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State's For-Profit SNF Chains Deliver Lower Quality Of Care, Consumers Say

January 19, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Maryland's for-profit nursing home chains rank lowest in family-reported care quality ratings, according to a new…

US 10-Year Yield Briefly Below 2% After Data Deluge

January 15, 2016, Patti Domm, CNBC - U.S. government debt prices rose on Friday as markets digested a speech from a top Fed official, falling oil prices and economic data.  The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note briefly…

More Therapy Increases The Likelihood Of SNF Discharge

January 14, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Increasing the level of therapy for skilled nursing residents recovering from hip fractures may also increase their chances of being discharged, according to a new study.  The first-of-its-kind…

Senior Care Tech Presents $279 Billion Opportunity

January 13, 2016, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - Technology is at the forefront of senior living solutions, from next generation remote health monitoring apps to wearables that can detect and predict falls among seniors. The need for these innovative solutions are expected to boom…

Senior Housing Crystal Ball: Top Execs’ 2016 Predictions

January 11, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - A few weeks into 2016, some of the leading executives in senior housing are looking into their crystal balls as they refine their strategies for the year ahead.  Senior Housing News recently asked CEOs and other top executives at some…

Shifting Policy, Care Demands Impacting SNF Occupancy Rates

January 10, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Demand for more specialized care and an evolving policy environment could be behind a decrease in nursing home occupancy rates, according to an expert with the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.  The occupancy rate for skilled…

NIC Forecasts Sunny Year for Senior Housing - In Most Markets

January 8, 2016, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - An improving economy has resulted in a stronger senior housing industry and likely will drive demand in 2016, though as construction continues to ramp up, oversupply concerns in certain markets remain very real.  That’s according to…

Provider Groups Want More Out Of CMS Discharge Proposal

January 7, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Long-term care provider groups are generally supportive of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' (CMS) recent discharge planning proposal, but they would like more steps to be taken to ensure smooth patient transitions into post-acute…

Startup Scores $27.5 Million, Seeks Senior Living Partners

January 7, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Fresh off announcing an eye-popping $27.5 million Series B investment round, home care startup Hometeam says it is looking to expand the number…

Golden Living Centers Seeks Supreme Court Reversal

January 6, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Nursing home chain Golden LivingCenters is calling on the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a previous court ruling that “failed to honor” a federal preference for arbitration.  In a petition filed December 18, Golden asked the Supreme Court to review…