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LTC Properties Divests Three ALFs In Wisconsin

June 9, 2021, Ben Swett, The SeniorCare Investor - In the ongoing plan to reposition its relationship with Senior Lifestyle CorporationLTC Properties has sold three assisted living communities in Wisconsin.  The sales price was $35.0 million, or about $133,100…

Welltower Announces Investments, Credit Facilities & A New Hire

June 9, 2021, Ben Swett, The SeniorCare Investor - Welltower came out with a flurry of announcements yesterday, all significant and all seemingly good news.  To start, John Burkart was appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer…

More Good News From Welltower And Ventas

June 9, 2021, Ben Swett, The SeniorCare Investor - Census is on the rise at the SHOP portfolios of the biggest healthcare REITs.  After more than a year of mostly depressing news, it is nice to see that more good news keeps on coming.  With a year of canceled earnings forecasts…

As New Leader Takes CMS Helm, Look For Action On SNF Waivers And Infection Control Policies

Jue 7, 2021, Alex Zorn, Skilled Nursing News - The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) begins the summer with a new administrator, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure.  Soon, the skilled nursing industry will begin to see how this new agency leader — who has a history…

Five Star Senior Living To Require Team Members To Be Fully Vaccinated Against COVID-19

June 1, 2021, BusinessWire - Five Star Senior Living Inc. (Nasdaq: FVE), in confirmation of its commitment to best practices, today announced that all team members who work in or visit its communities or Ageility clinics as part of their responsibilities will be required to be fully vaccinated…

Competition For Nursing Home Workers Hits An All-Time High

May 31, 2021, Paul Bergeron, Skilled Nursing News - The most agonizing struggle to find and retain operational staff at skilled nursing facilities continues to be a condition in search of a cure.  The pandemic worsened the situation, magnifying concerns about health and safety, which were…

Health Affairs Study Clashes With Previous Reports On Nursing Home Shortages

May 27, 2021, Amy Stulick, Skilled Nursing News - Public policy journal Health Affairs this month reported a modest decline in nursing home staffing levels for the majority of 2020, rather than a drastic shortage in staff suggested…

Despite Positive Occupancy Signs, Operators Still Face Structural Financial Challenges

May 27, 2021, John Yedinak, Skilled Nursing News - The last year has been difficult for skilled nursing providers but there are plenty of signs for optimism coming out of the pandemic according to George Mesires, Co-Leader, Senior Living & Care practice Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP. …

For Nursing Home Infection Control To Improve, Regulations Need To Prioritize It – While Supporting Facilities

May 26, 2021, Maggie Flynn, Skilled Nursing News - Dr. Buffy Lloyd-Krejci knew nursing homes had infection control problems well before a global pandemic put them in the spotlight.  That’s why she started her infection control consulting firm, IPCWell, based in Arizona.  She was introduced…

TruAmerica Multifamily Adds Over 900 Units To Portfolio

May 26, 2021, Christine Serlin, Multifamily Executive - TruAmerica Multifamily has added 903 apartment units to its portfolio with the acquisition of two garden-style communities in Nashville, Tennessee, and Phoenix in separate…