Editor’s Picks: $145 Million False Claims Settlement

This week, our most read stories revolved around a record-high False Claims Act settlement for a Tennessee-based skilled nursing provider; newly launched digital shadow boxes for memory care communities; and a new entrant into the senior housing lending business. Here in the newsroom, we enjoyed listening to a 92-year-old comedian do a stand-up routine at […]

SNF Provider to Pay Record $145 Million False Claims Settlement

Life Care Centers of America, Inc. has agreed to pay a record-high settlement to the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for violating the False Claims Act, the department announced Monday.  The Cleveland, Tennessee-based skilled nursing provider owns and operates more than 220 skilled nursing facilities nationwide. Life Care Centers of America and its owner, Forrest […]

Movers & Shakers: Executive Director Appointments

Covenant Village of Colorado Selects Executive Director Covenant Village of Colorado appointed Kent Mulkey as executive director for Covenant Village of Colorado, a faith-based, not-for-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located in Westminster, Colorado, and administered by Covenant Retirement Communities. Mulkey has 18 years of experience in senior housing leadership, including management, training and operations […]

Most Popular Posts of the Week: Brookdale Kicks Off iPad Study

In case you missed them, here are the top five stories grabbing Senior Housing News readers’ attention this week: Brookdale iPad Pilot Tests Tablet Use in Senior Living — Brookdale Senior Living Inc. (NYSE:BKD) is partnering with a research team at one of its newly acquired California-based Emeritus communities to study iPad use among a group of […]

Bloomberg: Senior Care Founder Reaches Billionaire Status

An aging population, a decades-worth of revenue growth and an extensive post-acute network has ushered the founder of one nursing home operator into billionaire status, reports Bloomberg. All of these elements have been a boon to Life Care Centers of America, Inc., a company that manages more than 200 facilities with 31, 255 beds in […]

CBS Investigates Life Care Centers’ Alleged Medicare Fraud

Former Life Care Centers of America employees are speaking out against the company, which is currently under federal scrutiny amid allegations it has been overbilling Medicare millions of dollars each year for unnecessary or excessive therapy, reports CBS This Morning (CTM). With more than 30,000 beds, Life Care Centers is the nation’s third-largest nursing home […]

In the Pipeline: Senior Housing Construction Projects (1/16/13)

Construction: Planned Virginia Senior Living Community Adding Services, Expanding Brandermill Woods, a senior living community in Brandermill, Va., is expanding by adding additional rental units and enhancing its services and amenities, reports the Times Dispatch. The 65+ continuing care campus currently features rental cottages and apartments attached to a clubhouse along with healthcare facilities for […]