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CMS Highlights Key Areas Of Skilled Nursing Enforcement

October 31, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Improving surveys, clarifying nursing facilities’ reporting requirements, and providing more detail on citations are some of the current top priorities for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) going…

NIC Takeaways

October 24, 2018, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - It was yet another record crowd at the NIC Conference, which brings up a point I kept on making.  If the headwinds are so strong, on many fronts, why are there still so many more people who want to invest, lend or…

Top Tips For Skilled Nursing Providers

October 23, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) has gobbled up most of the recent headlines in the skilled nursing industry regarding new regulations, but there’s another set of rules that providers shouldn’t forget about.  The industry remains…

Staffing Shortage Is More Than An HR Headache, Speakers Say

October 22, 2018, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - The staffing challenges facing senior living communities are not just human resources headaches.  They also represent the biggest operational risk in the industry, according to panel members and attendees at a Friday morning session…

Hurricanes Grab Headlines, But Staffing And Congress Represent Bigger Skilled Nursing Risks

October 22, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Investors frequently point to “headline risk” as a reason to beware the skilled nursing space, typically referring to the kinds of negative press that arise due to natural disasters and lapses in care for vulnerable seniors.  But a top…

Study Targets For-Profit Nursing Homes Over Neglect

October 21, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that residents in for-profit nursing homes have the highest risk of receiving neglect-related diagnoses, and its authors claim the industry needs stronger oversight across…

Leaders Hint At Occupancy, Bed Price Mismatch

October 21, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Over the last half-decade, there have been two consistent and opposing trends in the skilled nursing world: Occupancy keeps declining as seniors find other options for long-term care, but bed prices have kept steadily chugging upwards. …

Omega CEO: Skilled Nursing Headwinds Will Die Down In 3 Years

October 18, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News -  Fresh off a major restructuring effort with key tenant Signature HealthCARE, the CEO of Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) had a decidedly sunny outlook for the skilled nursing industry’s…

Avamere Pivots Away From Skilled Nursing

October 15, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The Avamere Family of Companies on Monday announced plans to take its skilled nursing-free retirement communities national, marking another significant milestone in the senior housing space’s growing…

Backer of $1 Billion Skilled Nursing Joint Venture Says Time is Right for Investment

October 15, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Senior Care Development and Fundamental Advisors made a major skilled nursing play earlier this month with the announcement of a $1…