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Injury Rates Down, But Nursing Facilities Retain Top Spots

November 1, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Nursing facilities again rank among the industries with the highest amount of occupational injuries, according to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics released last week.  Privately…

Is the New Name for CCRCs a Winner?

November 1, 2015, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - From here on out, continuing care retirement communities may be called “Life Plan Communities” — or not.  The new term emerged out of a lengthy process spearheaded by LeadingAge and Mather LifeWays, which revealed shortcomings in the “CCRC”…

Less-is-More Memory Care Nets Robust Financial Results

October 29, 2015, Mary Nelson, Senior Housing News  -  When it comes to memory care, less might be more.  Providers are seeing success by building small-scale, home-like communities, and for one memory care provider in Texas, it is paying off in the form of a high return on investment (ROI).…

Medicare, Medicaid Can't Be Cut During Home's Bankruptcy Appeal

October 28, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - A Florida nursing home's Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements can't be stopped during its appeal of its bankruptcy case, a federal judge ruled Monday.  The ruling extends a stay of an earlier court ruling that would have allowed Bayou…

Provider Groups Find Positives in Proposed Budget Deal

October 27, 2015, McKnights - Some Medicare beneficiaries may dodge a major increase in their premiums next year, thanks to a tentative budget deal reached by congressional leaders and the White House late Monday.

“Congress needed to prevent the huge spike in Medicare…

Bill Could Limit HUD Mortgage Insurance For Low-Rated SNFs

October 22, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Nursing homes' eligibility for federal mortgage insurance could become dependent on their quality ratings under legislation proposed this week.  The Nursing Home Accountability Act, proposed by Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), would base eligibility for…

The Truth Behind Senior Housing ‘Supply Surges’

October 21, 2015, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - With dipping occupancy feeding fears of senior housing oversupply, scrutinizing a market carefully before developing a new property…

Quality Measure Standardization On Its Way, CMS Says

October 21, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Skilled nursing facilities must standardize six of the eight measure domains laid out by the IMPACT Act to begin in October 2016, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services officials told providers Wednesday.  The IMPACT…

Senior Housing Investors Net Healthy Returns

October 20, 2015, Mary Nelson, Senior Housing News - Financially, the senior housing market is in good shape, with return on investment eclipsing other major real estate property types.  Over a seven-year period, senior housing returns have outperformed the National…

Seniors Housing & Care M&A Activity Sets Record in Q3: 2015

October 19, 2015, Business Wire - The seniors housing and care merger and acquisition market, which includes skilled…