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AR Capital Halts Fundraising for Senior Housing REIT

November 19, 2015, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - Times have certainly changed for AR Capital LLC (ARC) since the $2.6 billion sale of  ARC Healthcare REIT to Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR)…

MA Senior Care Association Launches Living Wage Campaign

November 17, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - A new campaign from the Massachusetts Senior Care Association seeks to create a “pathway” to a $15 hourly wage for the state's 77,000 nursing home workers.  The “Quality Jobs for Quality Care” initiative calls for a “direct investment” into the…

How Congress Could Upend Senior Care Financing

November 17, 2015, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - Amid recent reports of patient harm and a lack of oversight within nursing homes, a new law could start holding nursing homes more accountable for low quality ratings.  The Nursing Home Accountability Act,…

MedPAC Makes Headway on Unified Post-Acute Payment System

November 9, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - A prospective payment system that encompasses all post-acute care settings will be presented to Congress next year, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission said Friday.  One unified payment system, based on patient characteristics rather than setting,…

Q&A: How to Make Home Health and Senior Living Seamless

November 9, 2015, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - As an organization that will soon offer senior living, skilled nursing, home health and hospice care across a continuum of care and three communities, Wesley Homes understands the need to be ready for shifting health system dynamics.  The…

New Long-Term Care Nursing Group to Debut in 2016

November 8, 2015, James Berklan, McKnights - Leaders of an association for nurse assessment coordinators have announced they will be rolling out a new organization for long-term care directors of nursing in 2016. A “soft” opening will occur in March, with a full rollout expected to occur…

Mainstreet Primes the Pump for Next Mega-Deal

November 8, 2015, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Mainstreet is at it again.  One year ago, the Indiana-based post-acute developer closed on its massive partnership deal with Health…

Brookdale Battles Growing Pains to Boost Occupancy, Revenue

November 5, 2015, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - After months of occupancy woes and integration struggles, Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) experienced a slight turnaround in the third quarter of 2015, suggesting that the major senior living provider could be on the upswing following…

Senior Housing Construction Levels Hit Record Highs

November 5, 2015, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - New senior housing development reached a peak in the third quarter of 2015, hitting the highest level of activity the industry has seen since the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) began recording such data…

CMS Finalizes Physician Fee Schedule For 2016

November 2, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has released its finalized 2016 Medicare payment rules for hospitals, physicians and other providers.  The payment…