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 […]

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 […]

New Report: Inside The Future of Skilled Nursing Design

Some say skilled nursing is dead, yet others think it is being reborn. Providers who want to survive must rethink skilled nursing design in order to thrive and meet the needs of an increasingly challenging industry. In the next 10 years, providers who tackle key pain points to build SNFs for the next generation are […]

How Five Star Sells Rehab Patients on Senior Living

Conventional wisdom says that the progression of an older adult’s journey through the senior housing system usually begins at an independent living community, followed by moves to assisted living and skilled nursing as needs increase. But for some, the pathway into senior housing—such as an assisted living or independent living community—begins in skilled nursing, creating […]

Mainstreet Health Investments Buys Care Investment Trust for $425M, Announces Name Change

Mainstreet Health Investments (TSX: HLP.U) on Friday announced a plan to acquire Care Investment Trust, LLC for $425 million, giving the Toronto-based real estate investment firm 42 new senior housing and skilled nursing properties across the United States. Care Investment Trust had previously been a subsidiary of Tiptree, Inc. (Nasdaq: TIPT), which will become Mainstreet’s largest […]

3 Skilled Nursing Missteps for Senior Living to Avoid

Substantial challenges lie ahead for the senior living industry in critical areas such as staffing and regulations. The skilled nursing industry can provide some cautionary lessons in what not to do in confronting these challenges, suggested PointClickCare Vice President and General Manager for Senior Living Travis Palmquist, who spoke Tuesday at the electronic health record […]

Omega to Replace SNF Operator Orianna After Q3 Losses

Real estate investment trust Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) on Monday reported a net loss of $137.5 million in the third quarter of 2017. The Hunt Valley, Maryland-based company now is transitioning troubled Orianna Health System skilled nursing facilities to a new operator. Find the full story at Skilled Nursing News.

Actors Home Debuts Expansion Co-Funded by Entertainment Heavyweights

A senior living community for show business professionals will start to roll out the red carpet for the general public, as part of a large-scale renovation and repositioning. Located in Englewood, NJ, The Actor’s Fund Home—also known as The Lillian Booth Actors Home—recently opened the doors to the Shubert Pavilion. The new wing brings an additional […]