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NIC: SNF occupancy down, but Medicaid per diem hits 5-year high

September 19, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Skilled nursing occupancy has declined to a five-year low, but the news is good for Medicaid per diem revenue, according to Q2 data from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC).

Berkadia moves into seniors housing investment sales

September 8, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The commercial real estate company is investing in its Seniors Housing and Healthcare Group by expanding its national platform to include investment sales.

Bridging mortgage gaps

August 10, 2016  |  Anita Huedepohl

Bridge loans can provide opportunities for solid financial footing when times get tough.

SNF nursing hourly wages swing by state

August 9, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

How much nurses, CNAs and medication technicians in skilled nursing environments earn depends greatly on what state they work in.

Burial plans gone awry

August 8, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

How many of us have prepaid funerals? Do any of us wonder if our wishes will be honored? SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears discusses two New York Times articles that show what can happen with nursing home guardianships, funds sent to nursing homes and the...

Ohio Medicaid Qualified Income Trust

July 18, 2016  |  Kathleen Mears

Setting up a Qualified Income Trust/Miller Trust to fulfill the Medicaid requirements can be tricky business, so Ohio's Medicaid recipients shouldn't wait to get started on the process, says SNF resident blogger Kathleen Mears.

Benchmark Senior Living creates new VP of sales and operations

July 18, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

The newly-created executive Vice President of sales and operations position is part of a larger effort to adopt a customer-centered approach to sales.

Update: Mass. governor slashes proposed nursing home wage increase

July 14, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

Earlier this year, the Legislature approved a $35.5 million increase for nursing home direct care staff wages. Gov. Charlie Baker halved the increase days before the budget was to go into effect. 

SCOTUS says no to challenge on labor law for home care

June 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to hear a case that would have challenged the Department of Labor’s ruling on labor protections for home care workers.

Blue Wolf Capital acquires National Home Health Care

May 17, 2016  |  Nicole Stempak, Senior Editor

New York-based private equity firm Blue Wolf Capital acquires the National Home Health Care Corporation (NHHC) for a sum of $65 million. 

Are you ready for PBJ transactions?

April 27, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

With the new CMS reporting requirements looming, skilled nursing facilities are gearing up for the mandatory Payroll-Based Journal data transactions for direct-care workers.

AL, memory care costs keep rising, especially in South

April 20, 2016  |  Pamela Tabar, Editor-in-Chief

Seniors can expect to pay $99 to $125 per month more for assisted living and memory care compared to 2014, especially in the Southern states.


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