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SNFs Can Ask for Three-Month Quality Reporting Reprieve

August 6, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Skilled nursing facilities unable to provide data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service's new quality reporting program will have a 90-day window to request an exception or extension, officials said during an Open Door Forum call Thursday.

Untested Developers Shake Up Senior Housing

August 6, 2015, Cassandra Dowell, Senior Housing News - As various types of investors ramp up their presence in the senior housing space, seasoned industry members must adjust to rapid changes fueled by new entrants. Senior housing's attractive investment returns and favorable…

Eliminating '3-Day Stay' Rule Doesn't Increase SNF Admissions: Study

August 5, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Skilled nursing facility admissions don't increase when Medicare Advantage plans waive the three-day stay rule, new research asserts. The study also found SNF lengths of stay…

Impact Investing in Affordable Housing

August 4, 2015, Flynann Janisse, Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation - The concept of impact investing has been around for several years, although it is still a largely underutilized tool in advancing social and economic benefits in the real estate industry. The idea of…

Resident Choice Improves Dementia Care, Experts Say

August 3, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Care providers need to offer residents with dementia meaningful roles in creating their own care plans, experts advised Monday at the Pioneer Network Conference in Rosemont, IL. Too often they are missing opportunities to help the individuals —…

Rising Interest Rates and Seniors Housing: How Big a Threat?

July 27, 2015, Beth Burnham Mace, National Real Estate Investor - Investor interest in the seniors housing and care sector is strong. Transaction volumes in the second quarter of 2015 reached near-record highs, with more than $23.4 billion of deals closing on a rolling four-quarter…

Buying and Selling Your HUD-Financed Long Term Care Project: Navigating the TPA Process

July 21, 2015, Andrea Barach, Baker Donelson Newsletter - So you have refinanced your long term care facility with Federal Housing Authority (FHA)-insured financing – a nonrecourse, 30-year (or longer) loan at an amazingly low fixed interest rate. Yes, the process may have been painful,…

Alzheimer's and Medicare Spending to Boom Over Next 25 Years

July 20, 2015, Holly Petrovich, McKnights - Over the next 25 years, more than 28 million baby boomers will develop Alzheimer's disease, and the cost of care will consume nearly 25% of Medicare spending, according to an analysis

CMS Proposal Includes Mandatory Antibiotic Stewardship Programs

July 19, 2015, Emily Mongan, McKnights - Nursing home regulation changes announced by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week includes a proposal that would require

Senior Living CEOs: How to Solve the Staffing Crisis

July 19, 2015, Jason Oliva, Senior Housing News - The U.S. faces an impending surge in the number of seniors who will require long-term care, while simultaneously facing a staggering shortage in the number of caregivers to serve them. This situation carries serious implications for senior…