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CMS Proposes Tightening Medicaid Improper Payment Program

June 20, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's - The program that measures Medicaid improper payments and eligibility could be getting tougher in the future under new a new rule proposed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Monday.  The measure…

Senior Living Leans On Temp Workers, Bonuses To Combat Staffing Woes

June 19, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News - Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) throughout the senior living industry are taking matters into their own hands when it comes to alleviating staffing pressures in their organizations—and with some success.  But they’re still having…

3 Ways To Solve Senior Housing’s Biggest Marketing Challenge

June 16, 2016, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - Converting leads to move-ins is a tough task to begin with in senior living, but when multiple generations are involved in the decision, it becomes even more of a challenge.  Adult children participate in 73% of senior housing decisions,…

Bucking the Trend

June 14, 2016, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - Certainly one of the oddities of the over 70 statistics we provide in The Senior Care Acquisition Report was the relationship between the seniors housing (independent living, assisted living and memory care) cap rate and…

NHI On The Hunt For Skilled Nursing As Other REITs Flee

June 13, 2016, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - With some of the major real estate players making moves and taking shots at one another’s skilled nursing assets, one real…

How Senior Living Providers Can Crash The Health Care Party

June 13, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - The U.S. health care system is changing in big ways, and senior living companies have much to contribute in the dawning era—but it hasn’t been easy for them so far. They have not been allowed to participate in some of the emerging models…

Senators Introduce Second Resolution To Kill DOL 'Persuader' Rule

June 13, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's - Additional lawmakers are taking steps to quash a controversial Department of Labor rule that requires employers to report any relations they have with anti-union “persuaders.”  Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Lamar Alexander…

Pay Up For Profit Potential

June 10, 2016, Steve Monroe, Senior Care InvestorFor the first time in five years, there wasn’t a perfect correlation between the average cap rate and the average price per unit in seniors housing (which includes independent living, assisted living and memory care), but it was close,…

Brookdale May Turn Up The Heat In 2018

June 9, 2016, Lois Bowers, McKnight's Senior Living - Some might not consider Brookdale Senior Living's current strategy sexy, the company president and CEO said Thursday, but the country's largest senior living provider may turn up the heat in 2018.  For now, Brookdale plans to try to “unlock…

Apartment Construction Not Slowing Down, According To Neyland

June 9, 2016, Allen Kenney, REIT.com - Ella Shaw Neyland, president of Steadfast Apartment REIT, joined REIT.com for a video interview at REITWeek…