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Understanding Your Market Study: Part 3

Conducting a Desktop Analysis of the Competition When conducting a market study competitor analysis, many tools and sources of public information are available right from your desktop. The task may seem overwhelming, especially if the market is highly competitive. But here are some best practices to follow: Know what you are looking for Consider why […]

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Quality Measures Can Unlock Value

Today’s consumers have high expectations. They demand quality products and services delivered in a timely, cost-effective, and convenient fashion. That’s why evidence-based quality measures have become so crucial, especially in the seniors housing and care industry. Consumers want a way to judge whether they can expect to receive high-quality care in a comfortable setting.  Likewise, […]

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Seniors Housing Actual Rates Report Shows Larger Discounts for Assisted Living than for Independent Living Properties

The NIC Map Data Service recently released national benchmark data through year-end 2016 for actual rates and leasing velocity.  Key takeaways include: Average initial rates were below average asking rates for both independent living and assisted living properties, with monthly spreads larger for assisted living properties throughout the entire reported period.

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Do You Know Enough about Managed Care? The future of your business may depend on it

About one-third of Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in managed care today, and nearly half of all seniors are expected to be enrolled within the next 10 years. With that sobering statistic in mind, senior care operators need to understand the opportunities presented by the rapid expansion of managed care and the challenges that lie ahead.

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Major Regulatory Headlines for Senior Living to Watch in 2017

From a regulatory perspective, 2016 was certainly a busy year in seniors housing and care. From new bundled payment models to revised participation requirements, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) rolled out new guidance and rules at a rapid pace. With a new administration and a new leader at the helm of Health and […]

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