Senior Housing Investments & Transactions: First Acquisition for Ventas Spin-Off

Ventas Spin-Off Announces First Acquisition Care Capital Properties Inc. (NYSE: CCP) has announced the completion of its first acquisition since it officially spun off from Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) last month, a transaction valued at $210 million. The acquisition includes eight skilled nursing facilities and one assisted living facility in Shreveport, Louisiana, according to a news release. As […]

Must Reads: Broken Promises in Assisted Living, Health Care’s Weakest Link

Top news organizations around the country recently ran these must-read stories related to senior housing. How a Retirement Community is Embracing the Internet of Things—Episcopal Senior Communities is one of the senior living providers turning to pendant technology to monitor residents’ whereabouts, as well as get more data on the responsiveness of staff. The technology […]

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 […]

Senior Living Growth Potential Lies Outside Community Walls

Senior living providers must expand outside the bricks and mortar and create a full care continuum if they want to be successful, long-term, in a changing healthcare system that’s substantially shifting where care is provided.  Entitlement reform is poised to have a huge impact on post-acute providers, including those in senior living, agreed Scott Gottlieb, […]

Movers & Shakers – People and Positions for May

Senior living professionals have been moving on up the ladder, with several promotions in this edition of Movers & Shakers along along with new appointments and hires.  Are you looking to shake up your own career? Look for senior housing jobs nationwide on SHN’s job board. Employers: Take advantage of our job board to look for some of […]

Report: Arizona Managed Care Model for Seniors Performs Better than Fee-For-Service

Coordinated care models for seniors who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid deserve consideration among healthcare policymakers, finds a July 2012 Avalere Health LLC report conducted on a managed care plan in Arizona that’s under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS’s initiative toward coordinated, integrated care for dual eligibles has prompted […]

Ten-Year Forecast for Nursing Home Sector: $65 Billion in Medicare Cuts

The nursing home sector is facing a cumulative $65 billion in cuts to Medicare payments in the next ten years, according to a data analysis by Avalere Health LLC that tallies the cumulative Medicare funding reductions resulting from several different budgetary actions and regulatory changes made by Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid […]

On the Record: Dan Mendelson, CEO and Founder of Avalere Health

The tides of change are rolling in for the skilled nursing industry, and perhaps none is more aware of what is to come than Daniel Mendelson, the CEO and founder of Avalere Health, a business strategy and public policy firm focused on the nation’s healthcare problems. Senior Housing News recently got a chance to pick Mendelson’s […]