1. This is an excellent move on Brookdale's part. I consulted with a ALF in VA who had taken a wing and converted into end of life care – 12 beds with RNs and ADEQUATE staffing to meet state regs. Obtained SNF license for that wing. It's always full and owner said it was the best move he ever made. What is so very wrong are ALFs trying to deliver skilled or end of life care who are NOT adequately staffing – don't know how they're getting away with this and there's quite a few ALFs doing this to keep census up. It can be done but will cost some money which many private, for profit ALFs don't want to spend.