We Want Your Input — 2021 Outlook Survey

Skilled Nursing News (12/03/2020) – After significant industry changes in 2020, the SNN team is looking ahead to 2021 and would like to get your input for our annual Skilled Nursing Industry Outlook Survey. We’ll be releasing the results of this survey to all readers in early January. Full story »

SNF occupancy ticks up but is ‘dangerously’ low and threatens long-term survival

McKnight's LTCN (12/03/2020) – A slight increase in skilled nursing occupancy between the second and third quarters wasn’t enough to alleviate the financial uncertainty facing the industry as a result of the ongoing public health crisis, according to new findings from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. Full story »

New Wave of ‘One-Sided’ Managed Care Contracts Could Lead to Payment Strains for Nursing Homes

Skilled Nursing News (11/30/2020) – Some aspects of the nursing home world do not change even during a global pandemic, and that includes the need to manage relationships with multiple payers. Full story »

Long-Term Care COVID Deaths Top 100K as Post-Holiday Coronavirus Surge Looms

Skilled Nursing News (11/30/2020) – The nation’s long-term care facilities passed another grim COVID-19 milestone ahead of Thanksgiving, with experts and leaders warning that holiday gatherings over this past weekend could only set off more outbreaks in the weeks to come. Full story »

Assisted living centers get creative to make life fun for residents

Beatrice Daily Sun (11/26/2020) – Assisted-living and skilled nursing centers have had to make changes in how they provide care to their residents throughout the pandemic this year. Full story »

Vaccine news boosts analysts’ views on skilled nursing; concerns remain around future of seniors housing: Mizuho

McKnight's Senior Living (11/23/2020) – As Nareit’s REITworld: 2020 Annual Conference wrapped up last week, analysts at Mizuho Securities USA say they remain positive on the skilled nursing sector given the promising vaccine news, strong government support of the industry and an improving acquisitions outlook. And although the vaccine news also is a major positive for senior housing, analysts also worry that the recent rally in the sector’s stocks may be reflecting a far rosier recovery than likely is to occur, and that the 2021 earnings outlook may disappoint. Full story »

CMS Clarifies Holiday Visitation Via New Alert

Provider (11/20/2020) – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an alert regarding holiday visitation in skilled nursing facilities, according to the latest COVID-19 update from the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL). Full story »

PPE Supplies Mostly Holding Steady for Nursing Homes, But So Much Hinges on Their Suppliers

Skilled Nursing News (11/19/2020) – In the early months of the pandemic, masks for medical personnel were in such short supply that providers, states, and the federal government were all bidding against each other to secure them. Gowns were so hard to come by that reports surfaced of nursing home workers using trash bags as makeshift coverings Full story »

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