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Hurricanes Grab Headlines, But Staffing And Congress Represent Bigger Skilled Nursing Risks

October 22, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Investors frequently point to “headline risk” as a reason to beware the skilled nursing space, typically referring to the kinds of negative press that arise due to natural disasters and lapses in care for vulnerable seniors.  But a top…

Study Targets For-Profit Nursing Homes Over Neglect

October 21, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - New research from the University of Illinois at Chicago suggests that residents in for-profit nursing homes have the highest risk of receiving neglect-related diagnoses, and its authors claim the industry needs stronger oversight across…

Leaders Hint At Occupancy, Bed Price Mismatch

October 21, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Over the last half-decade, there have been two consistent and opposing trends in the skilled nursing world: Occupancy keeps declining as seniors find other options for long-term care, but bed prices have kept steadily chugging upwards. …

Omega CEO: Skilled Nursing Headwinds Will Die Down In 3 Years

October 18, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News -  Fresh off a major restructuring effort with key tenant Signature HealthCARE, the CEO of Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) had a decidedly sunny outlook for the skilled nursing industry’s…

Avamere Pivots Away From Skilled Nursing

October 15, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - The Avamere Family of Companies on Monday announced plans to take its skilled nursing-free retirement communities national, marking another significant milestone in the senior housing space’s growing…

Backer of $1 Billion Skilled Nursing Joint Venture Says Time is Right for Investment

October 15, 2018, Alex Spanko, Skilled Nursing News - Senior Care Development and Fundamental Advisors made a major skilled nursing play earlier this month with the announcement of a $1…

HHC Finance Hires Stephanie Anderson As National Sales Director

October 12, 2018, Seniors Housing Business - Housing & Healthcare Finance (HHC Finance) has hired Stephanie Anderson as it National Sales Director.  Although the Company is headquartered in North Bethesda, Maryland just outside of Washington, DC, Anderson will be based…

Not-For-Profits Swap Minnesota Senior Living Communities

October 3, 2018, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - Ray Giannini and John Klement of Marcus & Millichap’s Milwaukee Seniors Housing Group represented a not-for-profit in the sale of its two senior living communities in Buffalo, Minnesota (Minneapolis…

Near-Record Third Quarter M&A Volume

October 3, 2018, Steve Monroe, Senior Care Investor - I know I have been a little negative on the market in the past year or so, given all the problems we have seen and written about, not to mention peak pricing a year ago.  I am not sure how to take it, but I guess people have not…

Non-Profits Exit Skilled Nursing Amid Consolidation

September 30, 2018, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Non-profits have felt particularly squeezed by recent skilled nursing pressures on multiple fronts, prompting them to sell off their skilled facilities — typically to for-profit entities.  Many of them are feeling the pressures of staffing,…