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Senior Living Executive Settles In $3.9 Million SEC Fraud Case

July 12, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - South Carolina businessman Dwayne Edwards has settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission after being 

Inventory Growth Knocks Assisted Living Occupancy To Lowest Point Since 2009

July 12, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Occupancy rates for assisted living communities reached their lowest point in eight years in the second quarter, driven down by inventory growth that outpaced healthy absorption rates, according to data released Wednesday by…

What Senior Living Operators Can Borrow From Disney Design

July 12, 2017, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - Though some senior living operators use expensive amenities and state-of-the-art facilities to boost their image, they might receive more referrals if they had an overarching theme to pull their communities together.  That’s according to a new…

Assisted Living Occupancy Plummets To Record Low

July 12, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Assisted living occupancy is continuing to fall nationwide, according to data released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).  The average occupancy rate for assisted living properties across the…

California Nurses Still Pressing Lawmakers To Vote For Single-Payer

July 11, 2017, Kaiser Health News - To some, the California Nurses Association's political tactics in pushing for a single-payer health system seemed a bit, well, extreme.  Never mind the raucous…

Brookdale Taps New Partner To Connect With Innovators

July 11, 2017, Elizabeth Jakaitis, Senior Housing News - The nation’s largest senior housing provider has entered into a new partnership in the hopes of remaining nimble and…

Welltower Alleges Former CIO Conspired With Rival HCP

July 11, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - New alleged details have emerged regarding Scott Brinker’s contentious departure from Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) and potential future employment with HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP). The situation involves, among other things, suspiciously timed…

Residents Feeling Rushed, Unprepared To Make SNF Decision

July 11, 2017, Alyssa Salela, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Older adults often feel rushed and unprepared when deciding on a skilled nursing facility to enter after hospitalization, a new…

Shareholders Sue Over Care Capital Properties’ $7.4 Billion Merger With Sabra

July 10, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - The planned $7.4 billion merger of Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBRA) and Care Capital Properties,…

Rural Hospitals Struggling, Serving Populations With Many Health Disparities, Report Finds

July 10, 2017, Jeff Lagasse, Healthcare Finance - Rural hospitals are struggling.  New Research from the Chartis Center for Rural Health, in conjunction with iVantage Health Analytics,…