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PETA's claws come out over Brookdale community's activities

PETA's claws come out over Brookdale community's activities

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The country's largest senior living operator recently came to the attention of the country's largest animal welfare organization because of the activities program at one of its communities.

25 Brookdale communities earn Energy Star certification

25 Brookdale communities earn Energy Star certification

Twenty-five Brookdale Senior Living communities have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star certification, the Brentwood, TN-based company announced Wednesday.

Facebook nuptials

Facebook nuptials

Visitors to the Brookdale New Braunfels Facebook page on Wednesday were treated to the wedding of residents Ann Hoover and Allen Seelhammer.

High ratings fuel recognition for 1,600 senior living operators

High ratings fuel recognition for 1,600 senior living operators

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SeniorAdvisor.com announced that more than 1,600 senior living communities have been recognized as among the best in the business.

Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

Largest senior living providers in 2017 named by Argentum

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This year's list features 115 companies with a total of almost 550,000 independent living, assisted living and memory care units.

267 senior living communities named 'Caring Stars' for 2018

267 senior living communities named 'Caring Stars' for 2018

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Caring.com is releasing its list of reviews-based honorees today, and 267 independent living communities, assisted living communities, memory care communities, care homes or skilled nursing facilities across 40 states made the cut.

Brookdale, Holiday on NHI CEO's 'worry list'

Brookdale, Holiday on NHI CEO's 'worry list'

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National Health Investors is watching the performance of Brookdale Senior Living and Holiday Retirement very closely, the real estate investment trust's president and CEO, Eric Mendelsohn, said Wednesday on a third-quarter earnings call. But he has a "bragging list," too.

Welltower settlement delays start of former executive at HCP

Welltower settlement delays start of former executive at HCP

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Welltower has settled a lawsuit against a former employee, and the terms will push back his start date with a competitor about two months, executives said Tuesday. During an earnings call, they also discussed Brookdale Senior Living, natural disasters and transitioning one operator from a triple-net to RIDEA structure.

Size helps Brookdale in natural disasters, CEO says, but financial effects linger

Size helps Brookdale in natural disasters, CEO says, but financial effects linger

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Hurricanes, wildfires, generators, HCP and metrics of success were among the topics that executives of Brookdale Senior Living discussed with shareholders and analysts Tuesday on a third-quarter earnings call.

Brookdale, HCP loosen ties in what CEOs call 'win-win' deals

Brookdale, HCP loosen ties in what CEOs call 'win-win' deals

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HCP will reduce the exposure to Brookdale Senior Living in its portfolio and Brookdale will gain more flexibility to negotiate to sell some or all of its assets in a series of transactions announced Thursday that the CEOs of both companies are calling a "win-win."

Brookdale sale talks end without deal: report

Brookdale sale talks end without deal: report

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Negotiations by Chinese real estate development and holding company Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co Ltd. to purchase Brookdale Senior Living have ended without a deal, according to one account.

Activist shareholder calls for more transparency from Brookdale

Activist shareholder calls for more transparency from Brookdale

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Brookdale Senior Living should be more transparent about the status of its strategic review process, which has been taking place for more than eight months, Brookdale shareholder Land and Buildings said Monday.

70+ Elmcroft properties to see management, ownership changes, Ventas says

70+ Elmcroft properties to see management, ownership changes, Ventas says

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More than 70 Elmcroft Senior Living properties currently in Ventas' portfolio will be transitioned to a new management company led by a former Holiday Retirement and HCP executive early next year, Ventas Chairman and CEO Debra Cafaro said Friday. The communities will be owned by Ventas and an institutional investor in a joint venture, she added.

More news for Monday, Oct. 30

Judge: Hospital can be liable for reviving assisted living resident who had living will ... How Brookdale Senior Living moved 300 residents to safety

Brookdale Senior Living COO leaving

Brookdale Senior Living COO leaving

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The chief operating officer of the country's largest senior living operator, Brookdale Senior Living, is leaving to pursue another opportunity, the company announced Monday. President and CEO Andy Smith will assume Labeed Diab's duties for the time being.

More news for Tuesday, Oct. 17

Brookdale provides update on impact of hurricanes, fires ... Creating 'sense-sensitive' environments for seniors with impairments

Brookdale nurse in critical condition in ICU after Las Vegas shooting

Brookdale nurse in critical condition in ICU after Las Vegas shooting

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Jennifer Campas, a head nurse at Brookdale Anaheim in California, remained in critical condition on Tuesday in the intensive care unit at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas after being injured in the Oct. 1 mass shooting that occurred at a country music festival in the city.

Wildfires destroy, force evacuations at California senior living communities

Wildfires destroy, force evacuations at California senior living communities

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Several senior living communities have been evacuated, and at least one has been destroyed, as wildfires continue to burn across parts of California.

More news for Friday, Oct. 6

Best Buy bets on adults remotely monitoring their aging parents ... Florida governor wants assisted living rules in constitution ... Brookdale residents celebrate their movie productions at 'aging film festival' ... GOP budget that cuts $1 trillion from Medicaid over next decade may be smokescreen

Five-minute films

Five-minute films

Brookdale Senior Living residents and staff recently worked together to create movies designed to change the perception of aging and communicate positive, uplifting or touching messages. Vote for the People's Choice Award, and learn how to submit photos of your special events to McKnight's Senior Living!

Two more plaintiffs join ADA lawsuit against Brookdale

Two more plaintiffs join ADA lawsuit against Brookdale

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Two additional plaintiffs have joined a lawsuit claiming that Brookdale Senior Living did not accommodate California residents' disabilities and that understaffing led to their activities of daily living needs not being met. Brookdale says the lawsuit is without merit.

Kindred relationship offers insights into Brookdale changes, Cafaro says

Kindred relationship offers insights into Brookdale changes, Cafaro says

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Ventas' focus when it comes to improving the return on its investment in Brookdale Senior Living is reminiscent of the real estate investment trust's relationship with Kindred Healthcare, Ventas Chairman and CEO Debra Cafaro said Wednesday to those attending the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Real Estate Conference in New York City.

Senior living companies launch Harvey relief efforts as Irma looms

Senior living companies launch Harvey relief efforts as Irma looms

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As senior living providers in Florida brace for the possible effects of Hurricane Irma, operators with properties in Texas are beginning relief efforts to help those affected by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey.

Enlivant cracks top 10 list of largest senior housing owners

Enlivant cracks top 10 list of largest senior housing owners

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Chicago-based Enlivant Senior Living for the first time is ranked among the top 10 largest senior housing owners in the United States on the 2017 ASHA 50 list.

Brookdale refinances $619 million in mortgage debt to increase liquidity

Brookdale refinances $619 million in mortgage debt to increase liquidity

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Brookdale Senior Living has refinanced $618.9 million in outstanding mortgage debt, including $389.9 million of debt that was scheduled to reach maturity next year, through a $975 million credit facility from Jones Lang LaSalle Multifamily, the company announced Thursday.

Holiday, Brookdale among those battling Harvey

Holiday, Brookdale among those battling Harvey

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A photo from a Texas assisted living community became a social media sensation on Sunday, sending visual confirmation of the destruction that Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey brought to the Lone Star State across the country and around the world. Behind the scenes, both small and large senior living operators on the Gulf Coast were dealing with historic levels of rain and other effects through the weekend and on Monday.

Brookdale sustainability efforts lead to 2.42% cut in energy use

Brookdale sustainability efforts lead to 2.42% cut in energy use

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Brookdale Senior Living continued to make strides toward reaching its sustainability-related goals in 2016, reducing energy use by 2.42% in the communities it owns or operates compared with 2015, the company said in a report released Monday.

4 strategies Brookdale is using to combat new competition

4 strategies Brookdale is using to combat new competition

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The opening of new communities near Brookdale Senior Living properties challenged the country's largest senior living operator in the second quarter, President and CEO Andy Smith told participants in a Tuesday earnings call. But the company is using at least four strategies to fight that competition, he said.

Brookdale's $4 billion acquisition on hold: report

Brookdale's $4 billion acquisition on hold: report

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Brookdale Senior Living's talks to be acquired by Beijing-based Zhonghong Zhuoye Group Co. Ltd. have stalled because Chinese regulatory officials are more carefully scrutinizing overseas investments and financial institutions are taking a more conservative approach to assessing credit risks, the Financial Times reported Monday. Meanwhile, Brookdale released its second-quarter financial results.

Brookdale woes drag down HCP portfolio performance

Brookdale woes drag down HCP portfolio performance

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Brookdale Senior Living properties negatively affected the performance of HCP's senior housing operating portfolio in the second quarter as the country's largest senior living operator experienced a higher-than-expected decline in occupancy due to under-spending on marketing and sales, above-average turnover of sales directors and distractions caused by discussions about its future, HCP leaders said Tuesday in an earnings call.

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Party in the sky

Rancho Bernardo, CA

Remington Club resident Joel Halpern recently celebrated his 95th birthday by skydiving.