Inside the Senior Living Industry’s Value-Based Care ‘Arms Race’

This members-only, exclusive article is part of your SHN+ subscription If the speed at which senior living operators were adopting value-based care models accelerated last year, in 2024 the effort has kicked into an even higher gear. Within the last two months, senior living providers including 12 Oaks, Benchmark Senior Living, and Epoch Senior Living […]

How Data Differentiates Good from Great Senior Living Providers

This article is part of your SHN+ membership The need to improve operations is driving all that senior living operators do as they pivot to the offensive.  One big pressure point is the need to do more with less. In 2024, operators are living that mantra in a variety of ways, from maintaining staffing expenditures […]

NHI Continues SHOP Momentum With ‘Plenty of Dry Powder’ for New Investments in 2024

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) is continuing to build on momentum gained through stronger results for its senior housing operating portfolio, with an eye toward more growth in 2024.  Occupancy for the Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based real estate investment trust’s (REIT’s) 15-property SHOP segment has ticked up in recent quarters, ending March at an average rate of […]

How Bickford, Merrill Gardens, New Perspective Use AI to ‘Think Differently’ About Operations

The phrase “artificial intelligence” might be an overused buzzword, but senior living operators are increasingly wielding it to improve operations. Take it from Bickford Senior Living President Andy Eby.  In recent years, Eby – once a NFL lineman – has shaped Bickford’s future into one that integrates data in operations and emphasizes transparency with consumers. […]

NHI Grapples With Lingering Tenant Troubles With Eye on Future SHOP Growth

National Health Investors (NHI) is capitalizing on timely transactions, even as persistent challenges with some tenants continue to weigh on the company’s balance sheet. That said, management of the Murfreesboro, Tenn.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) said they see plenty of future upside in senior living, even with a potentially bumpy road ahead still left […]

NHI Off to ‘Great Start’ in Q1 Despite Tempered Expectations for New SHOP Segment

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) started the year strong with a relatively muted rate of new rent deferrals and limited rent concessions and deferral payments, according to CEO Eric Mendelsohn. That said, the company still has some soft spots in need of improvement, namely its burgeoning senior housing operating (SHOP) segment, which saw continued pressure […]

New Curana, Serviam Partnership Aims to Expand Value-Based Care in Senior Living

Curana Health is partnering with Serviam Care Network in a move aimed at bringing more value-based care services to senior living communities. Under the partnership, announced Monday, Serviam will add Curana’s health care platform to as many as 40 Virginia-based assisted living and memory care communities later this year, according to Serviam CEO, Tim Donnelly. […]

New Bickford Senior Living Care Model a ‘Petri Dish’ for Value-Based Care

Bickford Senior Living is all-in on pushing the industry further toward value based care. The Olathe, Kansas-based company has spent the last nine months building out a new “Higher Path” care model that aims to coordinate various health care services across its network of 60 communities in nine states, according to President Andy Eby. Instead […]

CVS’ $10B Oak Street Health Deal a ‘Stepping Stone’ for Value-Based Care in Senior Living 

CVS Health (NYSE: CVS) on Wednesday announced the company is buying Oak Street Health in a transaction valued at $10.6B. With the deal, CVS is gaining a new value-based primary care service line that connects older adults with primary and preventive care. Oak Street has 169 medical centers across 21 states. “This agreement will accelerate […]