Posts by Tim Regan:

  • In the Pipeline: Marquis Plots $5 Million SNF Upgrade in Boston

    Nov 12 2017

    Construction: Announced Marquis Health Services Plans $5 Million Renovation at Boston SNF Marquis Health Services, the healthcare affiliate of Tryko Partners, is now operating North End Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Boston, according to a press release. The first order of business at the newly acquired skilled nursing facility (SNF) is a $5 million renovation Read More

  • Skilled Nursing Transportation Provider Sees Opportunity in Higher-End Care

    Sep 18 2017

    As skilled nursing operators go big on design features and restaurant-style dining, one Midwestern medical transport startup has also placed its bets on upscale services. Operators and regulators alike often overlook non-emergency transport, according to Brian Fleming, director of sales and marketing at Kansas City, Mo.-based Secure Medical Transport. “There’s really no regulation over this industry,” he Read More

  • How Certain Nurses Can Lower Hospital Readmission Rates at SNFs

    Aug 15 2017

    For skilled nursing providers looking for ways to reduce unnecessary hospitalizations, taking on advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) could be the way forward. That’s according to Marilyn Rantz, professor of nursing for Missouri University’s Sinclair School of Nursing. In 2012, the nursing school received almost $15 million from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for an initiative aimed Read More

  • Five Star Sees Opportunity in Rehab Services

    Aug 02 2017

    It’s no secret that Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) is in a bit of a slump right now, and that’s especially evident in its ongoing battle with sagging occupancy rates. But one place where things look brighter for the company is its rehab and wellness services. In July, Five Star formally unveiled its full plan to expand Read More

  • Bill Aims to Expand Veterans’ Access to Nursing Care

    Jul 25 2017

    A bill recently reintroduced in the U.S. Senate aims to make skilled nursing services more readily available for veterans of the military. Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Mike Rounds (R-SD) on July 20 reintroduced the Veterans Access to Long Term Care and Health Services Act (S. 1611). The legislation would allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to Read More

  • In the Pipeline: New SNF Construction in Ohio, Tenn.

    Jul 16 2017

    Construction: Planned $20 Million Retirement Home Planned in Nebraska Vetter Health Services plans to build a $20 million retirement home in Kearney, Neb., reports the Kearney Hub, a local news site. The campus, dubbed Brookestone Gardens Retirement Campus, will house a 60-bed skilled nursing facility and 40 assisted-living apartments. Brookstone Gardens is currently scheduled to open in 2018. Read More

  • Louisiana SNFs Have Extra Protection from Potential Medicaid Cuts

    Jul 11 2017

    While skilled nursing providers across the U.S. fret over potentially big Medicaid cuts, Louisiana SNFs can breathe slightly easier. That’s because nursing homes there are shielded against Medicaid budget cuts both by statutes and the state’s constitution, The Advocate of Baton Rouge, La. reported. Furthermore, Louisiana — which spent more than $1 billion on nursing homes this Read More

  • How California’s Skilled Nursing Wages Compare to the U.S.

    Jun 21 2017

    Chief executives and financial managers who work in California’s skilled nursing industry make more per year than the national average for those professions, while general and operations managers earn less. That’s according to a sample from a newly launched National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) MAP report that tracks metropolitan, state, and national employment and wage Read More

  • Seniors Embracing New Techology, Pew Research Shows

    May 22 2017

    Social media, smartphone and internet usage is up among older adults. That’s according to a recently released report from Pew Research that surveyed more than 3,000 seniors between Sept. 29, 2016, and Nov. 6, 2016. About 42% of seniors ages 65 and older now say they own a smartphone, such as iPhone or Android devices. That’s up from just 18% Read More

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