States Where Seniors Use Assisted Living the Most

If you’re speaking with seniors in the Pacific Northwest, there’s a good chance that they are residing in an assisted living community. That’s because Oregon and Washington have the highest rates of residential care use in the nation, according to data posted last Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The information […]

Skilled Nursing Wages Rise, Adding to Labor Challenges

As senior living providers address staffing challenges from attracting, training and retaining millennials to combating wage pressures, several job titles in the skilled nursing sector are garnering higher earnings year over year.  The hourly rate of registered nurses who work in nursing homes continues to rise, according to the 2016-2017 Nursing Home Salary & Benefits […]

Top 10 Healthiest States for Seniors

Many seniors are drawn to warm weather states during their retirement years, but they may want to consider the Northeast as the best location for their health. Massachusetts has snagged honors as the healthiest state for older adults in the 2016 America’s Health Rankings Senior Report from the United Health Foundation, a not-for-profit, private foundation established […]

Aging Adults Fear Nursing Homes But Don’t Discuss Alternatives

The next generation of seniors is looking for any alternative to nursing homes—and many even say they’d prefer dying than living in one. But their finances and lack of planning may hamper their ability to take advantage of other options. Specifically, soon-to-be retirees say they’d rather die than live in a nursing home and cite […]

Elmcroft Sheds SNF Division to Focus on Senior Housing

Louisville, Kentucky-based Signature HealthCare LLC has acquired the skilled nursing assets of Elmcroft Senior Living, effectively adding 18 skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers to Signature’s holdings, Louisville Business First reported. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “This strategically works better for us,” Elmcroft CEO Pat Mulloy tells Senior Housing News. “The largest portion of […]

How Congress Could Upend Senior Care Financing

Amid recent reports of patient harm and a lack of oversight within nursing homes, a new law could start holding nursing homes more accountable for low quality ratings. The Nursing Home Accountability Act, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC), aims to cut nursing homes with the lowest scorers from Department of Housing and Urban […]

CCRC, Nursing Care Spending to Hit $275 Billion In Next Decade

Spending on continuing care retirement communities and nursing facilities is projected to accelerate in the next decade, hitting nearly $275 billion by 2024, according to data released this week. That amount represents consumers’ out-of-pocket spending as well as expenditures from private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, other insurance programs and other third-party payers. It was calculated […]

Top 5 Highest Paying Nursing Home Jobs in 2015

Salaries for employees at nursing homes have increased in the last year, recent salary and wage data show. The top five highest paid positions within the industry increased more than 2% on average this year, according to the 2015-2016 Nursing Home Salary & Benefits report, published by Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HHCS). HHCS is […]

Massive New Regulation Aims to Modernize Skilled Nursing

Big changes have swept the whole senior care industry since 1991, with leading providers innovating in nearly every aspect of operations. But one thing that has remained constant in the last 24 years now appears set to change: The requirements that skilled nursing facilities must meet to participate in Medicare and Medicaid. The Centers for […]