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How Millennials Could Ward Off A Skilled Nursing Staffing Crisis

October 2, 2017, Tim Regan, Skilled Nursing News - An influx of millennials is energizing the nursing workforce during a crucial period of demand growth—but that may be offset by a wave of baby boomers retiring en masse.  An average millennial is now 186% more likely to become a registered…

Kindred SNF Sell-Off Continues With $108M, 12-Property Deal

October 2, 2017, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Kindred Healthcare, Inc.’s (NYSE: KND) exit from the skilled nursing industry continued Monday morning as the company announced the formal sale of 14 more SNFs.  The Louisville, Ky.-based operator offloaded 12 of those properties, along…

Health Sensors Prove Their Value In Assisted Living

October 2, 2017, Carlo Calma, Senior Housing News - Sensors have been shown to prevent functional decline in assisted living residents—and, as a result, can help them stay healthier longer, according to a recent study published in the Journal of The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care…

Out-of-the-Box Ways Senior Housing Can Compete With Aging At Home

October 1, 2017, Carlo Calma, Senior Housing News - The strong desire of many older adults to age in their own homes continues to threaten the senior housing industry.  To begin to attract more of these seniors, the industry will have to become more innovative, according to Dan Hutson, chief…

Strong Senior Housing Occupancy Boosts CNL Healthcare Properties

September 19, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - If the recent performance of CNL Healthcare Properties is any indication, private real estate investment trusts (REITs) aren’t struggling nearly…

Skilled Nursing REIT Sabra Makes $371M Senior Housing Play

September 19, 2017, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) took a major step toward reducing its skilled nursing concentration on Tuesday, announcing the acquisition of a minority stake in a $1.6 billion assisted living portfolio.  Sabra’s 49% stake in the…

Seniors Housing Well-Represented On New List Of Top Owners Of Medical Real Estate

September 11, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Welltower was recently listed as the top-ranked seniors-housing related entity on Revista's new rankings of Top 50 Owners of Medical Real Estate, released Thursday.

MedPAC Considers Giving Hospital Discharge Planners Bigger Role In Placing Nursing Home Residents

September 11, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term care News - Almost half of skilled nursing facility residents had five or more higher-quality facilities available in their area that they were not directed to by a discharging hospital, a federal panel shared last week.  

Irma Tests Emergency Response Of Holiday, Other Senior Living Providers

September 10, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Hurricane Irma pummeled the Sunshine State over the weekend—and started to test senior housing companies’ natural disaster protocols in the process.  In South Florida, 1 in 5 residents is older than 65, and in three counties projected…

The Leadership Series: How Data Is Driving Senior Living Decision Making

September 8, 2017, Erik Prado, Senior Houisng News - Most senior living operators understand the importance of collecting data, and many have tools in place to help them collect and analyze that data. But what do executives do with the data they collect?  How does it positively impact their…