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 […]

Execs See Steady Pace of Senior Housing M&A Ahead

Leaders in both senior living and skilled nursing are confident that the pace of mergers and acquisitions will hold steady or accelerate in the year ahead. More than 150 senior housing and health care company executives weighed in on the 12-month outlook for the industries as part of a new survey from Capital One, a financial holding […]

Assisted Living Rents Still Rising Amid Labor Woes

The cost of residing in an assisted living community is steadily climbing thanks in part to the ongoing labor shortage, according to the latest Cost of Care Survey from insurer Genworth Financial (NYSE: GNW). The national median costs for a one-bedroom unit in a private-pay assisted living community is now $3,750 per month, or $45,000 a […]

Now Accepting Submissions for the 2017 Architecture & Design Awards

Senior Housing News is excited to announce the official start of the 2017 SHN Architecture & Design Awards, exclusively sponsored by Kwalu. Professionals and students from around the world can now submit their projects at Every year, more than 80 organizations and students enter their communities for their unique approaches to senior living design. […]

Ventas Receives $488 Million From Sale of 22 SNFs

Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) on Thursday announced it had completed the initial phase of its sale of 36 skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) that are presently operated by Kindred Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE: KND). Specifically, Louisville, Kentucky-based Kindred recently completed the sale of 54 SNFs—22 of which were owned by Ventas. The REIT received $488 million from Kindred upon […]