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With Nursing Homes Prioritized And Approval Inching Closer, CVS Pulls Back Curtain On COVID Vaccine Plans

December 10, 2020, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - With an official recommendation that health care workers and long-term care facility residents be prioritized when a vaccine is approved, the next issue becomes getting them their shots — and ensuring they feel safe taking them.

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It’s Not Just A U.S. Problem

December 9, 2020, Steve Monroe, The SeniorCare Investor - The nursing home sector came under heavy criticism, and we might say “heavy-handed” criticism, during this pandemic, especially in the early months.  Many of the naysayers, especially the media (hey New…

Occupancy At Brookdale Senior Living Slides

December 9, 2020, Ben Swett, The SeniorCare Investor - In a sign of the times, tough times, Brookdale Senior Living just announced its November occupancy results, and the numbers are sobering.  Average occupancy for the month was 72.8%, a drop…

Capital Senior Living Zooms

December 9, 2020, Steve Monroe, The SeniorCare Investor - After spending the summer and fall months trading at 50 to 70 cents a share, Capital Senior Living‘s shares zoomed up last week.  If anyone was watching the stock market last week, you had to notice that Capital Senior…

CDC Votes To Prioritize Nursing Home Residents, Health Care Workers For COVID Vaccine

December 1, 2020, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advisory committee on immunization on Tuesday voted to recommend that health care personnel and long-term care residents get first priority…

Let’s Talk About Higher Wages

December 1, 2020, Steve Monroe, The SeniorCare Investor - To succeed this decade, seniors housing and care will have to deal with its wage structure in order to succeed.  The title today, Let’s Talk About Higher Wages, was actually the title of last Sunday’s editorial in The…

New Wave Of ‘One-Sided’ Managed Care Contracts Could Lead To Payment Strains For Nursing Homes

November 30, 2020, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Some aspects of the nursing home world do not change even during a global pandemic, and that includes the need to manage relationships with multiple payers.  Several managed care organizations (MCOs) are now sending in their new contracts…

National HealthCare Corporation Divests St. Louis-Area SNF

November 29, 2020, Ben Swett, The SeniorCare Investor -  After an attempt to replace its 282-bed skilled nursing facility in Town and Country, Missouri (St. Louis MSA) with a senior living community, and then running into zoning and planning problems earlier this year, National HealthCare…

Nursing Home COVID Deaths Top 100K As Post-Holiday Coronavirus Surge Looms

November 29, 2020, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The nation’s long-term care facilities passed another grim COVID-19 milestone ahead of Thanksgiving, with experts and leaders warning that holiday gatherings over this past weekend could only set off more outbreaks in the weeks to come. …

Senior Care Stocks Stay High After Vaccine News

November 20, 2020, Ben Swett, The SeniorCare Investor - After Pfizer’s vaccine announcement on November 9, pretty much every publicly traded senior care provider and REIT saw their share prices