60 Nursing Homes Change Operators in Multi-State Deal

“More than 60 skilled nursing facilities across six states have new operators after a major real estate investment trust (REIT) decided to make a change,” Skilling Nursing News reports. “The portfolio stretches across six states in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest, with a total of 5,500 beds, according to Cascade Capital Group, which facilitated the deal. The identity of the REIT and the operators were not disclosed; the properties are now under the control of five separate regional providers.”

Improved Fall Monitoring System to Debut

“A new system for preventing falls is coming this month from a long-time industry veteran,” according to McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. “John J. Brasch, who created the WanderGuard in 1985 and sold it to STANLEY in 2002, has developed the SURE Advisor system with the J. Brasch Company. His system features a silent alarm and sensor pad that can be placed under a mattress. Many of the current systems have pads that don’t have consistent signals or destroy the therapeutic value of a bed surface, or become soiled from resident incontinence, he said. ‘Silent alarms can reduce the stigma for residents, improving dignity, and also combat ‘alarm fatigue’ that can occur when noisy alarms repeatedly go off.’ Additionally, the SURE system ‘is under the mattress and is out of the way, and provides more information to nurses at the bedside.’”

Former Kindred Executive Named COO of Wingate Healthcare

“Jill Bosa has been named chief operating officer (COO) at Wingate Healthcare, a senior living and health care services provider in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York,” reports Skilled Nursing News. “Bosa previously served as COO of the Nursing Center Division at Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND), where she oversaw more than 100 skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and sub-acute care centers across 20 states.”

Memory Care Will Be Big Growth Area in 2018, Senior Living Leaders Predict

“Memory care will be the biggest growth area in senior living and long-term care in 2018, predict executives participating in Lancaster Pollard’s ‘2018 Seniors Housing and Care Survey,’ the results of which were released Tuesday [February 13],” according the McKnight’s Senior Living. “Fifty-three percent of respondents forecast that Alzheimer’s/dementia care will be the biggest growth area this year, ahead of affordable housing, assisted living, independent living, home health services, hospice care, continuing care retirement communities and skilled nursing. In last year’s survey, respondents identified affordable housing as the top growth area.”

Sunrise, Holiday, Capital Come Out on Top in New J.D. Power Senior Living Study

“Sunrise Senior Living, Holiday Retirement and Capital Senior Living had the highest scores in the inaugural study of senior living conducted by J.D. Power, the consumer research company announced Monday [February 12],” McKnight’s Senior Living reports. “Sunrise topped the list in the J.D. Power 2018 Senior Living Satisfaction Study, scoring 802 out of 1,000 points based on independent and assisted living resident and family satisfaction ratings in six areas: caregiver and staff; services and activities; cost, given services; rooms, building and grounds; food and beverage; and service setup and new resident orientation. Holiday scored 792, and Capital scored 780. Tallies for all three companies were above the study’s average score of 764.”

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