Industry Insider Leads ‘Best Workplaces in Aging Services’ Project

When Fortune magazine publishes the inaugural “Best Workplaces in Aging Services” list in September 2018, it could provide a much-needed boost to skilled nursing providers facing a workforce crisis. That’s certainly the hope of Jacquelyn Kung, a senior care industry insider who is spearheading the effort to compile the new list. It will be a […]

The Five Traits of a Successful SNF Administrator — And How To Recruit One

Staffing challenges continue to torment skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and not just at the caregiving level. Often, broader issues within a SNF are traced back to high turnover at the administrative level. As a result, SNF hiring managers should be thinking more critically about attracting the right candidates who will positively impact the facility. “It’s […]

In the Pipeline: Erickson, Lifespace Plot Big Community Redevelopments

Construction: Planned Lifespace Communities Location Near Chicago to Beef Up Skilled Nursing Wing Oak Trace, a Lifespace community in Downers Grove, Ill., has announced plans for a $150 million redevelopment and expansion project, according to a press release. The first phase of the redevelopment will include a new health center with 102 skilled nursing suites, 66 […]

How Offering Insurance Can Pay Off for Skilled Nursing Providers

Large skilled nursing providers across the country are increasingly selling private insurance plans to their residents, and it appears to be paying off for at least one of them. Among them are Erickson Living and Signature Healthcare, two of the country’s biggest providers of skilled nursing services. Both Erickson and Signature offer private Medicare Advantage […]

Amid Uncertainty, CCRCs Seek a Skilled Nursing Status Quo

It’s no secret that the skilled nursing industry has hit a rough spot, and that might be why some continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) are beefing up their assisted and independent living wings. For example, skilled nursing occupancy is expected to fall even further than current levels, hitting 86.4% by the end of the year, according to […]