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CMS Finalizes Reversal Of Arbitration Ban In Nursing Homes, Proposes Partial Phase 3 RoP Delay

July 16, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The federal government on Tuesday finalized a rule that allows skilled nursing operators to use arbitration agreements with their residents, while also proposing a new rule to reduce paperwork burdens that would delay certain aspects of the…

How Post Acute Partners Grew From A Pediatric SNF To A Full Continuum

July 14, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The Elderwood chain has been on an acquisition kick in the upstate New York region over the past year, with purchases ranging from assisted living to skilled nursing — and backing from a corporate parent that took a unique route into the…

Gateway Multifamily Acquires 48-Unit Apartment Property Outside St. Louis

July 2, 2019, RE Journals - The Townes at Fountain View LLC, a company controlled by Gateway Multifamily, has acquired the Fountain View Apartments in Mascoutah, Illinois.  The property, to be rebranded as The Townes at Fountain View, is a…

Citing Post-Acute Distress, Medical Equipment Manufacturer Enters Bankruptcy Protection

July 2, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The skilled nursing world has seen its share of bankruptcies over the last few years, and this past week a vendor with a heavy concentration in the space blamed the industry’s woes for its own filing.  The Wall Street Journal first…

Home Health Produces Worse Outcomes For Sicker Seniors Than Skilled Nursing

July 2, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - While governments and payers increasingly incentivize the provision of long-term care at home instead of in skilled nursing facilities, data about outcomes remains few and far between — with one group of researchers finding that some high-acuity…

Adult Day Centers Provide Middle Path In Shift To Home

June 19, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Amid the macro-level shift of care from institutions to the home, adult day providers are increasingly positioning themselves as an in-between option for caregivers and their families — as well as becoming direct competitors to skilled nursing…

Trillium To Shutter Three Nursing Homes In Nebraska

June 19, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Trillium Healthcare Group has announced the impending closure of three nursing homes in Nebraska, the…

Growth Of Multifamily, CRE Loan Debt Shows Strong Interest In Sector

June 13, 2019, Paul Centopani, National Mortgage News - Commercial and multifamily mortgage debt outstanding grew 1.3% in in the first quarter of 2019, aided by low mortgage rates and…

Tackling California’s Housing Crisis

June 13, 2019, Donna Kimura, Affordable Housing Finance - State housing officials discuss the challenges ahead at NCSHA's annua conference.  With a growing homeless population and daunting goals in front of them, California’s housing leaders say they are determined to tackle the affordability…

NIC: Skilled Nursing Occupancy Rose Year-Over-Year For First Time Since 2015

June 12, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - After four years of declines, skilled nursing occupancy inched up year-over-year between the first quarters of 2018 and 2019, a major industry data tracker announced Wednesday.  Nationwide occupancy at skilled nursing facilities ticked up…