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Feds To Tackle Nursing Home Workforce Development In FY 2017

September 18, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News  -  Two federal agencies are planning to collaborate in the next fiscal year to address long-term care workforce issues in nursing home settings, according to a report…

Higher Staffing Levels Save One Operator Millions

September 18, 2016, Lois Bowers, McKnights Senior Living  -  It may seem counterintuitive, but Shamim Wu, President and Chief Operating Officer of memory care provider Silverado, says that one way the company manages its expenses is by having staffing levels that are higher than the industry…

Staffing And Quality

September 16, 2016, Victor Lane Rose, Long-Term Living  -  Issues related to staffing and scheduling, such as wages, overtime, attendance, training, employee turnover and recruitment, have all been hot topics in aging services in recent years. They play critical roles in safety, risk, and…

Enlivant Ramps Up Senior Housing Portfolio With 48-Property Acquisition

September 15, 2016, Elizabeth Ecker, Senior Housing News  -  National assisted living operator Enlivant, along with its investment partners, is in the process of acquiring 48 senior living properties, serving as a major growth channel for the company’s presence nationwide. Enlivant is acquiring…

Fitch: REITs Adjust To Bundling By Selling Skilled Nursing Facilities

September, 14, 2016, Business Wire  -  Repositioning to a value-based care reimbursement environment has proven turbulent for many post-acute providers despite bundled payments only being in early stages, according to Fitch Ratings.  Healthcare REITs have taken decisive action in response to the growing…

What’s Behind The Memory Care Design That Has Captured The Internet

September 1, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News  -  The turn-back-the-clock design of a Cleveland-area memory care community has gone viral this week, hitting the Reddit front page and…

REIT Exits Senior Housing By Selling 26-Property Portfolio

August 31, 2016, Mary Kate Nelson, Senior Housing News  -  A major real estate investment trust (REIT) has moved to completely exit the senior housing industry in favor of focusing it effrots on multifamily real estate, selling off all of its remaining senior housing properties for about…

Building For Medical Care And Amenities

August 31, 2016, Pamela Tabar, Long-Term Living  -  Senior living design has always been about trying to balance quality care and engaging hospitality, but the age of the resident population has a lot to do with which one gets the stronger focus, noted a panel of senior living executives…

REITs Appear Ready To Drive Senior Housing Dealmaking Again

August 30, 2016, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - Senior housing real estate investments trusts (REITs) have pulled back their acquisition activity since the end of 2015, and transactions during the first six months of the year tanked as…

Nursing Home Settlement Spurs HHS To Investigate Small Health Data Breaches

August 22, 2016, Emily Mongan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - A recent case involving a stolen iPhone containing nursing home residents' medical records has prodded federal officials to place more scrutiny on smaller healthcare data breaches, according to the Department of Health…