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Senior Living CEOs See A Silver Lining In Low Occupancy Rates

July 13, 2017, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - Despite sagging occupancy nationwide, the CEOs behind some of the country’s leading senior living companies still see plenty of opportunity for growth—and a chance to shape regulations that may be coming down the pike.

That was the theme…

Former CMS Admins: Lawmakers Should Drop Medicaid Reforms From Health Bill Entirely

July 13, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - Two former Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrators are urging lawmakers to cut Medicaid provisions from their current Affordable Care Act replacement bill, claiming such a move would allow for more bipartisan…

CMS Seeks To Improve Consistency Among CMPs With Analytic Tool Revisions

July 13, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is hoping to even out the way civil monetary penalties are imposed via recently published revisions to its CMP Analytic Tool. Click 

Nursing Care Occupancy Dropped To 86.5% In Second Quarter

July 13, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The occupancy rate for nursing care properties fell to 86.5% in the second quarter of 2017, down .7% from the first…

Senate Healthcare Bill Puts Quality Of Care At Risk, Coalition Says

July 12, 2017, Alyssa Salela, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The number of Medicaid nursing home beds served could decline and some providers might start to refuse accepting Medicaid patients altogether if cuts proposed in the Senate healthcare bill occur, a coalition of aging…

SNF Deficiencies Declining, But Staffing Still Lower Than Recommended: Report

July 12, 2017, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The average number of deficiencies per nursing home has dropped in recent years, but staffing levels are still falling short of what some experts recommend, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Senior Living Executive Settles In $3.9 Million SEC Fraud Case

July 12, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - South Carolina businessman Dwayne Edwards has settled with the Securities and Exchange Commission after being 

Inventory Growth Knocks Assisted Living Occupancy To Lowest Point Since 2009

July 12, 2017, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Occupancy rates for assisted living communities reached their lowest point in eight years in the second quarter, driven down by inventory growth that outpaced healthy absorption rates, according to data released Wednesday by…

What Senior Living Operators Can Borrow From Disney Design

July 12, 2017, Tim Regan, Senior Housing News - Though some senior living operators use expensive amenities and state-of-the-art facilities to boost their image, they might receive more referrals if they had an overarching theme to pull their communities together.  That’s according to a new…

Assisted Living Occupancy Plummets To Record Low

July 12, 2017, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Assisted living occupancy is continuing to fall nationwide, according to data released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).  The average occupancy rate for assisted living properties across the…