9, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Occupancy rates in the skilled nursing sector could sink to new lows this year if current trends continue, according to a 

Improper Federal Payments Near $100 Billion Mark, Auditors Find

June 9, 2017, John O'Connor, McKnight's Senior Living - Erroneous government payments to senior living operators and other health-related organizations are approaching $100 billion a year, a new federal report alleges.  In fact, dubious funding to assisted living communities, nursing…

Nursing Home Certificate-Of-Need Laws Should Be Repealed

June 9, 2017, David Grabowski, Health Affairs Blog - Imagine if your state had a regulation explicitly limiting the number of hotels in a local area.  Rather than letting the market dictate the supply of hotel beds, the number of beds would be set by a regulatory body.  One does not need…

Blueprint In Buchanan, Georgia

June 8, 2017, Steve Monroe, The Senior Care Investor - Trent Gherardini of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors assisted a long-time owner of a skilled nursing facility in Buchanan, Georgia in the sale of the asset for $2.7 million.  The facility was…

Why One Provider Thinks Hotel-Like Senior Living Falls Short

June 8, 2017, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - These days, it’s not uncommon for senior living communities to open with bistros, movie theaters, yoga studios or other perks you might find at a nice hotel.  But as some providers across the U.S. adopt high-end amenities and hotel-like customer…

QCP Reaches Out To ManorCare Lenders Amid Potential Takeover

June 8, 2017, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP) on Thursday reached out to HCR ManorCare’s lenders with a request for funding as it considers an equity takeover of its primary skilled nursing tenant.  The Bethesda, Md.-based real estate investment trust…