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Streamlining Communication For Optimal Care Provision

February 16, 2017, Galina Datskovsky, McKnight's Senior LivingAs the country's population ages, more people look to independent living and retirement communities to simplify their lives and focus on wellness, or to assisted living facilities to receive around-the-clock attention.…

Ventas Rumored To Be In Buyout Talks With Brookdale

February 16, 2017, Alana Stramowski, Senior Housing News - Rumors of a potential sale of senior housing giant Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) took another turn Thursday, as real estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas (NYSE: VTR) was said to be in talks to buy the company in whole or in…

Change Is Coming: What To Expect From Verma's CMS

February 14, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - With former Georgia Congressman Tom Price confirmed as the new head of the Department of Health and Human Services, it's time to turn the focus on the person picked by President Donald Trump to helm the agency most…

Nursing Home Exemption Sought In Medicaid Managed Care

February 13, 2017,  News Service of Florida - With the nursing-home industry lobbying for changes, a Senate Republican has proposed exempting some nursing-home residents from the statewide Medicaid managed-care system.  The bill (SB 682), filed Friday by Sen. Kelli Stargel, R-Lakeland, would…

Assisted Living Slumps, Independent Living Thrives for HCP

February 13, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson. Senior Housing News - Echoing rival Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR), real estate investment trust HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP) revealed on Monday that it’s…

Brookdale Posts Growing Losses, Cites Industry Headwinds

February 13, 2017, Alana Stramowski, Senior Housing News - For the largest senior housing provider in the country, the struggle goes on. Brookdale Senior Living’s (NYSE: BKD) net loss for the fourth quarter of 2016 increased by more than 50% on a year-over-year basis. Its quarterly revenue…

Ventas Delivers ‘Warning Shot’ Over Continued Oversupply Pressures

February 12, 2017, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - After breaking into the hospital and life science sector last year with a significant $1.5 billion splash, Chicago-based real estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) appears to be poised for a slower year for its senior living…

Tom Price Confirmed As Secretary Of Health And Human Services

February 10, 2017, Alison Kodjak, NPR - The Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., early Friday as the new secretary of Health and Human Services.  He was approved by…

Supreme Court's Arbitration Decision Could Pose Threat To SNF Industry, Insiders Say

February 10, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - A nursing home arbitration lawsuit that's scheduled to be argued in the Supreme Court this month may change the future of the industry, according to those close to the case.  The lawsuit, 

Healthcare REIT CareTrust Releases Quarterly Earnings

February 9, 2017, Julia Bunch, BisNow - After quietly acquiring a North Texas portfolio in December, California-based healthcare REIT CareTrust's newly released quarterly earnings are strong. The company’s quarterly revenue of $28.2M exceeded analyst estimates by about $1M and was up…