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Most Read: Top ACO Lessons Learned by Senior Housing

In case you missed them… here are the top headlines grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week.  4 Things Senior Living Learned About ACOs in 2014—From not all ACOs are equal to the fact they can save millions, senior housing learned a lot about accountable care organizations this year. SHN details the top four… Read More »

Senior Living Adopting Tech, But ‘Tremendous Opportunity’ Remains

Roughly three-quarters of the 150 largest nonprofit senior living providers are embracing technology advances, such as electronic medical/health records (EMR/EHR) and electronic point of care documentation systems, according to the LeadingAge Ziegler (LZ) 150, an annual compilation of providers. But there’s still much work to be done, say experts who collected and analyzed the data… Read More »

NHI Completes $476 Million CCRC Deal

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) announced it has closed the previously announced acquisition of eight senior housing communities in the South Atlantic region for $476 million.  All eight communities are leased to Senior Living Communities, LLC (SLC) and will continue to be managed by an SLC affiliate. The deal is part of a broader transaction… Read More »

Aviv Closes $305 Million Acquisition of 29-Property Portfolio

A little more than a month after announcing its acquisition of 29 properties from Diamond Senior Living, Chicago-based Aviv REIT, Inc. (NYSE: AVIV) today closed the transaction valued at $305 million.  The deal, which was Aviv’s largest acquisition in three decades, included 23 skilled nursing facilities and one office building, with the remainder comprising assisted… Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (12/18/14)

Construction: Planned PDC Capital Group Invests in Pipeline of Three Northern Calif. Projects Costa Mesa, Calif.-based PDC Capital Group, LLC, has three new SummerPlace Assisted Living & Memory Care facilities planned to break ground next year in Northern California. SummerPlace Westgate, located in West Sacramento, is a $27.5 million that will add 174 units and… Read More »

Senior Housing News Recap: Top Stories of 2014

Senior Housing News kept readers in the front lines of pivotal and breaking senior living industry happenings in 2014 — from billion dollar mergers and acquisitions, to new and innovative practices among providers, to advancements in memory care dining and cutting edge senior housing designs.  Here’s a list of Senior Housing News‘s most popular posts… Read More »

Now Announcing: Senior Housing Design Awards Winners 2014

Senior Housing News has announced the winners of its second-annual design awards competition. Dozens of nominees across seven senior housing categories were analyzed by a panel of expert judges, who selected a winner for each category: Affordable, Assisted Living, CCRCs, Independent Living, Skilled Nursing / Post-Acute, Standalone Memory Care and Rehabilitation / Repositioning. “We continue… Read More »

Will Liquor Laws OK Drinks in Mass. Assisted Living?

Happy hour in assisted living? In some places, it’s still a novelty — or simply not allowed.  Depending on liquor laws, which vary by state and local jurisdiction, some senior living communities cannot sell alcohol to residents. Others host regular happy hours and wine tastings, some offer a BYOB option, and still others operate full… Read More »

Long-Term Care Facilities Must Recognize Same-Sex Spousal Rights

Long-term care facilities participating in Medicare and Medicaid may soon be required to recognize the rights of same-sex spouses regardless if their state has validated the marriage, according to a recently proposed rule by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). “These revisions would promote equality and ensure the recognition of the validity of same-sex… Read More »

Pension System Sees Potential in New $500 Million Senior Housing Fund

Senior housing development has caught the eye of many new investors of late, due to the growing senior demographic and onset of new construction and development rising to meet its needs.  And it has recently sparked the appeal of a Pennsylvania public school pension fund that plans to invest $100 million in the sector through… Read More »

52% of Americans Still Fall Short on Retirement Savings

Retirement security remains a serious challenge for Americans, as the latest data shows that more than half of today’s households won’t have enough retirement income to maintain their pre-retirement standard of living, even if they work to age 65. As measured by the National Retirement Risk Index (NRRI) — which shows the share of working-age… Read More »