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What the Reinvented SNF Means for Senior Living



May 28, 2015, Jason Oliva, Senior Housing News - Every industry is susceptible to change. But in senior living, no sector needs an overhaul more than skilled nursing, both from a construction and culture standpoint, says one chief executive officer. As…

Prudential Acquires Seniors Portfolio in Tennessee, Connecticut for $110 Million



May 28, 2015, Haisten Willis, REBusinessOnline - Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI) has acquired three assisted living and memory care communities in Tennessee and Connecticut for $110 million. Hearth Management, which previously owned the property through a joint venture…

CMS Issues Proposed Rule Addressing Managed Care Regulations



May 27, 2015, Narda Ipakchi, Long Term Care Leader
- The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a
proposed…

The Seniors Housing and Care Market Finds a Sweet Spot

May 27, 2015, Beth Burnham Mace, National Real Estate Investor - The seniors housing and care market is sizeable and growing. Defined as skilled nursing, independent living, assisted living and memory care units, the sector provides both housing and an array of services to…

Tablets Help Seniors Cross the 'Digital Divide,' Study Shows



May 27, 2015, Holly Petrovich, McKnights
- Recent research has shown the use of tablet computers among elders has helped them break the barrier of the "digital divide." Elders who used tablets felt more confident with technology overall, according…

New Developer Bringing High Tech Concierge Communities to Southeast



May 26, 2015, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News
- An established senior living developer known for its high-end, technologically sophisticated communities is aiming to take its portfolio to the next level by creating a whole new company focused exclusively on these types of properties.…

Small City Living for Multifamily Property Buyers

May 26, 2015, Robyn Friedman, The Wall Street Journal - As prices for multifamily properties in big cities escalate, some investors are setting their sights on smaller markets where prices are lower and yields are higher. These investors are following the…

Home Health Margins Plunge, Leaving Providers Vulnerable



May 25, 2015, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Senior living providers have been eyeing home health operators in recent years, forging partnerships and undertaking…

Taking Assisted Living from Small-Time to Regional Power Player



May 25, 2015, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News
- Since its founding in 2002, Commonwealth Assisted Living has grown to become one of the major senior housing players in Virginia. The provider has expanded from three properties to 21 by pursuing…

Seniors Housing Development At Fever Pitch, But Not Overheating, Say Experts



May 14, 2015, Jeff Shaw, Seniors Housing Business - The seniors housing industry is extremely active on the development front so far in 2015, with no signs of slowing down. Nationally, there are 12,000 units of independent living - over four times last year's…