With GUIDE Deadline Near, Hospice Providers See New Possibilities for Dementia Care

To receive more content like this each week, click here to subscribe. Without family caregivers, most hospice and palliative care patients would be unable to receive care in the home. Now, some emerging payment models are including caregiver support as a key component. Case in point is the Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) model, […]

Angst and Opportunity: Nursing Home Upheaval Raises Stakes for Medicaid-Based Assisted Living

This content is available through your SHN+ membership Upheaval in the nursing home sector is increasing the need for Medicaid-based assisted living. This was one of the key takeaways from my meetings last week at the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) annual conference in Denver. Given that AHCA is the largest […]

Watermark Retirement Makes Value-Based Care Inroads With New Curana Health Partnership

Watermark Retirement Communities is working with Curana Health in a partnership that will bring value-based care arrangements to onsite community clinics as well as into older adults’ homes. Watermark and Curana are now collaborating on six onsite clinics at Watermark communities in Florida, Texas, and Pennsylvania, Curana announced today. The companies also have plans to […]

Formation Chairman Whitman: Our New Value-Based Care Model Enters ‘Proof-of-Concept’ Phase with First Property Acquired

This article is a part of your SHN+ membership Chip Gabriel shared some news with me during Senior Housing News’ recent WELLNESS event: The venture he’s undertaking with Formation Capital Executive Chairman Arnie Whitman and other partners recently executed its first acquisition, purchasing a 120-bed assisted living/memory care community in Tennessee. And Gabriel himself is […]

Battle to Dominate At-Home Care Could Shape Senior Living Market and Brookdale’s Future

I recently wrote about the senior living implications of Option Care’s planned acquisition of home health giant Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED). The situation became even more interesting last week, with UnitedHealth Group’s Optum arm making an all-cash play for Amedisys.This news makes it more evident than ever that senior living providers must have business strategies that […]

New Curana, Serviam Partnership Aims to Expand Value-Based Care in Senior Living

Curana Health is partnering with Serviam Care Network in a move aimed at bringing more value-based care services to senior living communities. Under the partnership, announced Monday, Serviam will add Curana’s health care platform to as many as 40 Virginia-based assisted living and memory care communities later this year, according to Serviam CEO, Tim Donnelly. […]

What Best Buy, Inbound Health Moves in Hospital-at-Home Mean for Senior Living 

The rise of hospital-at-home and SNF-at-home models has been making headlines for the last month, with related opportunities and complications for senior living becoming clearer. Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) generated some of these headlines by announcing a partnership with Advocate Health. The partnership aims to expand Advocate’s hospital-at-home offering, which the Charlotte, North Carolina-based health […]

Why CVS’ $10.6 Billion Oak Street Deal Creates Urgency for New Senior Living Models

The big health care headline in the last week was CVS’ purchase of Oak Street Health for about $10.6 billion. Also last week, Humana announced a five-year agreement with ChenMed — a company similar to Oak Street — to provide “senior-focused concierge care” to Humana’s Medicare Advantage members. Senior living providers have observed the reinvention […]

Why Value-Based Care Has Reached a Tipping Point in Senior Living

Senior living providers are more focused than ever on providing high-quality health care — and finding ways to be compensated for doing so. This is driving investment in clinical capabilities and pushing the industry to a tipping point on value-based care. These are among my takeaways from the recent American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) meeting […]