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The New Senior Living Rankings

September 8, 2021, Ben Swett, The SeniorCare Investor - U.S. News & World Report announced that it is getting into the business of ranking seniors housing communities, after already doing the same for nursing homes.  We’re happy to see the initiative…

DigitalBridge Announces Agreement To Sell Wellness Infrastructure Business

September 8, 2021, Business Wire - DigitalBridge Group, Inc. (NYSE: DBRG) (“DigitalBridge” or the “Company”), a leading global digital infrastructure REIT, today announced it has reached an agreement to sell its Wellness Infrastructure business (the “Wellness Sale”) to an investment group…

Long-Term Care Job Openings To Nearly Double In Next Decade

September 8, 2021, Amy Stulick, Skilled Nursing News - The need for direct care workers in long-term care settings has grown in the last 10 years, and with staff expected to transfer to other occupations or exit the workforce altogether, alongside a growing elderly population, such job openings…

Some REITs Worry Where Hot SNF Market Will Lead

September 8, 2021, Alex Zorn, Skilled Nursing News - The average price per bed for nursing homes rose almost 22% year over year for the first quarter of 2021, as staffing…

Value-Based Medicare Advantage Payment Plans ‘Only Going To Increase’

September 7, 2021, Amy Stulick, Skilled Nursing News - There’s a strong possibility that Medicare will move to mandate value-based payment models (VBP) for the nursing home industry in the years to come, according to industry executives.  Dr. René Lerer and Brian Cloch, CEOs for Longevity…

Occupancy Trends Upward, But ‘Crucial’ Second Half Could Make Or Break

September 6, 2021, Amy Stulick, Skilled Nursing News - Occupancy continued to grow through the month of June for nursing homes — five months in a row — according to statistics released…

‘Punitive’ Federal Mandate Hurts An Already Fragile Public Trust In Nursing Homes

September 6, 2021, Amy Stulick, Skilled Nursing News - The Biden administration’s vaccine mandate has dug a deeper hole for the nursing home industry, which has been trying to rebuild its reputation after a year and a half of negative press tied to the pandemic.  Targeting the industry has…

Frustration Growing Over ‘Very Unfair’ Federal Nursing Home Regulations

September 2, 2021, Alex Zorn, Skilled Nursing News - As nursing home operators across the country work to implement a staff vaccination mandate that many feel singles out the industry, those…

ISL Assumes Operations Of Six Midwest Communities

September 2, 2021, Ben Swett, The SeniorCare Investor - Integral Senior Living has assumed the operations of five new seniors housing communities in Indiana and one in Michigan.  The communities are owned by Griffin-American Healthcare REIT III, Inc. Meridian Senior…

New York Passes Bill Extending Eviction Moratorium To January 2022

September 1, 2021, Mihir Zaveri, The New York Times - New York is the first state to pass a new measure to protect struggling renters since the Supreme Court whittled away at existing shields against eviction.  New York State lawmakers on Wednesday agreed to extend sweeping protections…