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StoneGate Modernizes SNF Referral Approach with New Intake Center

October 9, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Skilled Nursing News - After boosting referrals and admissions through a pilot program, StoneGate Senior Living is launching a “Central Intake Center” at its Dallas headquarters.  The new CIC is meant to create a more streamlined admissions process for its 12…

Pennsylvania Suit May Affect How SNF Operators Advertise

October 8, 2017, Tim Regan, Skilled Nursing News - A case in front of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court about a skilled nursing provider’s marketing materials could have implications for how SNFs advertise their services nationwide.  Back in 2015, the state’s Office of Attorney General (OAG)…

2 More Associations Join Florida Generator Rule Fight

October 3, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Two associations representing assisted living operators have joined LeadingAge Florida in filing legal challenges to 

Verma, Oz Rumored To Be On List Of Possible Price Replacements

October 3, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma and television personality Mehmet Oz, M.D., may be among President Donald Trump's candidates to replace former Department of Health and Human Services…

Inside Sabra’s ‘Unusual’ $430 Million Skilled Nursing Buy

October 3, 2017, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Sabra Healthcare REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBRA) last week made its first major skilled-nursing deal since merging with Care Capital Properties, 

In The Pipeline: $37 Million SNF Planned For Florida

October 2, 2017, Tim Regan, Skilled Nursing News - Skilled Nursing Facility Planned in Central - Florida Orlando Health is planning to open $37 million, 110-bed skilled nursing facility (SNF) in Ocoee, Fla.  Work on the Orlando Health Center for Rehabilitation is slated to begin…

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…