Post-Acute and Senior Living News – January 2019

Post-Acute and Senior Living News – January 2019
15 January 2019 - 15:32, by , in News, Healthcare Articles, Comments off


Let’s Celebrate the Accomplishments of Women in Senior Living

McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News plans to recognize the contributions of women in senior living and skilled nursing, including those inside and outside the C-suite.  Launching the Women of Distinction awards to recognize women who have made significant contributions to the senior housing and care field, as well as those who are poised to be leaders of some sort in the future, McKnight’s announced that nominations will be accepted until Friday, January 18, at no charge. Fees will be assessed the nominations after the 18th.  See the press release here.

Demand for Seniors Housing Finally Catches Up with Supply in Fourth Quarter: NIC

According to the National Investment Center (NIC) for Seniors Housing & Care, the fourth quarter of 2018 showed the highest number of occupied seniors housing units since recording data began in 2006. NIC Chief of Research and Analytics Chuck Harry said “New demand and new supply during the quarter were on par with each other.”  McKnight’s Senior Living reported the results last week.

Sanford, Good Sam Finalize Merger. Sanford Now Worth $7.5 Billion, Employs 50,000

Sanford Health and Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society have finalized their merger, according to the Argus LeaderThe report indicates the two nonprofit care providers first went public with the massive deal in June, with plans to create a $7.5 billion entity that includes Sanford’s existing health care system and Good Sam’s national network of senior care centers.

United Church Homes, Ohio’s Hospice Form Joint Venture

United Church Homes residents in Ohio who need hospice and palliative care will be able to receive services while remaining in the senior living community in which they live, because United Church Homes and Ohio’s Hospice have formed a new joint venture., as reported in McKnight’s Senior Living. In an effort to improve in-residence care, Rev. Kenneth V. Daniel, United Church Homes President and CEO said, ““Our goal was to form a strategic alliance with Ohio’s leading not-for-profit provider of hospice, palliative care and chronic disease management services to improve the scope and quality of care for residents.”

Citadel Acquires ManorCare of Northbrook

ManorCare of Northbrook, Illinois has been acquired by Citadel Healthcare, according to the Daily Herald.  “We are excited to bring The Citadel of Northbrook into the Citadel Healthcare family, instilling our vision and values into the care provided while embracing the fantastic rapport the staff has cultivated within their local community,” said Jonathan Aaron, principal at Citadel Healthcare. This is the 10th location for Citadel Healthcare.

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