Brookdale, California AG Reach $3.25M Deal Over Alleged Nursing Home Data Reporting Fraud

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) will pay $3.25 million to settle allegations that it submitted false nursing home staffing data to the federal government and improperly handled resident discharges, the California Attorney General’s Office announced late last week. The settlement agreement comes one year after then-California attorney general Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit against Tenn.-based […]

Scarp Ridge Capital Partners Launches with $300M Fund

Scarp Ridge, a private real estate investment firm focused on distressed, opportunistic and value-add investing, has launched with a $300 million fund. The firm is focused primarily on hospitality and senior housing, including independent living, assisted living and memory care, but Rick Shamberg, Scarp Ridge co-founder and managing director, said they have not ruled out […]

Led by Biden’s HHS Pick, California Sues Brookdale Over Alleged Nursing Home Data Reporting Fraud

The state of California on Monday filed a lawsuit against Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD), accusing the company of submitting false nursing home staffing data to the federal government and improperly handling resident discharges. California attorney general Xavier Becerra — President Biden’s pick to serve as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services […]

Omega: Bed Buy-Backs Unlikely to Become Trend, Demographics to Offset Home Health Diversions

A major skilled nursing and senior living landlord on Friday pushed back on a pair of recent industry storylines hinting at future declines in demand for institutional care, pointing to positive demographic shifts on the horizon. Executives at Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) acknowledged the trend toward sending post-acute patients straight into home health during […]

RNs Top List of Most In-Demand Jobs Across All Sectors in 2018

A shortage of qualified workers continues to plague the skilled nursing sector, and recent data from job board Monster backs it up. According to a new report from the Weston, Mass.-based online classifieds company, job openings for registered nurses were the most popular type of position posted during the first half of 2018. The health care […]

Backed With $34M, Call9 Wants to Bring the ER into Skilled Nursing Facilities

With record-low occupancy, rising labor costs, and other pressures eroding the bottom line, the need for nursing homes to innovate to survive has never been more pressing. In their quest for innovation, skilled nursing providers are turning to new partners, such as a Silicon Valley startup offering a solution to prevent residents from going to hospital emergency departments. […]

New Data and Operational Models Drive SNF-Hospital Partnerships

For years, skilled nursing providers have been jockeying to participate in narrowing health care networks, as hospitals and other referral sources have raised the bar on what they need from post-acute partners. In this competitive environment, some of the nation’s largest SNF providers continue to up their game. A case in point can be found […]