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Hospitals Also Face Length Of Stay Pressures — And Skilled Nursing Can Help Ease The Burden

September 29, 2019 , Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The relationship between skilled nursing facilities and their referring hospital partnerships can be a rocky one for both sides.  But in an ideal world, it should be a partnership, with each willing to work together to achieve top…

New CMS Rule Requires Hospitals To Provide Skilled Nursing Quality Data At Discharge

September 26, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The federal government issued a final rule on Thursday requiring hospitals to give patients access to more information about the post-acute provider choices available — including data on how their post-acute options perform on quality…

Four More Nebraska Nursing Homes To Close Amid Persistent Payment Crunch

September 24, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Just about a week after changing hands, four skilled nursing facilities in Nebraska announced plans to soon shut down amid financial difficulties that their new owners blamed on a tough overall state budget landscape.  The four facilities…

Aeon Opens Twin Cities Affordable Community

September 23, 2019, Jeffrey Steele, Multi-Housing News - Nonprofit developer Aeon has unveiled The Louis, a 70-unit affordable property in the Towerside district of Minneapolis, Minn.  Located at 3001 4th St. S.E., The Louis directly responds to the neighborhood’s…

State-Level Opposition To CMS Regulatory Rollbacks For Nursing Homes Grows

September 22, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The attorneys general from New York, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, and Oregon all jointly pushed back on the delay of regulations for nursing homes, a move that came at the same time as similar criticism by California’s top…

Blueprint Sells Successful SNF In Maryland

September 20, 2019, Ben Swett, SeniorCare Investor - Despite strong operations, a Maryland skilled nursing facility was deemed to be non-core and slated for sale in a transaction led by Steve Thomes and Joshua Salzman of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors.  Located…

Skilled Nursing, Post-Acute Providers Must Embrace ‘Death Of Dogma' To Survive Shift To Episodic Care

September 19, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - As payers and hospital networks increasingly treat skilled nursing facilities as just one stop along an overall episode of care, operators in the space have received a variety of messages about how to survive: Bring data, get to know…

Confluent/HRA Enters Connecticut Senior Living Market

September 19, 2019, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - Confluent Senior Living and Harbor Retirement Associates are entering the Connecticut market with their development of a 113-unit assisted living/memory care community in the greater Hartford area. …

Elevation Financial Group Acquires Four Properties

September 19, 2019, Ben Swett, SeniorCare Investor - Elevation Financial Group is making a name for itself in the affordable seniors housing market, having just announced two acquisitions comprising four properties in two states.  First, the Orlando, Florida-based real estate…

With Assisted Living Pickups, Symphony Post-Acute Targets Wider Swath Of Care Continuum

September 18, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - In a U.S. health care landscape dominated by calls to shift from silos to episodic care, skilled nursing facilities have been feeling the pressure to expand their reach.  For the Chicago-based Symphony Post Acute Network, that urge…