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Strong M&A Activity Continues

March 27, 2019, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - As we head to the end of the first quarter, seniors housing and care M&A activity may reach 100 transactions for the fourth consecutive quarter.  I should no longer be amazed by how strong the seniors housing and care…

Why Five-Star Ratings Should Measure Staff Retention, Not Staff Ratios

March 26, 2019, Elanor Barbara, McKnight's Long-Term Care News - The Five-Star Quality Rating System reports the results of health inspections, staffing and…

HHHunt Moves Deeper Into Apartments And Senior Living Communities

March 26, 2019, Scott Sowers, Multifamily Executive - Real estate developer HHHunt based in Richmond and Blacksburg, Va., recently announced plans to plow $428 million into the multifamily market segment this year in the form of apartments and senior…

Shorter Stays Bring Rewards Under PDPM — But Only To A Point

March 26, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Skilled nursing providers might be able to reap financial gains under the new Medicare payment model taking effect in October of this year if they can cut their average patient length of stay (LOS).  But the gains will only hold until a…

Focus On Behavioral Residents Lands SNFs $10.5M

March 26, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nurisng News - As the prevalence of behavioral health issues grows among the nursing home-aged population, one group of skilled nursing facilities received a major grant through the Resident Centered Behavioral Health (RCBH) project to help improve mental…

Signature’s PDPM Playbook: Data, Specialization, And 600 More Nurses

March 24, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Therapy has taken center stage in the run-up to the new Medicare payment model for skilled nursing facilities, but a growing chorus has begun to frame the change as a return to the primacy of nurses in nursing homes — with a leading provider…

Florida Moves Closer To Repealing Certificate Of Need Law For Nursing Homes

March 24, 2019, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - The Florida House last week approved House Bill 21, which would repeal certificate of need (CON) laws for health care facilities in the state, including hospitals, nursing homes, and hospices.  The bill now goes to the state Senate, which…

Avalon Senior Living Grows

March 22, 2019, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - Avalon Senior Living has partnered again with Eastridge Pacific Holdings, LLC (EPH), this time buying three senior living communities in California from HCP, Inc. that had…

PDPM’s Effects Could Stretch Far Beyond Medicare For Skilled Nursing Facilities

March 19, 2019, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - On paper, it appears that the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will only affect one pillar of the payment equation for skilled nursing facilities.  But as players start to unpack the coming rule changes, PDPM’s reach begins to extend…

Ensign Expands California SNF Portfolio

March 8, 2019, Steve Monroe, SeniorCare Investor - One of the reasons big seniors housing and senior care operators (by big, we mean Brookdale– or HCR ManorCare-big) so often run into problems is that the business is difficult to scale.  It is still largely…