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NIC: Nursing home and assisted living occupancy remained static in 4th quarter



January 12, 2015, Tim Mullaney, McKnights - The occupancy rate for nursing facilities and assisted living facilities held steady in the fourth quarter of 2014, while the rate for independent living continued its surge, according to data released…

Independent Living Trumps Assisted Living Occupancy Growth in Q4



January 11, 2015, Cassandra Dowell, Senior Housing News - The average occupancy rate for seniors housing properties in the fourth quarter of 2014 was 90.5%, showing an increase from the year prior, according to data released by National Investment Center for Seniors Housing &…

LTC REIT Completes Re-Leasing of 20 Former Assisted Living Concepts Properties



January 7, 2015, Jason Olivia, Senior Housing News - LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE: LTC) has completed the re-leasing of 20 assisted living properties to Senior Lifestyle Corporation and Veritas InCare, LLC.

Finding the Next Hot Spot for Senior Living Development



January 6, 2015, Jason Olivia, Senior Housing News - Not all metros are equal when it comes to senior living development. The last 18 months were marked by builder hot spots from Texas,…

Senior Housing Properties Agrees to Purchase 38 Senior Living Communities for $790 Million



December 26, 2014, Gail Kalinoski, Commercial Property Executive - Senior Housing Properties Trust, a Newtown, Mass.-based REIT, has agreed to buy 38 senior-living communities for $790 million from CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc., including assumption…

4 Things Senior Living Learned About ACOs in 2014



December 14, 2014, Emily Study, Senior Housing News - There's no doubt 2014 has been a big year for Accountable Care Organizations. We've seen the rise — and fall — of the programs, set forth by the Affordable Care Act and built to improve care, cut costs and reduce hospital…

What Rising Labor Costs Mean for Senior Housing Construction



December 11, 2014, Emily Study, Senior Housing News - As senior housing construction activity moves toward a high-growth period, labor shortages persist and continue to add pressure on construction costs, a


The New World of Assisted Living



December 5, 2014, Howard Gleckman, Forbes - December Assisted living facilities (ALFs) may be going the way of cable TV. Still around, but with a limited future. Their residents are changing. Even as their needs become more complicated, they are…

Final Rule Expands CMS Power to Bar Providers from Medicare



December 4, 2014, Tim Mullaney, McKnights - Long-term care providers that consistently submit improper claims could have their Medicare enrollment revoked, under a final rule released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS…

NHI to Acquire Eight Communities for $476 Million and Commits $15 Million Working Capital Line



December 01, 2014, Murfreesboro, TN, Business Wire - National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) announced today it has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire…