Summit Healthcare REIT Appoints New CEO, COO

Summit Healthcare REIT on Thursday announced the appointment of a new CEO and a new COO. President Kent Eikanas will now serve as CEO of the Lake Forest, Calif.-based real estate investment trust (REIT), which has holdings in both senior housing and skilled nursing. Eikanas had held the title of president since September 2012, and […]

Veteran Senior Living Leader Handelson Named CEO of Greystone Health Network

Stephanie Handelson, whose resume includes leadership positions across several senior living providers, has been tapped as the new CEO of Greystone Healthcare Management. In taking this position, Handelson will now lead a company that has a focus on skilled nursing. Tampa, Florida-based Greystone manages a portfolio of 28 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) across the Sunshine […]

Welltower, ManorCare Deal Could Cost ProMedica Its A+ Credit Rating

Standard & Poor’s is contemplating a downgrade of ProMedica Health Systems’ credit rating, in light of the nonprofit’s acquisition of struggling skilled nursing giant HCR ManorCare. That transaction—a joint venture with real estate investment trust Welltower (NYSE: WELL)—closed last week. While asserting that the non-profit health system still has an A+ rating for its long-term […]

Welltower, ProMedica Reportedly Pursuing $2 Billion QCP Acquisition

Welltower (NYSE: WELL), one of the “Big 3” senior housing real estate investment trusts (REITs), is rumored to be in talks to purchase Quality Care Properties Inc. (NYSE: QCP).  Welltower and ProMedica, a nonprofit hospital network operator, reportedly made a $2 billion offer to acquire skilled nursing-focused QCP, Reuters reported Wednesday, citing people familiar with the situation.  This […]

10 Most Expensive States for Seniors

Wyoming is famous for its natural beauty, but its expanses of wilderness are one reason it is the toughest U.S. state for seniors to live in, according to recently released rankings that looked at the costs of care and accessibility of services. The Cowboy State ranked No. 38 in the cost of care category on […]

Senior Living Design Trends to Leave Behind in 2018

In senior living, it’s inevitable that some architecture and design features go from hot to not. Resident preferences change, care practices evolve, technology advances, and the way senior housing buildings look and feel has to keep up. So, heading into 2018, providers might want to reconsider if they think that having a bistro will set […]