Forbes: New Models Give Rise to Senior Housing Alternatives

Reimagining what a community looks like and applying technology to meet home health care needs can help seniors stay in their homes for longer, according to The National Aging in Place Council (NAIPC), Forbes reports.  While 90% of adults over 65 want to stay in their homes, many end up moving into senior living communities, Forbes says, citing […]

Most Popular News of the Week: Immigration Program Funds Senior Living Projects

In case you missed it…here are the top five headlines grabbing SHN readers’ attention this week: EB-5 Funding Booms for Senior Living Development—The Immigrant Investor Program is gaining steam as a growing source of funding for senior living developers, some of which include Omega Communities and RockBridge Senior Living. Brookdale to Change Community Names Under […]

CMS Ramps Up Nursing Home Quality Control Program

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is ramping up a program that focuses on nursing homes with serious quality issues after a sequester-induced reduction, the Department of Health & Human Services announced in a recent memo. Effective in April, CMS adjusted the number of designated slots and facility candidates so states can resume selecting […]

Senior Housing Loans Racing Through HUD With Queue at Zero

The infamous queue of applications for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s senior housing and healthcare finance programs has been dissolved, and timelines for new applications are zipping through up to 10 times faster than before.  Two to three years ago, it could take a year—or longer—to have a HUD Section 232 application picked […]

Will Assisted Living Scrutiny in Calif. Impact Other States?

California assisted living communities have repeatedly made headlines in the last several months for all the wrong reasons, raising the question of whether one state’s regulatory woes could trigger federal oversight for the industry.  The short answer: not likely. Assisted living experts say the state’s problems aren’t expected to have broader national implications at this […]

New HUD Option Opens Market for Loans on Hold

The newest drafting of a Department of Housing and Urban Development loan type is providing flexibility to senior housing providers in states where Medicaid reimbursements are known to take several months at a time. The first of the new Intercreditor Agreements, an account receivable loan type provided under HUD’s 232/223 program, was closed by Beech […]

Obamacare Employer Mandate Delayed Again—For Some

Mid-size employers have an additional year’s time before they must provide health insurance to qualifying employees under the Affordable Care Act.  Businesses with between 50-99 employees are not required to offer health insurance to full-time workers until 2016, according to a senior official with the Obama Administration, reports the Washington Post.  Last July, implementation of […]

Senior Living Provider OK’d for Paid Resident Referrals: OIG

A nonprofit senior living provider concerned about violating the Federal anti-kickback statute was green-lighted to compensate a placement agency in exchange for new resident referrals, said the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General in a recent advisory opinion. The unnamed provider requesting the advisory is a nonprofit corporation that owns and […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (12/19/13)

Construction: Planned LCB Senior Living Seeks Approval for New Hampshire Assisted Living Norwood, Massachusetts-based LCB Senior Living is proposing to develop an 84-unit assisted living and memory care community for Salem, New Hampshire, reports New Hampshire Union Leader. Project plans detail a three-story, 73,000-square-foot building across from the Ingram Senior Center on Sally Sweets Way.  […]