Brookdale Prevails in $35 Million Medicare Fraud Suit

A federal judge has permanently dismissed a $35 million lawsuit involving the nation’s largest senior housing provider, marking the end of a years-long legal dispute. The June 22 dismissal lays to rest a whistleblower case brought by former Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) employee Marjorie Prather, who was originally hired to review documentation related to clients who had received […]

Johns Hopkins In-Home Aging Program Shows Big Results

Senior living providers might want to pay attention to a promising Johns Hopkins program that proves small changes can make a big difference. The program, dubbed Capable (Community Aging in Place, Advancing Better Living for Elders), combines three key elements of senior care services: nursing care, occupational therapy services and home improvement. For every $3,000 spent […]

Top 10 Healthiest States for Seniors in 2017

Seniors looking to stay in tip-top shape might want to consider moving to communities in the Midwest, the Southwest, or on a tropical island. That’s because the healthiest three states in the union are Minnesota, Utah, and Hawaii, according to the 2017 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report from the United Health Foundation, a private nonprofit […]

Kindred, Genesis Form ‘Groundbreaking’ Post-Acute Collaboration

Two of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers are forging a “strategic clinical collaboration,” through which they intend to offer complementary, coordinated services. The relationship between Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) and Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) is the first of its kind in the post-acute space, Genesis CEO George V. Hager said in a press release […]

Home Health Medicare Rules Get Major Update

Senior living providers with home health care branches are about to see major changes to how these service lines qualify to participate in Medicare and Medicaid. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued its final rule outlining the Medicare and Medicaid Conditions of Participation (CoP) for home health agencies. Prior to the new […]

Under Pressure, Providers Go Big on Ancillary Services

Amid pressing business challenges and a changing resident demographic, the senior living industry is increasingly seeking out additional avenues to come out on top, with ancillary services playing an ever-larger role. These additional amenities and clinical services encompass everything from massage therapy and salons to dermatology and X-rays, administered on site at senior living communities […]

Wall Street Journal: Startup Could Improve Senior Care by ‘Predicting Death’

Aspire Health, a high-profile startup recently featured in the Wall Street Journal, has garnered significant capital and attention for its “death-predicting” algorithm to identify patients who could benefit from palliative care. The company already has provided care to about 1,600 residents in independent and assisted living and is exploring deeper partnerships in the space, CEO […]

Why Healthcare Players Are Exploring Senior-Specific ERs

Hospital admissions have always been a major concern for senior living providers, but they are even more so today to communities that are serving an older, frailer population than in years past. With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) tracking readmissions in some care settings and better systems in place today for measuring […]

Assisted Living Acquisitions Revive Struggling Home Care Business

Senior living has seen an influx in outside capital and new players entering the industry, and now there is reason to think home care companies could be eyeing assisted living as another business opportunity. After losing an estimated 30% to 40% of its home care clients after raising prices, one California company opened up a […]

Home Care Startup Honor Scores $42 Million Funding

Home care is hot, if a recent $42 million funding grab is any indication of where technology is making waves in the health care space. Home care startup Honor has announced the eye-popping figure in a Series B round. The figure may give senior housing providers some pause, as many already view home care as the biggest […]