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REITs Sheltered From Skilled Nursing Headwinds - For Now

March 28, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Meaningful headwinds are currently impacting skilled nursing facility (SNF) operators, with little chance of abating any time soon.  Still, there’s scarce reason to expect sector-wide bankruptcies, as occurred less than 20 years ago.

And…

CMS Doubles Funding For Rehospitalization Reduction Program

March 28, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has pledged an additional $16.9 million to Indiana University's OPTIMISTIC project, the university announced…

CMS Will Test Paying More For Skilled Nursing To Curb Hospital Readmissions

March 24. 2016, Virgil Dickson, Modern Healthcare - The CMS will test whether paying skilled-nursing facilities more will help reduce avoidable hospital admissions among their long-term-care residents. Industry stakeholders…

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…