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How Post-Acute Care is Redefining the Role of Senior Living

For senior living providers who want to be in the business of forming post-acute care partnerships, they’ll have to abandon certain conventional wisdom and re-examine how they present their organizations to their potential partners. To play in the post-acute care partnership game, senior living providers have to address three criteria: quicker, sicker and the ticker,… Read More »

Xbox Meets Fall Prevention Tech at Senior Living HackFest

Video conferencing technology is essential to any telehealth platform, but what happens when you take a popular video game platform and hack it so it serves a different purpose? The product: a new take on fall prevention for seniors. The platform: Xbox. (Yes, that Xbox.) Held October 18-20 at the 2014 LeadingAge Annual Meeting and… Read More »

Newcastle Reveals New Details for Senior Housing REIT Spin-Off

Today, Newcastle Investment Corp. (NYSE: NCT) released new details regarding its previously announced senior housing real estate investment trust (REIT), including a completion date and investment plans for the new senior-housing specific REIT.  After months of speculation and a confirmation in June, New Senior Investment Group, Inc. (NYSE: SNR) is on track to become a… Read More »

Senior Living Occupancy, Rents Have More to Gain in 2014

Advancements in the broader economy forecast a favorable outlook for across all senior housing property types in the second half of 2014, and growth is likely to continue well into next year, according to a new Marcus & Millichap report. Independent, assisted living, skilled nursing and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) stand to benefit from improving economic… Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/16/14)

Construction: Planned Avanti Senior Living Plans Louisiana Market Expansion  Texas-based assisted living and memory care provider Avanti Senior Living is planning to expand into the Louisiana market, beginning with Baton Rouge and Covington.  The cities will soon be home to Avanti’s next projects, 77,000-square-foot communities that will accommodate 50 assisted living and 40 memory care… Read More »

Sabra Inks Eight Senior Housing Acquisitions for $59 Million

Following a $550 million, 21-property acquisition from Holiday Retirement only two weeks ago, Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBRA) announced Tuesday a string of eight more acquisitions collectively valued at $59.1 million. The transaction, which Sabra announced late Tuesday night and were funded with available cash and proceeds from the REIT’s revolving credit facility, consists… Read More »

Senior Housing M&A Reaches $16 Billion, Record Pace to Continue

The market for senior housing mergers and acquisitions continues to shatter records and expectations, leading to what will make 2014 a landmark year for deals. In the third quarter, the number of announced senior housing and care acquisitions rose 33% from the previous quarter with dollar volume soaring to $9 billion, according to the October 2014… Read More »

The Ensign Group Acquires 9-Property AL and Skilled Nursing Portfolio

With already 11 acquisitions announced this year, California-based provider The Ensign Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG) isn’t slowing down on its purchase spree, announcing plans Monday to buy nearly the entire portfolio of one San Diego provider’s operations.  The company—also the parent entity of the Ensign group of skilled nursing, assisted living, rehabilitative care, home health care, hospice… Read More »

4 Ways Operators Are Reinventing Senior Housing

Whether it’s expanding to add more units or renovating an existing community for the modern era, senior living providers are tackling their construction projects with an eye towards the latest design trends. Though several triggers can let providers know when it might be time for a makeover, there are a number of ways providers can… Read More »

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (10/9/14)

Construction: Planned Developers Plan $10 Million Senior Housing Project for Kokomo, Ind. The NRP Group LLC, a Cleveland, Ohio-based developer, this month announced plans to pursue a $10.2 million senior housing project in Kokomo, Ind., reports local Kokomo Tribune. NRP will submit a proposal to the Indiana Housing & Community Development Authority for housing tax… Read More »

Kindred, Gentiva to Merge in $1.8 Billion Deal

Health care giant Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND) and home health and hospice provider Gentiva Health Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: GTIV) have agreed to merge in a deal valued at $1.8 billion.  The combined company will create a massive presence nationwide in home health, hospice, and post-acute care services.  The deal follows a summer-long bid war over the home health… Read More »