A large and long-term shareholder of Kindred Healthcare said it will vote against the company's plans for a $4.1 billion sale to health insurer Humana and equity firms TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe.
Quality Care Properties has reduced HCR ManorCare's monthly rent, although ManorCare still expects that it will not be able to pay the full amount, QCP announced in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The minimum wage increased in 18 states on Jan. 1, either by legislative action, ballot initiative or inflation adjustment.
Settlements with Life Care Centers of America and eClinicalWorks marked two of the largest healthcare fraud-related recoveries by the federal government in the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, the Justice Department recently announced.
Austin, TX-based senior living interior design firm studioSIX5 has identified several trends for 2018.
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Senior living provider groups Wednesday expressed a mixture of relief and concern at Congress' passage of H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.
Development costs related to independent living, assisted living and memory care communities are averaging $256,000 per unit, or $283 per square foot, according to a new report from commercial real estate services and investment firm CBRE.
Minnesota governor reiterates commitment to elder abuse investigations as state health commissioner resigns
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has reiterated his commitment to improving the investigation of maltreatment and abuse claims involving assisted living and nursing home residents in the state in the wake of the resignation of Health Commissioner Ed Ehlinger, M.D., MSPH.
The Labor Department, in its fall regulatory plan, said it expects to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking in October.
More than 20% (21.7%) of adults aged 85 or more years need help with activities of daily living, according to the latest data released Tuesday by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
Kindred Healthcare on Tuesday confirmed media reports of a sale that had been published just days earlier, announcing that its board had agreed to sell the company to a consortium of three companies — health insurer Humana and equity firms TPG Capital and Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe — for approximately $4.1 billion in cash.
The National Labor Relations Board has reversed rulings related to joint employers and micro unions that some in senior living believed negatively affected management-employee relations and residents.
A 30-year employee of the agency that oversees the licensure of assisted living and skilled nursing facilities in Florida was sentenced to almost five years in prison Friday for accepting bribes in exchange for providing confidential information to operators.
Kindred Healthcare will be acquired by Humana and two private equity companies in a $4 billion deal, the company has announced.
Revised laws and policies exempting religious organizations from anti-discrimination provisions are taking a toll on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders, a new report claims.
For continuing care retirement communities seeking larger margins, expanding into additional states might be a good strategy.
Operators struggling to meet new labor, construction and operational rules might rightfully believe that regulatory burdens are on the rise. But there are signs that regulations actually tapering off and will continue to do so.
Congressional Republicans have struck a deal reconciling House and Senate versions of the GOP tax overhaul. In a victory for nonprofit senior living operators, it appears the final measure will retain tax-exempt private activity bonds.
Senior living managers are sensing heightened resident interest in transparency- and engagement-related issues, a new report finds.
Healthy interpersonal relationships help keep aging brains healthy, suggests a new study by Northwestern University researchers.
It's looking like the new corporate tax rate designation will be 21% rather than 20%, as Republican House and Senate negotiators rushed to finalize a tax deal Wednesday.
Senior living residents who experience age-related hearing loss may be at a higher risk for dementia and cognitive decline, Irish researchers have found.
SeniorAdvisor.com announced that more than 1,600 senior living communities have been recognized as among the best in the business.
Nonprofit organizations are urging Republican lawmakers not to mess with a frequently used financing tool.
When a resident falls, the default response at many assisted living communities is an ambulance ride to the nearest emergency department. This practice can be time-consuming, costly and stressful to the victim.
Many senior living organizations are in the midst of making unprecedented investments in information technology. Many of the improvements would replace paper records and improve billings in an effort to boost the bottom line.
The former owner of a Colorado senior living community may get to keep his day job. But his nights and weekends will be spent in jail, following a check-kiting conviction.
More senior living residents are using video to document their end-of-life care wishes. Experts agree that these videos can help bring clarity to a subject that is often buried in confusion and doubt.
One of the world's most widely used vegetable oils may contribute to memory loss and learning challenges. And it also could make your residents gain more weight. At least, those are the suggestions in a new study by researchers at Temple University.
Even though a bill negatively affecting the Housing Trust Fund and being considered this week by the House Financial Services Committee may not pass as written — or at all, it is more proof that threats face affordable housing, according to LeadingAge Vice President for Housing Policy, Congressional Affairs and Housing Linda Couch.
A former senior advocate faces her next court date Friday after being indicted on several felony counts for allegedly stealing up to $50,000 from an assisted living resident for whom she was responsible. Her former employer says the news prompts a lesson for senior living communities, residents and their families.
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms investigators say they have determined the starting point of the Nov. 16 five-alarm fire at Barclay Friends continuing care retirement community in which four residents died. Agents remain unsure, however, of what caused the West Chester, PA, fire or how it spread.
While Republicans in the Senate and House of Representatives work to reconcile their two versions of a tax reform bill that analysts say could add more than $1 trillion to the federal deficit over 10 years, GOP lawmakers are signaling plans for 2018 to reduce spending on Medicare and Medicaid.
As the population depending on Medicaid long-term services and supports grows, the experiences of several states offer lessons that providers can use to identify opportunities to collaborate with state Medicaid agencies on future reform efforts, according to a new report.
The $1.4 billion acquisition of PharMerica Corp. by a newly formed company controlled by global investment firm KKR has been completed ahead of schedule. The company previously had announced its intention to "aggressively compete in the assisted living industry."
Spending on residential and personal care was $173.5 billion in 2016, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' National Health Expenditures report, published Wednesday.
Occupancy at continuing care retirement communities is trending upward overall, but some types of communities are experiencing higher rates than others, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation aimed at making it easier for older Americans to bring work-related age discrimination cases as the United States marks the 50th anniversary year of the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.
Wildfires came roaring back to California this week, less than two months after senior living operators in the state encountered blazes that put in motion emergency response plans, damaged or destroyed communities and led to a lawsuit against one community.
California and Florida dominate a new list of the top 15 senior housing communities deemed welcoming to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.
The six biggest overall senior living operators on the LeadingAge Ziegler 150 list in 2017 remain unchanged from their rankings on the 2016 list, and three additional organizations made the top 10 both this year and last. This year's list was released Monday.
A hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday in the case of a Vermont continuing care retirement community resident who, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI, made the poison ricin in her apartment and then tested it on fellow residents.
HCR ManorCare now has until Jan. 15 to respond to Quality Care Properties' receivership complaint, QCP announced Monday.
The tax reform bill passed by Senate Republicans in the early morning hours Saturday threatens the future of Medicare, Medicaid, senior housing and home- and community-based services, according to one provider group.
Seniors housing continues to produce higher annualized total returns than apartment, hotel, office and retail properties, according to the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.
Senior living companies seeking to offer housing in urban areas can face many obstacles during the site location and building processes, but a payoff comes in addressing the needs of an unserved or underserved market. And the market for senior living in urban areas appears to be growing. Here's one company's recent experience.
How do you stay relevant for nearly three decades? It helps if you focus on changing needs. As Gurwin Jewish Nursing & Rehabilitation Center celebrates its 29th anniversary, read our exclusive interview with founder, Executive Vice President and CEO Herbert H. Friedman.
The FBI is investigating after the toxic poison ricin was found at a continuing care retirement community in Vermont.
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Smart practices and high-tech solutions help minimize the risks.
Virtually every aspect of senior living is now being affected by tech innovation — and it appears things are just getting started.
Despite growing concerns about excess supply and changing industry dynamics, capital remains available in the senior living sector. Well-run operations have the best options.
Aspired Living of Westmont, IL, recently welcomed the public inside to see how progressive design fosters engagement, wellness and warmth.
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"Evidence is building" that the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit has a positive effect on the health of residents of affordable housing, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Bipartisan Policy Center. The report calls for more research into the connection just as Congress is considering tax reform that would eliminate incentives that facilitate the production of affordable housing for seniors and others.
A proposed rule requiring the 3,111 assisted living communities in Florida to install generators will cost operators more than $280 million, the state Department of Elder Affairs said Wednesday.
A former memory care community cook whose case was highlighted in a CNN report earlier this year has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping a resident.
LeadingAge and 41 other organizations are urging Senate leaders to scrap the body's tax reform bill and start over, expressing "deep concerns" about "drastic cuts" that potentially would occur to Medicare, Medicaid and other programs, as well as increases in out-of-pocket medical expenses for older adults and those with disabilities, should the legislation pass.
A Colorado company and one of its assisted living communities will pay $335,000 to settle allegations from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission that they violated federal law by implementing an employment exam that discriminated against workers who had emigrated from Africa.
Solstice Senior Living has launched as a new joint venture between senior living management company Integral Senior Living and public, non-traded real estate investment trust NorthStar Healthcare Income.
The family of a former resident of an Oregon retirement community is suing the community for up to $2.3 million after the resident allegedly was hit by a laundry cart and died.
A $240 million financing on which HJ Sims is the lead underwriter is the largest fixed-rate public bond issue for a single-site continuing care retirement community, according to the privately held investment bank and wealth management firm.
The Federal Housing Finance Agency has granted Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac limited re-entry into the Low Income Housing Tax Credit market as equity investors.
Another defendant in the alleged $16 million fraud, kickback and money-laundering scheme involving former executives of American Senior Communities has agreed to plead guilty to charges against him.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor has extended to Dec. 15 the deadline by which employers must electronically report 2016 injury and illness data from Form 300A through its Injury Tracking Application website.
A federal court in New York has permanently barred 14 people and entities from operating two alleged multimillion dollar international mail fraud schemes that targeted older Americans and others, according to the Justice Department.
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Four former residents of a California assisted living community sued the community's developer and management companies on Monday, maintaining that they were abandoned during an October wildfire that destroyed the building.
You probably won't see any of the current or future members of the new Residential Assisted Living National Association on a "largest provider" list, and that's by design.
A Pennsylvania long-term care provider will use a $40 million loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build a 123-unit assisted living facility and a 10- to 15-bed memory care unit, the department said.
Pittsburgh ranks as the best U.S. metropolitan area to which to retire, according to a report released Monday by Bankrate. The Riverside/San Bernardino, CA, metro area was ranked last. See how your area rates.
Four residents of a Pennsylvania retirement community remained missing Monday and were presumed dead after a five-alarm fire at the community that began Thursday. Across the country in Idaho, another senior living operator was dealing with the aftermath of a weekend fire that completely destroyed one of its communities.
An undisclosed number of residents remained unaccounted for Sunday, three days after a five-alarm fire began at a Pennsylvania continuing care retirement community, injuring 27, according to authorities.
Continuing care retirement communities plan to raise their monthly fees for existing independent living residents an average of 3.1% in 2018, according to a recent poll of 160 chief financial officers of not-for-profit senior living communities and financial professionals by specialty investment bank Ziegler.
Mainstreet Health Investments will acquire Care Investment Trust, which owns 42 U.S. seniors housing and care properties, for $425 million, the company announced Friday. The healthcare real estate company also said it will change its name to Invesque, because the name is "unique and recognizable."
Provider groups continued to express concerns over provisions in the $1.5 trillion tax reform legislation that passed 227-205 Thursday in the House of Representatives and in the tax reform bill under consideration in the Senate.
New York City plans to invest more than $150 million over the next 11 years to help meet the housing needs of seniors under a slate of new affordable housing programs, Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced.
Assisted living communities have until Dec. 4 to submit management salary, nonmanagement wage and fringe benefit information to the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service for its Assisted Living/Personal Care Salary & Benefits Report.
Minnesota's governor and a legislator who leads the state Senate's Aging and Long-Term Care Policy Committee promised increased scrutiny of senior living communities and the state health department Wednesday after the Star Tribune newspaper published a five-part series about elder abuse.
A personal experience with a relative with dementia inspired high school student Logan Wells and his family to develop an app to help improve communication and the coordination of care among professional and family caregivers.
A former caregiver at a Michigan assisted living and memory care community was sentenced to six months in prison Tuesday for her role in the death of a resident with dementia who froze to death after exiting the building.
This year's list features 115 companies with a total of almost 550,000 independent living, assisted living and memory care units.
Independent living and assisted living communities are serving as testing grounds as researchers try to develop robots that humans can trust and respond to as companions and caregivers. Researchers hope the efforts meet resident needs and help operators address labor challenges.
Florida assisted living and nursing home operators say they will avoid potential $1,000-per-day fines and loss of licensure after an appeals court Tuesday handed down a decision that emergency rules requiring them to have generators and fuel in place by Nov. 15 did not remain in effect while Gov. Rick Scott appealed a previous court decision that the rules were "invalid exercises of delegated legislative authority" by state officials. The governor disagrees.
Relatively few assisted living operators can effectively manage rising acuity levels among their residents, a blog appearing in Forbes contends.
Billionaire Bill Gates announced he will invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund. The venture capital fund links targets the disease by coordinating public and private-sector efforts.
A class-action lawsuit against Oakmont Senior Living appears to be headed back to a California state court. The lawsuit alleges the community failed to deliver on staffing promises.
Privately owned assisted living communities and continuing care retirement communities had a nonfatal injury and illness incidence rate of 6.5 per the equivalent of 100 full-time workers in 2016 compared with 6.7 in 2015, according to data recently released by the Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Independent and assisted living, along with home healthcare and hospice, are among the growing areas for the Ensign Group, President and CEO Christopher Christensen said Thursday on a third-quarter earnings call.
Regional Health Properties named an interim CEO and interim chief financial officer after the third quarter ended and created a Strategic Finance Committee that will advise both of them as the self-managed healthcare real estate investment company addresses legacy issues and plots a course for its future.
Advocates for senior living and affordable housing have expressed opposition to H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, proposed by Republicans in the House of Representatives, because it eliminates the medical expense deduction and tax incentives for senior housing construction.
Anthem Memory Care is making "good progress" addressing financial, occupancy and staffing issues previously identified by LTC Properties, the healthcare real estate investment trust's chairman, president and CEO, Wendy Simpson, said Thursday during a third-quarter earnings call.
Five Star Senior Living will sell six senior living communities to Senior Housing Properties Trust for $104 million, Five Star President and CEO Bruce Mackey told those participating in a Thursday third-quarter earnings call. But the company will continue to manage them.
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.
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.
Gender and racial disparities among direct care workers could be contributing to the difficulty of attracting new candidates for such jobs, according to a new report that PHI released Wednesday.
Organizations representing senior living operators told McKnight's Senior Living that they are encouraged by the Medicaid vision and policies outlined Tuesday by Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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.