Pay Declines for Welltower, Ventas CEOs in 2016

The top dogs at two of the three major U.S. health care real estate investment trusts (REITs) saw their pay drop last year, according to new SEC documents. Debra Cafaro, the chairman and CEO of Chicago-based Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR), saw her pay drop 11.5% to about $9.6 million in 2016, according to a proxy filing […]

Brookdale Ranks Among Largest Home Health Providers

Providers across the senior care spectrum are tapping into the home health market to expand their services, as evidenced by LexisNexis’ 2015 rankings of the leading providers of home health in the United States. Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) snagged a spot among the top-10 home health providers, and it’s not the only company with […]

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 […]