Must-Read News: Brookdale Priced at $3 Billion?

Happy Monday, Senior Housing News readers! Here are some recent must-read stories to start your week: Life Care Services hopes to capture some of Walt Disney World’s magic when it opens an $82 million, 239-unit community in nearby Celebration, Florida. Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) is now reportedly in acquisition talks with a Chinese firm […]

Ice Cream and ACOs: How Senior Housing Can Tap New Revenue

When senior living executives approach a local hospital system or a powerful health insurance provider to discuss collaboration, they might want to act like they are entering an ice cream parlor. At least, that’s the perspective of Bruce Chernof, M.D., one of the nation’s foremost experts on senior care and aging issues. He headed up the […]

AARP Ranks Top States in the Nation for Long-Term Care

Minnesota ranks as the top state for long-term services and supports (LTSS), while Kentucky sits at the bottom of the list, according to a report from AARP, the SCAN Foundation and Commonwealth Fund that measures states’ performance of LTSS systems that assist older people, adults with disabilities and their family caregivers. The State Scorecard evaluates states […]

Pelosi, Boehner Tap Senior Care & Health Experts for New National LTC Commission

A recently-formed Commission on Long-Term Care received three new leadership appointments last week by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, with fourth and fifth appointments announced in the last couple days by House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.). Bringing expertise from the fields of health care and senior care including Medicare, […]