Category: Long Term Care

Senior Living Providers Devise New Strategies to Tackle ACOs

In an ever-evolving healthcare landscape that demands higher care quality at lower costs, several senior living providers are engineering various strategies to establish themselves as partners in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Diversified service offerings across the post-acute care continuum, or building near existing hospitals and health systems are just a few practices senior living providers… Read More »

Senior Living Leaders: New Product Must Emerge to Fill Care Gaps

Senior living providers must adapt to increasingly blurred lines between different senior housing products in order to stay competitive and be best positioned for tomorrow’s residents, industry experts agree. “Skilled nursing used to be long-term care — [but] no longer,” said Tom Grape, CEO of Benchmark Senior Living during the LINK LTC & Senior Living… Read More »

LTC Insurance Group Seeks Assisted Living Partner for Advocacy Campaign

A national advocacy organization is looking to partner with an assisted living provider to raise awareness for the importance of planning for long-term care services. The American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance is currently seeking an national assisted living organization interested in creating heightened awareness for the use of long-term care insurance to pay for the… Read More »

Ziegler and LinkAge Partner on Venture Fund with $26 Million Committed

A collaboration between specialty investment bank Ziegler and venture capital firm LinkAge Ventures aims to drive innovation within the non-profit senior living sector through the creation of a new fund focused exclusively on the aging marketplace. Founded on the belief that the nation’s increasing aging population presents an attractive investment opportunity, especially given its growth… Read More »

Senior Housing Investments & Acquisitions: Aviv REIT, Capital Senior Living, Legacy Healthcare

Capitol Seniors Housing Buys 97-Unit California Property Real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield recently announced the sale of Fremont Hills, a 97-unit Class A assisted living and memory care community in Fremont, Calif. Capitol Seniors Housing purchased the property for an undisclosed amount and MBK Senior Living will manage it. Cushman & Wakefield arranged… Read More »

Lawmakers Push for Standardized Post-Acute Data Collection

Legislators are looking to standardize post-acute care assessments and payments with a new bill that would make it easier for policymakers and providers to see whether one care setting is more appropriate for a patient than another.  After releasing a draft in March, the House Ways and Means and Senate Finance committees have introduced the… Read More »

Cluster-Model, Open Spaces Top List for Memory Care Design

Reimagining landscape and living spaces are crucial when designing dementia care facilities to not only meet residents’ needs, but better serve their emotional and socialization behaviors as well, a new report by a leading architecture firm and Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) finds. Perkins Eastman Research Collaborative and AFA teamed up to examine best design practices and… Read More »

CCRCs Lead Senior Living For Wellness Approach, Execution

Health care providers, including dozens of senior living communities and CCRCs, largely give their employees low marks when it comes to their own health care. As a result, many are starting to implement in-house initiatives to improve their outcomes, with CCRCs largely leading that charge. Among senior living providers, CCRCs are more likely to have… Read More »

Senior Living Teams with Hospital System to Plug Onsite Care Gaps

While many senior living operators work together with hospital systems on a resident referral basis, one provider is taking the relationship a step further by bringing some hospital services on site through a collaboration that is three years in the making. St. Paul, Minnesota-based Presbyterian Homes & Services (PHS) is preparing to develop a new… Read More »

Long-Term Care M&A Logs Red-Hot First Quarter

Transaction activity in the long-term care space continued at a red-hot pace in the first quarter of 2014, up more than 36% from last year, according to an Irving Levin report on M&A in the health care industry.  Deal volume for the nine health care services sectors tracked in The Health Care M&A Report, released in… Read More »

Green House Model Gains Traction as Providers See Payoff

With increasing regulatory pressures and focus on quality care metrics, more than 100 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) have turned to a new model of care to help them adapt their operations. Now with several years of history under way, providers are starting to say with confidence that the “Green House” model also nets savings in… Read More »