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Largest Senior Housing REITs Pencil Out Divergent Hospital Plays

October 18, 2015, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - After a year of record transaction volume across senior living, the “Big Three” senior housing REITs now are taking aim at a different asset…

Blueprint Sells 2 Skilled Nursing Facilities in Texas for $10 Million

October 13, 2015, Seniors Housing Business - Blueprint Health Care Real Estate Advisors has arranged the sale of a portfolio of two skilled nursing facilities in Texas for $10 million.  Winterhaven, located in Houston, was built in 1970 and consists of 160 beds. Heritage Place, located in…

Brookdale as Takeover Target: Where Are the Buyers?

September 10, 2015, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - Goldman Sachs naming Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) as one of six top acquisition targets in the health care sector earlier…

SNF Cost-Comparison Report: Occupancy Rates Down, Cash-On-Hand Increases

August 30, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - A decline in occupancy rates and an increase in days cash-on-hand are among the findings included in CliftonLarsonAllen's sweeping Skilled Nursing Facility Cost Comparison Report. Skilled nursing facilities saw a decrease in occupancy rates…

Memory Care Occupancy, Rents Dip As Building Boom Continues

August 30, 2015, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - Conversation surrounding the risk of oversupply in the senior housing industry has been ongoing recently, with one frequent observation being that supply concerns differ greatly by locality. But supply also varies among different…

Survey: Investors Flock to Senior Housing, Dismiss Oversupply Worries

August 27, 2015, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - Fears of oversupply have driven the conversation around senior housing in recent weeks, but commercial real estate professionals still believe market fundamentals are strong and find senior housing to be a highly attractive…

GAO Will Investigate Five-Star Rating System

August 27, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - In a move sure to surprise many providers, the Government Accountability Office will investigate the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Five-Star Quality Rating System, according to a published report. Notice of the investigation appeared…

Nursing Home's Safety Documents Not Protected, Court Rules

August 26, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - A North Carolina nursing home operator can't claim privilege in protecting documents created by its safety committee from discovery, a federal trial court has ruled. The case

Post-Acute Push Boosts ACO Savings

August 26, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Medicare accountable care organizations saved the federal government more than $411 million in 2014, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. A CMS report

Job Market Powers on, Keeping Fed on Track to Raise Rates

August 7, 2015, Victoria Stilwell, BloombergBusiness - The U.S. job market is chugging ahead, making the type of progress Federal Reserve policy makers want to see in order to raise interest rates as soon as September. Employers added 215,000 jobs in July, the unemployment rate held at a…