Covid-19 Bulletin: Legal Immunity for California Providers in Doubt; Massachusetts Slow to Report Covid-19 Assisted Living Data

Senior Housing News recognizes the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic, so we will be updating this bulletin to keep you apprised of the latest developments, focusing on news and information that we identify as especially pertinent to senior living. The team at SHN knows how important your work is right now; we thank you and […]

Seeking A Roadmap: What To Expect In A Senior Living Earnings Season Like None Other

Publicly traded senior housing owners and operators begin reporting their Q1 2020 earnings next week, but these financial results will be essentially irrelevant due to Covid-19. Analysts, investors and senior living professionals hope that the earnings reports and comments from executive teams will provide a clearer sense of Covid-19’s effects on the industry and what […]

Justin Hutchens Steps Down as HC-One CEO for Job in US

Justin Hutchens has stepped down as CEO of HC-One, the largest care home provider in the United Kingdom, and will return to the United States to take a job in health care finance and investment. The details of Hutchens’ new position will be publicly disclosed “in due course,” HC-One noted in announcing the news. Hutchens […]

NHI CEO: Real Estate Investment Trusts Could Feel Buyer’s Remorse Over RIDEA

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) might soon feel “buyer’s remorse” over recent decisions to bulk up their senior housing operating portfolios, according to Eric Mendelsohn, CEO of National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI). In recent years, several factors drove some REITs to go big on RIDEA. With new supply, labor and other challenges squeezing their net […]

Discovery Senior Living’s Big Year Continues with Memory Care Overhaul

Discovery Senior Living had a landmark year in 2019, hiring its first COO, making strides on an “experiential living” model, and striking major deals with real estate investment trusts Welltower (NYSE: WELL), HCP (NYSE: HCP) and NHI (NYSE: NHI). Memory care has been another major focus, and the Bonita Springs, Florida-based provider recently announced that […]

‘Hard to Believe’: NHI, Operators Pick Up Pieces After East Lake Debacle

Unpaid food and utility vendors. Lapsed registration and insurance. Uninhabitable rooms. Employee payroll issues. Rent checks left undeposited. National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) CEO Eric Mendelsohn started hearing these kind of complaints from residents and employees at three of the company’s communities last year. “It was just hard to believe,” Mendelsohn recalled in an interview […]

CEO’s ‘Worry List’ Shrinks as NHI Operators Make Progress

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) President and CEO Eric Mendelsohn’s “worry list” is shorter now than it was this time last year thanks to progress made by several of its senior housing partners. The Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based health care real estate trust (REIT) saw a steady third quarter this year despite softening occupancy and rising wage […]

Chancellor CEO: Industry Should Be Embarrassed By Some Common Memory Care Practices

Senior living operator Chancellor Health Care is finding success as a growing operator in National Health Investors’ (NYSE: NHI) senior housing portfolio — in part by shaking up tired memory care practices the overall industry “should be embarrassed about.” The Windsor, California-based company is particularly unique in that it’s changing the traditional senior living model […]