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CEO Sound Bites From Ventas, NHI, Capital Senior Living

June 7, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Senior housing CEOs have their share of challenges to navigate at the moment, from tight labor markets to oversupply to a rising interest rate environment.  However, the outlook today—though uncertain—is not nearly as bleak as it has been…

SNF Occupancy Projected To Fall Further In 2017

June 4, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Skilled Nursing News - Anyone hoping for skilled nursing occupancy to bounce back this year might want to adjust their expectations.  Occupancy for skilled nursing is projected to dip 40 basis points in 2017, hitting 86.4% by year-end, according to a recently 

Ohio Nursing Homes' Low Staffing Called A 'Crisis,' Puts Residents At Risk: A Critical Choice

June 4, 2017, John Caniglia & Jo Ellen Corrigan, The Plain Dealer - Genevieve Gipson has spent more than 60 years teaching aides how to provide empathetic care to nursing home residents.  In that time, she has never faced a tougher fight than the one that greets her students every day in…

NCAL Hits Washington To Educate Members Of Congress

June 4, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - National Center for Assisted Living members will converge on the nation's capital Monday and Tuesday with four themes in mind for legislators and their staffs, NCAL Executive Director Scott Tittle told McKnight's Senior Living.

Leading GOP Senator Says "I Don't See A Comprehensive Health-Care Plan" Passing Congress This Year

June 2, 2017, Dan Mangan, CNBC - A top GOP senator 

Tips For Smarter Bridge Financing In Senior Housing

June 2, 2017, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - Senior living providers who need to grow to stay competitive but don’t want to wait for FHA financing should consider a bridge loan. However, there are some caveats to keep in mind.  That was a big takeaway from a May 24 webinar hosted…

More People Want Medicare To Cover Long-Term Care; Less Personal Planning Occurring, Poll Shows

May 30, 3017 Alyssa Salela, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The percent of older Americans supporting Medicare coverage of long-term care has grown significantly since 2013, according to a poll by the Associated…

Averting Deep Medicaid Cuts Key As Senators Draft Own Health Bill

May 30 , 2017, James Berklan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Senate Republicans headed into the long Memorial Day weekend determined to make progress on a bill to replace Obamacare, but some notable players were guarded, if not outright skeptical, that much could be accomplished…

As Nursing Homes Evict Patients, States Question Motives

May 26, 2017, Ina Jaffe, NPR All Things Considered - People complain about nursing homes a lot: the food's no good or there's not enough staff, and so on. It's a long list. But the top complaint, according to the federal government, is eviction from a nursing home.  Technically, it's known…

Older Americans Want Medicare To Pay For Long-Term Care

May 25, 2017, Associated Press, New York Times - A growing number of Americans age 40 and older think Medicare should cover the costs of long-term care for older adults, according to a poll conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.  That option is unlikely…