How Otterbein Built a Green House Nursing Home Network — With a $12M Plan to Grow

Like many senior living and care executives, Jill Wilson’s first reaction to the “small home” model of nursing homes was a mixture of curiosity and skepticism. The year was 2004, and Wilson was the chief financial officer of Otterbein SeniorLife, a Lebanon, Ohio-based non-profit that runs senior living communities and standalone nursing campuses. The CEO […]

With Private Rooms ‘Non-Negotiable’ Moving Forward, Time to Renovate Nursing Homes is Now

Whether COVID-19 will usher in a permanent demographic shift toward post-acute and long-term care in the home remains uncertain, but there’s clear evidence that single-occupancy rooms are becoming less of a nursing home luxury and more of the baseline cost of doing business. The demand for privacy had been growing before the pandemic, consulting firm […]

As COVID Reveals Fatal Flaws in Nursing Home Design, Industry Vet Levin Sees Opportunity in Renovations

Of all the systemic flaws that led to the still-unfolding disaster in American nursing homes, the design of the buildings themselves stands among the most plainly visible. Shared rooms where residents live up to four abreast, with double occupancy still the norm in most facilities. Communal bathrooms where, in addition to suffering the indignity of […]

Five Years in the Making, Thrive Sees Post-COVID Upside in Three New Skilled Nursing Facilities

Developing new post-acute and long-term care infrastructure during normal times isn’t always easy — in fact, for one Illinois company, the phased opening of three new skilled nursing facilities this year represented the culmination of more than five years of work. But as COVID-19 continues to reveal the fatal shortcomings of outdated nursing home design, […]

Greystone Closes $43.9M Portfolio Deal; Tryko Picks Up 200-Bed SNF from Receivership for $14.5M

Greystone this week announced the closure of $43.9 million in Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)-backed financing for three affiliated skilled nursing facilities operated by Centers for Care. The three properties in upstate New York — the Ontario Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Canandaigua, the Steuben Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Bath, […]