Senior Living Must Scrap Old Playbooks as Change Sweeps Industry

Senior living is in a period of tremendous change and upheaval. Providers must accept this and get creative if they are to survive and thrive, five senior living executives said this week at the Argentum conference in San Antonio.   “I think the common theme is change — change in how we operate, change in […]

Welltower Announces $1 Billion in Acquisitions, $300 Million Equity Investment from Qatar Wealth Fund

Welltower (NYSE: WELL) has announced $1 billion in new off-market investments, involving 11 separate off-market senior housing and medical office transactions. In addition, an affiliate of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) has made a $300 million investment in Welltower’s common stock and has an option to acquire an interest in a development pipeline of urban senior […]

Tech Beat: Optima Healthcare Acquires Vantage Healthcare Solutions

Optima Healthcare Acquires Vantage Healthcare Solutions Optima Healthcare Solutions, a leading provider of cloud-based solutions for post-acute care providers, announced the acquisition of Vantage Clinical Solutions, a company specializing in revenue cycle management and digital marketing services for physical therapy practices. The transaction will allow Palm City, Florida-based Optima to expand its post-acute care solutions […]

Pegasus Launches Turnaround Effort for 36 Former Brookdale Properties

Newly formed operator Pegasus Senior Living is trying to accomplish a difficult feat right out of the gate: taking over a portfolio of 36 underperforming properties from Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) and turning them around in a tough operating environment. To accomplish this, Pegasus co-founders Steven Vick and Chris Hollister say that their extensive […]

Welltower Scales Back on Brookdale Portfolio, Forms JV With New Operator Pegasus

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) and Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) have agreed to an early termination for Brookdale’s triple-net lease obligations on 37 senior living communities, in a “mutually beneficial” move that reduces Welltower’s participation with Brookdale and allows more flexibility for the largest senior housing operator in the nation. At the same time, Welltower has formed […]