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Senior Housing Properties Agrees to Purchase 38 Senior Living Communities for $790 Million



December 26, 2014, Gail Kalinoski, Commercial Property Executive - Senior Housing Properties Trust, a Newtown, Mass.-based REIT, has agreed to buy 38 senior-living communities for $790 million from CNL Lifestyle Properties, Inc., including assumption…

4 Things Senior Living Learned About ACOs in 2014



December 14, 2014, Emily Study, Senior Housing News - There's no doubt 2014 has been a big year for Accountable Care Organizations. We've seen the rise — and fall — of the programs, set forth by the Affordable Care Act and built to improve care, cut costs and reduce hospital…

What Rising Labor Costs Mean for Senior Housing Construction



December 11, 2014, Emily Study, Senior Housing News - As senior housing construction activity moves toward a high-growth period, labor shortages persist and continue to add pressure on construction costs, a


The New World of Assisted Living



December 5, 2014, Howard Gleckman, Forbes - December Assisted living facilities (ALFs) may be going the way of cable TV. Still around, but with a limited future. Their residents are changing. Even as their needs become more complicated, they are…

Final Rule Expands CMS Power to Bar Providers from Medicare



December 4, 2014, Tim Mullaney, McKnights - Long-term care providers that consistently submit improper claims could have their Medicare enrollment revoked, under a final rule released Wednesday by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. CMS…

NHI to Acquire Eight Communities for $476 Million and Commits $15 Million Working Capital Line



December 01, 2014, Murfreesboro, TN, Business Wire - National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE:NHI) announced today it has signed a definitive asset purchase agreement to acquire…

Florida Nursing Home Expansion To Spur Litigation Wave



November 24, 2014, Miami, FL, Law360 - Recently passed legislation in Florida lifting a moratorium on new nursing homes and shielding investors from liability lawsuits is driving a resurgence in the market, and attorneys say they expect an uptick in real estate deals and…

Julian Castro's Priorities for 2015



November 9, 2014, Donna Kimura, Affordable Housing Finance 2014 - Julián Castro wants to lift the cap on the Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD) program.
Three months into his job as secretary of the…

Omega Healthcare to Buy Aviv REIT in $3B All-Stock Deal



November 3, 2014, Zacks Equity Research - In a significant development in the real estate investment trust (REIT) industry,
Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (

Housing & Healthcare Finance Closes $748 Million in HUD Healthcare Financings



Housing & Healthcare Finance lends more dollars for the HUD LEAN Program than any other HUD Lender.

October 27, 2014, Chevy Chase, MD – Housing & Healthcare Finance, LLC (HHC Finance)…