Dished 2019 Agenda – Sneak Peek

Senior Housing News (SHN) is pleased to announce the sessions for the 2019 DISHED event on March 7, 2019. Join over 100 culinary professionals in senior living next spring to discuss the latest trends, opportunities and challenges facing the industry. Network with industry thought leaders and learn valuable information from operators who will be presenting […]

CCRCs Gain Luster as Standalone SNFs Fade

Skilled nursing isn’t dying, but the standalone skilled nursing facility — or SNF — just might be. And that could be good news for the future of continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) and similar full-continuum offerings. While skilled nursing is perhaps more needed than ever, the service offering is evolving toward greater integration along the […]

Senior Living Workers Can Get Wages Before Payday with New App

Staffing issues are top of mind for many senior living executives who are working to recruit and retain a strong team. A new offering could improve retention by enabling workers to access wages they’ve earned before payday arrives. Cleveland, Ohio-based cloud-based human capital management software company OnShift recently introduced OnShift Wallet, a mobile app that gives senior […]

Sabra’s CEO Fights Back Against CCP Merger Doubters

Sabra Health Care REIT, Inc. (Nasdaq: SBRA) CEO Rick Matros used the company’s quarterly earnings call Thursday to strike back at activist investors looking to foil the impending merger with Care Capital Properties (NYSE: CCP). Matros, amid the disclosure of second-quarter revenues that beat projections, called the hedge funds that will vote against the deal […]

ManorCare CEO Rumored to Demand $100 Million Payout

Skilled nursing provider HCR ManorCare and its primary landlord, real estate investment trust Quality Care Properties (NYSE: QCP), faced a one-two punch of bad news Monday, with the provider failing to make rent and rumors swirling about its CEO’s demands for a generous compensation package. QCP announced in an 8-K filing that HCR ManorCare came […]

[Sponsored] Tech-Driven Communication Boosts Senior Living Satisfaction

There are various reasons that residents decide to move to senior living, from comfort and security to increasing care needs. Many choose a move to senior housing to avoid isolation, yet the move itself can feel isolating—at first. Communities work hard to engage residents, creating innovative activities to capture their attention and bring them together […]

Five Star Struggles with Occupancy, Targets Executive Director Retention

Senior living occupancy dips are taking a toll on some owners and operators, including Massachusetts-based Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (Nasdaq: FVE). Five Star is one of the largest providers in the country, operating 276 senior living communities, including 214 that it owned or leased and 62 that it managed as of June 30, 2016. For the […]

Enlivant CEO: Provider to ‘Double Down’ with Growth in Core Markets

Following a blockbuster M&A year for the industry, one senior living provider is still charging forward with acquisitions. Chicago-based owner and operator Enlivant recently announced it closed on two senior housing communities in Georgia, bringing the company’s acquisition total up to 19 communities over the last 15 months. The company, which primarily owns and operates assisted […]