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NASL Winter Conference to Focus on Regulatory, Legislative Issues



February 5, 2015, James Berklan, McKnights - The Winter Legislative and Regulatory Conference of the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care takes place Monday through Wednesday in Washington. In addition to Congressional visits, the gathering will feature an address…

Brookdale Off to Rocky Start Post-Merger



February 5, 2015, Jason Olivia, Senior Housing News - Big growth doesn't come easy. Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE:BKD) knows all too well. After offering a preliminary glimpse

Seniors Housing Expected to Outperform Again in 2015



February 3, 2015, Jane Adler, Seniors Housing Business - With seniors housing property sales in 2014 hitting $17 billion - exceeding the $15 billion recorded last year - industry executives predict no slowdown in the acquisitions market in the year…

The Top 5 Tech Opportunities for Senior Living Operators in 2015



February 3, 2015, Jason Olivia, Senior Housing News - The essence of technology is to create efficiencies. And in senior housing, that is no different. Whether that means enhancing the physical and social well-being of residents, or simplifying…

2016 Budget Aims for $400 billion in Medicare Reductions



February 3, 2015, John Hall, McKnights - Nursing homes will be asked to deliver care much more efficiently and for significantly less over the next 10 years based on proposals in the 2016


2015: The Year of the Small Senior Living Provider



February 2, 2015, Emily Study, Senior Housing News - Senior living is an industry that knows the value of scale. But contrary to popular belief, smaller organizations have an advantage — now more than ever — over the mammoth hundred-community providers that seem to dominate…

Providers tentatively welcome Medicare payment goals tied to quality



January 27, 2015, James Berklan, McKnights - Long-term care leaders on Monday called a first-ever federal timeline for greater levels of bundled and other alternative payments "aggressive" but "a good thing."
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Brookdale Banks on Renovating 150 Emeritus Communities in 2015



January 26, 2015, Jason Oliva, Senior Housing News - As Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) continues to work through its post-merger
growing…

Health Care REIT Purchases 9-Property Benchmark Portfolio for $360 Million



January 22, 2015, Elizabeth Ecker, Senior Housing News - Health Care REIT is purchasing a nine-property assisted living portfolio managed by Benchmark Senior Living from the current owner for $360 million, the Boston…

New Models Predict SNF Hospital Readmission Rates



January 22, 2015, Steven Littlehale, McKnights - If a skilled nursing facility were an overall Five Star performer, you would think that it would provide the best care and have the fewest rehospitalizations, right? In the current chapter of healthcare…