Battle to Dominate At-Home Care Could Shape Senior Living Market and Brookdale’s Future

I recently wrote about the senior living implications of Option Care’s planned acquisition of home health giant Amedisys (Nasdaq: AMED). The situation became even more interesting last week, with UnitedHealth Group’s Optum arm making an all-cash play for Amedisys.This news makes it more evident than ever that senior living providers must have business strategies that […]

What Best Buy, Inbound Health Moves in Hospital-at-Home Mean for Senior Living 

The rise of hospital-at-home and SNF-at-home models has been making headlines for the last month, with related opportunities and complications for senior living becoming clearer. Best Buy (NYSE: BBY) generated some of these headlines by announcing a partnership with Advocate Health. The partnership aims to expand Advocate’s hospital-at-home offering, which the Charlotte, North Carolina-based health […]

Meridian Senior Living Reconfigures Exec Team, Kang to Lead Amedisys’ Hospice Arm

Meridian Senior Living, one of the largest providers in the United States, has made several changes to its executive leadership team. Bethesda, Maryland-based Meridian ranked No. 21 on the 2021 largest providers list from industry association Argentum, with 78 U.S. communities. With 26 communities in China, Meridian also ranked among the largest U.S.-based providers with […]

The Battle for Senior Housing Occupancy is About to Begin

During our recent virtual Sales Summit, Oakmont Senior Living COO Matt Stevenson said something that caught my attention: “When we look in most markets, we’re hovering around 10% to 11% penetration … to fully recover as an industry, we’ve got to get that to 15% levels.” His point was that, with the vaccine rollout enabling […]

Senior Living Providers Could Acquire Home Health On the Cheap in 2020

Senior living providers could have a golden chance to acquire home health agencies early next year. Although, the opportunity is not for the faint of heart. On January 1, 2020, a new home health Medicare payment framework will take effect. Dubbed the patient-driven groupings model (PDGM), the system could overwhelm smaller home health agencies and […]

Home Health Margins Plunge, Leaving Providers Vulnerable

Senior living providers have been eyeing home health operators in recent years, forging partnerships and undertaking acquisitions to extend services into this part of the care continuum. But while there are compelling reasons for senior living companies to get into the home health game, that sector faces some steep challenges: Profit margins for U.S. home […]

Home Health Cuts to Drive Senior Living Acquisitions

Proposed reimbursement cuts to the home health industry are offering senior living providers a ripe consolidation opportunity to acquire new assets at depressed values. Last month, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed a rule for the Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH-PPS) that would reduce the national, standardized 60-day episode reimbursement rate […]