Monday Jump Start: Ventas Sets Record Straight

We’ve sprung ahead!

Hopefully you aren’t dragging too much after turning the clocks forward this weekend, but if you need to have an extra cup of coffee, we understand—and are happy to provide you with some reading while you caffeinate.

The rumors around a potential buyout of Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) have been swirling since the start of the year. With much of the information coming from unnamed sources, and Brookdale itself staying tight-lipped, there’s been more speculation than hard facts.

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So it was a welcome development last week when real estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) came right out to say that—contrary to some reports—it is not in takeout talks with BKD.

While our readers were avid to get the latest updates on the Brookdale front, they also were interested in stories we ran on memory care design. Here in the newsroom, one of our very own staff members is mulling a tattoo…prompting us to turn up an interesting tidbit about the most-tattooed seniors in the world.

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