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Distress Deals Present Growing Opportunity for Senior Living Buyers

April 21, 2015, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Mid-sized senior living providers that are looking to grow have opted to build rather than buy lately, in part because they've been priced…

Providers Testify Against Post-Acute Bundled Pay Bill at Hearing

April 16, 2015, John Hall, McKnights - A top nursing home advocate on Thursday urged killing a bill calling for the bundling of Medicare payments for post-acute care services. The

CMS Actuary Throws Cold Water on 'Doc Fix' Bill Projections

April 12, 2015, John Hall, McKnights - Long-term care leaders who have widely endorsed a House proposal to permanently "fix" the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, might be suffering buyer's remorse after learning Friday that the bill might not provide the…

Medicaid Expansion a Boon for Early Adopters: Report

April 8, 2015, John Hall, McKnights - A new report produced for the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation concludes that Medicaid expansion provides a "win-win" for participating states and the government. "Savings to state budgets are in the hundreds…

Ventas to Spin off SNF REIT, Acquire Ardent Health for $1.75 Billion

April 6, 2015, John Yedinak, Senior Housing News - Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) announced early Monday morning it will acquire Ardent Medical Services, Inc., one of the 10 largest for-profit hospital companies in the U.S., for $1.75 billion in cash. Owned by…

Senior Care Investor - Financing of the Week



April 1, 2015, Senior Care Investor - After it finished
HUD's FY2014 as the top HUD lender in the country, HHC Finance continued by facilitating HUD refinancing for a portfolio of three skilled nursing facilities…

House Votes for Permanent Doc Fix, Bill Goes to Senate



March 26, 2015, John Frank, Modern Healthcare - The U.S. House Thursday voted overwhelmingly, 392-37, in favor of scrapping Medicare's sustainable growth-rate formula, passing a permanent…

Private Equity Bets Big on Seniors Housing



March 25, 2015, Bendix Anderson, Seniors Housing Business
- In just two years, private equity fund manager Kayne Anderson Real Estate Advisors (KAREA) has amassed a large seniors housing portfolio in the United States. "We've been pleasantly surprised…

New Senior Housing Investor Advances $250 Million Pipeline



March 9, 2015, Jason Oliva, Senior Housing News - Headed by former Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) chief John Rijos, CPF Living Communities is acting on its previously announced plans

Occupancy Projected To Climb Across All Senior Housing Types In 2015



March 8, 2015, Cassandra Dowell, Senior Housing News - Favorable economic and investment conditions are driving positive momentum throughout the spectrum of senior housing in 2015, new data shows. Occupancy is projected to climb between 10 and…