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NorthStar, Colony to merge in $58B REIT

The new mega REIT will involve hundreds of healthcare properties. Read More »

CCRC expands by demand

Chateau Girardeau is making room for more residents. The continuing care retirement community plans to add eight single-dwelling estate homes to its community, which already has a wait list.  Read More »

ALF license revoked for violations and risk to residents

State health officials have suspended an assisted living facility’s operating license for two of its buildings. The facility has received dozens of deficiencies and reports of two resident falls in the last six months. Read More »

Brookdale exec VP to step down

Glenn Maul will step down as executive vice president and chief people of Brookdale Senior Living Inc. by July 15.  Read More »

Anthem Memory Care expands into Kansas

The memory care provider adds a new market to its portfolio through the acquisition of two communities in the heartland. Read More »

SNF care quality caught in the buy-sell swirl

The flurry of mergers and acquisitions in long-term care may not be helping the quality of care delivered by the properties involved, notes a new study in Health Affairs journal. Read More »

CMS imposes fines of more than $278k for Woodbriar Health Center

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has imposed steep fines and threatened to terminate Woodbriar Health Center from its programs if serious problems are not resolved by next week. Read More »

Training went unheeded at Woodbriar Health Center, say Mass. regulators

Employees at Woodbriar Health Center were retrained on falls-related injuries following the death of a resident, according to a revised plan submitted to the Massachusetts Department of Public Helath. The department says the second fall-related resident death is the result of deficient care.  Read More »

TL Management buys Bon Secours NY

Bon Secours Health System sells its NY arm, including the Schervier Nursing Care Center and other senior living properties. Read More »

Case Study: Assistive services bridging the gap

Sometimes a bit of help and some occasional services are all seniors need to retain independence a little longer—and stay out of a higher level of care. Read how one senior living organization’s idea for boutique services changed its residents’ lives in just two years. Read More »

Woodbriar residents in ‘immediate jeopardy,’ say Mass. regulators

In the course of an investigation of a resident's death, state regulators determined substandard care resulted in a second resident death and resident fall at Woodbriar Health Center, the latest in a mounting citation list for owner Synergy Health Centers. Read More »

Woodbriar’s plan to address resident death unacceptable, say Mass. state regulators

Woodbriar Health Center must resubmit a plan to the state health department. The facility, owned by Synergy Health, has been making headlines for a resident’s death, scabies outbreak and substandard care. Read More »

Genesis sells home health and hospice business to Compassus

Genesis Healthcare Inc., one of the nation’s largest post-acute care providers, will sell most of its home health and hospice operations to Compassus for $84 million. The company will use the proceeds to repay debt. Read More »

Post-acute provider expands to home health care

LifeCare Holdings will acquire Haven Home Health as the company continues expanding its post-acute service offerings.  Read More »

Fla. assisted living home shuttered for filth, excessive animals

The owner of the ALF, which doubled as an animal shelter, has been charged with four counts of elder neglect as police find residents soiled and surrounded by stray cats and dogs. Read More »

A smoking light fixture

SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears relates an exciting moment in the dining room, and how everyone reacted when smoke began pouring out of a dining room light fixture. Read More »

CCRC to launch “virtual senior living” membership program

Life Enriching Communities wants to help seniors plan for a possible transition of care while they're still healthy and independent.  Read More »

Nursing home operator files for bankruptcy following government shutdown

State and federal investigators shut down multiple nursing homes operated by New Beginnings Care, LLC. The company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Read More »

Staff training, retention top concerns for housekeeping sector

Cleaning professionals are betting on better training and more efficient processes to aid staff retention and cut costs. Read More »

Get ready to focus on fire doors

Upcoming code compliance regs are about to take a fresh look at fire doors, says Long-Term Living's fire safety experty Stan Szpytek. Here's what your facility ops and risk management teams need to know. Read More »

Home health and hospice M&A rebounded in 2015

Mergers and acquisitions recovered after a drop in the first half of 2015, according to The Health Care M&A report from Levin Associates, Inc.  Read More »

The journey to rundown

Keeping up with appearances isn't easy. Even though maintenance and upgrades can be difficult, they are a necessary investment. Read More »

Eden Alternative’s Bill Thomas joins Mainstreet

The investment firm's healthcare arm taps one of the country’s most famous senior care culture change gurus. Read More »

Tornado damage causes whirlwind for LTC residents

Nursing home and memory care residents were moved to another facility until repairs can be made. Both facilities are owned by the same company but operate under different state regulations. The facility accepting evacuees doesn’t accept Medicaid, causing a major snag in the disaster preparedness plan.  Read More »

One-on-one with… Doug Leidig

The economy has been a challenge for some CCRCs in recent years, but what’s next for CCRCs? Asbury Communities President and CEO Doug Leidig discusses the opportunities and challenges for this market sector. Read More »

The perfect gift for your maintenance team: Life Safety Code compliance

CMS is expected to adopt a new edition of the Life Safety Codes soon, so give your facilities management team the gift of a head start on upcoming changes. Read More »

CA advocates sue to stop illegal unloading of nursing home residents

California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform and three nursing home residents have filed a lawsuit against the state saying it is allegedly illegally allowing residents to be "dumped" from nursing homes to hospitals. Read More »

P&G’s Spic and Span wins IEHA’s first seal of approval for assisted living

IEHA, a professional organization for directors of housekeeping and facility operations, launched the seal of approval program to help long-term care communities choose products based on hand-on testing. Read More »