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.  […]

PBS: Six Tips to Avoid Long-Term Care Crisis

The U.S. may be largely unprepared today for the long-term care crisis ahead, but there are many ideas as to potential solutions proposed by contributors last week to a PBS segment on Six Tips for Averting America’s Long Term Care Crisis.  Compiling perspectives from thought leaders spanning think tanks such as the Urban Institute and […]

Ensign Spins Off Real Estate Into New Healthcare REIT

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) announced today it will separate its health care business and real estate business by forming a real estate investment trust spinoff that will leave the former entity as two publicly held companies. Ensign, a national provider of assisted living, skilled nursing, rehab, home health, hospice and other care services, says the […]

Johnson & Johnson to Pay $2.2 Billion Settlement Tied to Nursing Home Kickbacks

Healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries will pay more than $2.2 billion to resolve criminal and civil liability stemming from allegations it participated in off-label marketing and kickbacks to doctors and pharmacists, including those in the long-term care industry, the Justice Department announced Monday. The settlement includes a $149 million payment to settle […]

Senior Living Growth Potential Lies Outside Community Walls

Senior living providers must expand outside the bricks and mortar and create a full care continuum if they want to be successful, long-term, in a changing healthcare system that’s substantially shifting where care is provided.  Entitlement reform is poised to have a huge impact on post-acute providers, including those in senior living, agreed Scott Gottlieb, […]

Senior Housing Finance Activity: AdCare, Oak Grove Capital, Cambridge

Cambridge Subsidiary Closes $28 Million Loan Modification for Senior Housing Portfolio Cambridge Investment and Finance Co., a subsidiary of Cambridge Realty Capital Companies, announced closing a $28 million conventional loan modification for four properties it owns and operates as SunRidge Senior Living in El Paso, Texas. The firm purchased the portfolio 18 months ago from […]