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QCP Grants Forbearance To ManorCare, Hints At Major Restructuring

April 7, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Less than a year after spinning off from HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP), skilled nursing real estate investment trust (REIT) Quality…

Senior Living Execs Discuss Playbooks For The Worker Shortage

April 6, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - The senior living worker shortage is real, and to make the most out of hiring and retaining employees, executives are thinking outside of the box—and the industry— to find talent.  From comprehensive programs to onboard industry newbies…

Editor’s Take: SNF Cast-Offs, Spinoffs And Pure Plays In Stormy Weather

April 5, 2017, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - Health care real estate investment trusts (REITs) underwent major refocusing last year, creating skilled nursing cast-offs, spinoffs and pure plays.  Now, skilled nursing has slipped…

3 Untapped Technologies With High Value In Senior Housing

April 5, 2017, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - To increase resident satisfaction and attract more business, senior housing providers may want to focus on a few technologies that are not so common across the industry at the moment.  Integrated fitness systems, resident locating technology,…

$3.19 Million Grant Revs Up ‘Age-Friendly Health Systems’ Initiative

April 2, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - The U.S. population is aging rapidly—and some experts believe that hospitals and health systems need to change to adequately support it.  That’s the idea behind the Age-Friendly Health Systems initiative, launched by The John A. Hartford…

A Solid Investment

April 1, 2017, John Andrews, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - After several years of consistent, pragmatic investment in senior living care properties, new market variables have some financiers concerned about volatility and its impact on current development, industry specialists say. A return…

Nursing Home Caregivers Urgently Needed

March 31, 2017, Channel 3000.com - There is an urgent need for nursing home caregivers in Wisconsin.  The state is launching a new program called the Caregiver Career Program to train, retain and recruit more nurse aides.  The Wisconsin Department of Health…

Strawberry Fields REIT Refinances Scottsburg Skilled Nursing Facility

March 31, 2017, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - Six years after initially leasing a skilled nursing facility in Scottsburg, Indiana, and three years after purchasing it, Strawberry Fields REIT LLC is refinancing the facility with a $4.4 million 35-year HUD loan,…

What To Pay For An “A” Quality Assisted Living Community

March 31, 2017, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - It is becoming increasingly apparent that there are two separate markets for assisted living properties between those we consider “A” properties and those that are “B” properties. We first separated out these two markets in 2012 (and did…

Lawmakers Back Limits On Nursing Home Lawsuits

March 31, 2017, Associated Press - West Virginia legislators have voted to tighten limits on lawsuits alleging poor care by nursing homes.  Meanwhile the House has postponed until Saturday voting on the bill to eliminate state funding for greyhound racing and until Monday the bill to legalize…