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NHI, Acadia Pick Up Properties

May 23, 2016, Geert De Lombaerde, Nashville Post - Real estate investment trust National Health Investors has picked up a purchase option on five assisted-living and memory care facilities in Midwestern states, paying $87.5 million for the properties.  Murfreesboro-based…

NHI Exercises Purchase Option On 5 Assisted Living/Memory Care Facilities For $87.5 Million From Bickford Senior Living

May 23, 2016, Business Wire - National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) announced today it has exercised its purchase option to acquire 5 assisted living and memory care facilities owned and operated by Bickford Senior Living (“Bickford”) for $87.5 million.  The acquired facilities have…

Looking For A Nursing Home In Los Angeles Area? Medicare Offers Comparison Guide

May 23, 2016, Susan Schena, Los Angeles Patch- Are you looking for a nursing home for yourself or a loved one?  Nursing Home Compare" rates more than 15,000 U.S. nursing homes certified for Medicare and Medi-Cal patients.  Try the Eldercare Locator, a guide…

Home Care Wallops Senior Living Communities In Consumer Appeal

May 23, 2016, Tim Mullaney, Senior Housing News - Some senior housing leaders believe that the industry needs to help lead a dramatic shift in the way Americans think about aging, to dispel the idea that staying at home for as long as possible is the ideal way to grow older.  That notion…

House Committee Approves Resolution To Nullify Union 'Persuader' Rule

May 22,2016, Emily Mongan, McKnights - A resolution to withdraw the Department of Labor's controversial anti-union “persuader” rule was approved by a House committee last week, despite its slim chances of making it to President Barack Obama's desk.  Rep.…

Hospitals Push Medicare To Soften Readmission Penalties In Light Of Socio-Economic Risks

May 21, 2016, Lisa Gillespie, Kaiser Health News - Christian Hospital says a costly difference of opinion with Medicare hinges on how to count the large number of poor people that the St. Louis hospital treats.  Medicare penalizes…

Memory Care Providers Expand Services To New Resident Segments

May 19, 2016, Kourtney Liepelt, Senior Housing News - As more and more people are diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, dementia and other forms of memory loss, some memory care providers are finding that modifying certain lifestyle factors or changing resident settings earlier in the game can generate…

HUD Proposes Expanding Indebtedness Eligible for Refinancing with FHA-Insured Loans

May 18, 2016, James Levine, Baker Donelson - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently published proposed revisions to its Handbook covering its Healthcare Insurance Mortgage Program under Section 232 of the National Housing Act (the Section 232 Handbook).  Of particular…

Fighting For Skilled Nursing and Assisted Living Facilities

May 17, 2016, Peter Sullivan, TheHill.com - Mark Parkinson says he hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in over five years.  Parkinson is the CEO of a major trade group for nursing homes and assisted living facilities, which means the possibility of funding cuts always looms in the back of his…

Fitch: REITs To Steer Clear Of Skilled Nursing For ‘Forseeable Future’

May 16, 2016, Amy Baxter, Senior Housing News - Facing lower margins for the foreseeable future, real estate investment trusts (REITs) are doing their best to put underperforming…