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 […]

Why CVS’ $10.6 Billion Oak Street Deal Creates Urgency for New Senior Living Models

The big health care headline in the last week was CVS’ purchase of Oak Street Health for about $10.6 billion. Also last week, Humana announced a five-year agreement with ChenMed — a company similar to Oak Street — to provide “senior-focused concierge care” to Humana’s Medicare Advantage members. Senior living providers have observed the reinvention […]

Why Value-Based Care Has Reached a Tipping Point in Senior Living

Senior living providers are more focused than ever on providing high-quality health care — and finding ways to be compensated for doing so. This is driving investment in clinical capabilities and pushing the industry to a tipping point on value-based care. These are among my takeaways from the recent American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA) meeting […]

How a Former UnitedHealth/Optum Leader Aims to Transform Senior Care with Lifespark

Lifespark recently announced the hire of Matt Nyquist, a former leader with UnitedHealth Group’s Optum arm, as chief population health officer. Nyquist will help lead Lifespark’s expansion to states beyond its home base of Minnesota later this year. Lifespark’s growth will mark another milestone in senior living’s evolution toward being more integrated within population health […]

Aging2.0 Acquired By Louisville CEO Council That Includes Senior Living Leaders

Aging2.0 is starting a new chapter.  The organization — which focuses on accelerating technological innovation in the senior housing and care sector — has been acquired by the Louisville Healthcare CEO Council (LHCC). Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed, but LHCC announced that it will raise a $50 million fund, with the goal […]

Sunrise Deepens Leadership Bench with Kindred at Home’s COO, New CFO

Sunrise Senior Living has hired Nick Stengle as the company’s new COO while also naming Tav Hare CFO. The hirings deepen the McLean, Virginia-based company’s leadership bench, particularly on the in-home services side. Stengle previously worked as COO of Kindred at Home, the nation’s largest home health provider, which is being fully acquired by insurance […]