Capital Senior Living to Pilot ACO Partnerships

Capital Senior Living (NYSE: CSU) is finalizing an Accountable Care Organization (ACO) relationship with a major hospital system, with the hopes of driving more seniors into its communities by becoming more integrated into the overall care continuum. If put into action, the pilot program would launch in Texas, with an official announcement later this year, said CEO Larry […]

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 […]

Ventas Issues $700 Million Debt Financing for Hospital Consolidation

Chicago-based Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) is providing secured debt financing of $700 million to a subsidiary of Ardent Health Services in connection with its acquisition of LHP Hospital Group, Inc. Ardent is the hospital tenant of real estate investment trust (REIT) Ventas. The deal underscores Ventas’ portfolio repositioning in the last few years and the vision […]

Where Seniors Are Using the Most Health Care

The amount of time seniors spend at doctors visits or in a hospital vary greatly across the country, according to a report recently released by the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. Whereas those living in Manhattan have had contact with the health care system nearly 25 days in a year, Medicare beneficiaries […]

Editor’s Picks: REIT Hospital Plays, Boggles the Dog

This week on Senior Housing News, readers explored the various ways that the “Big Three” senior housing REITs are taking aim at the hospital system. They also learned the truth about oversupply risks in certain markets and discovered how power players can successfully expand into new regions. Here in the newsroom, we’re melting over Boggles, […]

Largest Senior Housing REITs Pencil Out Divergent Hospital Plays

After a year of record transaction volume across senior living, the “Big Three” senior housing REITs now are taking aim at a different asset class by allocating more resources through very different strategies. With chatter that blockbuster portfolio transactions in senior housing are harder to come by, HCP Inc. (NYSE: HCP), Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN) and Ventas […]

$1.6 Billion Deal Creates Behemoth in Post-Acute Staffing

One of the nation’s leading providers of staff clinicians in post-acute settings has been acquired in a blockbuster transaction, providing the latest dramatic example of how hospital-based care is more closely aligning with assisted living, skilled nursing and home health. TeamHealth Holdings Inc. (NYSE: TMH) is buying IPC Healthcare Inc. (Nasdaq: IPCM) in the all-cash […]

CCRCs Bank on Apple Watch to Improve Resident Care

The much-hyped Apple Watch hits stores next week and one nonprofit provider of hospitals and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) is gearing up by offering a new version of its electronic health record app specifically tailored for the new device. To better connect patients with hospital-based care providers as well as other senior living organizations […]

Most Read: ‘Uber for Home Care,’ Brookdale Real Estate Sale Talks

In case you missed them…. here are the top headlines grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week.  ‘Uber for Home Care’ Raises $20 Million from Investors—A home care startup, Honor, has raised $20 million from a roster of high-profile investors to launch a product that aims to transform how professional caregivers connect with and […]

Tech Makes Senior Living a Preferred Player in ACOs

Technology will not only be a differentiator for the senior living operators who adopt it, but it will also be the catalyst in forging partnerships within Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Such was the sentiment among a panel of senior living executives during last Thursday’s Senior Housing News Summit in Dallas. Operators are using technology to […]