AHCA/NCAL Call on Governors for Help with Lab Processing, PPE

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) have issued a letter to the National Governors Association asking for stronger state support regarding lab processing and personal protective equipment in long-term care.…

Propel Insurance Acquires Senior Living Specialist HealthCare Services

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Propel Insurance, a leading retail insurance agency and a portfolio company of Flexpoint Ford, has acquired HealthCare Services (HCS), a boutique risk management and insurance consulting firm based in Knoxville. HCS specializes in serving senior care organizations.…

Business Realities in the Age of COVID-19

Pandemic creates numerous legal issues for seniors housing operators. (Editor’s note: This column was written by law specialists at Hanson Bridgett. Because of the wide variety of challenges, the law firm asked each subject matter expert to write about his…

AHCA: Nationwide Skilled Nursing COVID-19 Testing Would Cost $440M

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Testing all residents and staff and skilled nursing facilities nationwide just once would cost $440 million, according to data compiled by the American Health Care Association (AHCA), based in Washington, D.C. The organization notes that at that…

Argentum Comments on Federal COVID-19 Aid Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Argentum, a D.C.-based organization representing seniors housing operators, has weighed in on the $484 billion aid package passed on Friday. The bill provides further relief for Americans and businesses suffering from the economic impact of the COVID-19…

LTC Sells 22 Preferred Care Skilled Nursing Facilities for $77.9M

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. — LTC Properties Inc. (NYSE: LTC), a Westlake Village-based REIT that invests in seniors housing and healthcare properties, has completed the sale of its entire portfolio of Preferred Care-operated properties. Preferred Care declared bankruptcy in 2017 amid…

The Great Medicare Advantage Experiment

As senior living providers pursue partnerships in the healthcare industry, here are five critical points to keep foremost in mind. By Jane Adler With owners and operators of senior living properties serving an increasingly frail population of elders, Medicare Advantage…

A Good Hill to Try On

Seniors housing professionals seek solutions to affordability, labor shortages and more through legislative lobbying and legal means. By Jeff Shaw The challenges of owning and operating seniors housing are not news to anyone in the industry, but the solutions may…

Ventas Appoints Carey Roberts as General Counsel

CHICAGO — Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) has hired Carey Shea Roberts as executive vice president, general counsel, and ethics and compliance officer. Roberts will lead the company’s legal, compliance and enterprise risk management functions, reporting to Debra Cafaro, Ventas chairman…

Patriot Angels Warns of VA Rule Changes

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Veterans Administration has issued new rules and regulations that could dramatically affect the eligibility of veterans, according to Patriot Angels, an organization that seeks to help veterans.…