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Time To Move Forward

March 23, 2016, Ben Swett, Senior Care Investor - Activist shareholders can distract management from focusing on growth and cash flow, and maybe Brookdale and Capital Senior Living can move forward in peace.  Don’t you just hate distractions.  Andy Smith at Brookdale has…

Federal Nursing Home Benchmark Analytics Tool Launched

March 22, 2016, Kourtney Liepelt, McKnights - OnlyBoth has created a tool that uses Nursing Home Compare data to give insights into quality of care.  The innovative benchmarking engine searches for peer groups to compare based on relevant criteria, and can analyze more than 600,000 insights.

New Provider Launches, Helmed By Former Senior Lifestyle COO

March 22, 2016, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - There’s another new entrant in senior living, and the recently launched owner, operator and developer has set out to become…

Senior Living Poised to Attract More Diverse Residents

March 21, 2016, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - Race, age and income all play a significant role in who is looking at senior housing, but recent survey findings suggest a possible inflection point, as minorities express more interest in senior living for themselves than for their…

'Novel' Reforms Needed To Strengthen Medicare, House Panel Says

March 17, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Medicare is in need of “novel” proposals to preserve and strengthen the program, members of the House Ways and Means Health subcommittee said in a hearing on Wednesday.  The traditional Medicare program could benefit from reforms to make it more similar…

3 Rules Of Managing Millennials In Senior Living

March 17, 2016, Elizabeth Ecker, Senior Housing News - With a labor crisis in store that includes a worker shortage and wage pressures ahead, health care organizations…

Why Seniors Housing Can’t Ignore Disruptive Technology

March 16, 2016, Christian Sweetser, Senior Housing News - It’s 2025. Imagine your morning routine.  As you awake, your day’s appointments are displayed on your glasses. Your digital assistant begins to speak, giving you a quick rundown of important meetings and reminding you that your refrigerator…

House Committee Advances Bill That Would Cut Medicaid Funding

March 16, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - The House Energy and Commerce Committee has given the green light to a bill that has caused headaches for provider groups for its proposed cuts to Medicaid provider assessments.  The Common…

NIC Report: Occupancy Down, Managed Medicare Use Up In Skilled Nursing Facilities

March 13, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Skilled nursing facility occupancy has dipped from 2011 to 2015, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's inaugural Skilled Nursing Data Report.  The report, 

State Supreme Court Rules In Nursing Home's Favor In Arbitration Case

March 13, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Claims brought against a nursing home by five former residents must be resolved through arbitration, the Arkansas Supreme Court ruled…