Monday Jump-Start: Welltower’s Lawsuit, Amazon Echo ‘Silver’

Happy Monday!

Here’s last week’s most-read news:

HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP) hired Scott Brinker as its new chief investment officer, and Welltower (NYSE: HCN) responded to the appointment with a lawsuit.

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Not-for-profit post-acute providers in Illinois have a plan to go up against Symphony Post Acute Care Network—and other for-profits— and win.

Tana Gall, CEO of Portland, Oregon-based Blue Harbor Senior Living, shared how she personally interviews every single executive director the company hires, why her favorite piece of advice came from a seven year old, and what she sees as some of the greatest challenges and opportunities senior housing as an industry will face in the coming years.

Executives at National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) have been “in a trance” over senior housing cap rates—and they believe other senior housing owners have been, too.

Douglas Schiffer, president and chief operating officer of St. Louis, Missouri-based Allegro Senior Living, shared his philosophies on leadership, how dining should be a top priority in every community, and why the best senior living employees are doing their jobs for more than just a paycheck. 

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The launch of the new HumanGood brand has been postponed from its planned launch in June 2017. The new launch date has yet to be determined.

“It is of the utmost importance to the HumanGood team to get this transition done right, rather than done quickly, so the date has been pushed back by a few weeks to ensure that everything is in place before the official launch,” a company spokesperson told Senior Housing News.

You may own an Amazon Echo—but what about an Amazon Echo Silver?

101-Year-Old D-Day Veteran Claims Record For Oldest Skydiver—Bryson William Verdun Hayes set the world record for oldest skydiver at the age of 101 years and 38 days.

‘Antiques Roadshow’ Appraiser Visits Silver Creek Senior Living in St. Augustine—A senior living community in Florida hosted an appraiser from ‘Antiques Roadshow’ last week, with the hope that the appraisals will help seniors deal with downsizing. 

Written by Mary Kate Nelson

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