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NIC prepping for 25th national conference

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Officials are putting the final touches in place for the 25th national conference of the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing and Care Industry. The event takes place Sept. 30 to Oct. 2 at the Gaylord National just outside of Washington, D.C. Registration is ongoing.

NIC spring meeting attracts lenders, providers

The NIC 2015 Capital & Business Strategies forum takes place Tuesday through Thursday in San Diego, with keynote speakers including Kathleen Sebelius, Katy Fike and Bruce Chernof.

Online Expo begins Wednesday

It might still be snowing in some parts of the country, but there's no better sign of spring than the beginning of the McKnight's Online Expo.

ONE DAY TO GO: 9th Expo tackles rehospitalization rates, pay worries, pressure ulcers

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McKnight's 9th Annual Online Expo kicks off Wednesday, and organizers are bracing for record numbers of attendees.

Annual McKnight's Online Expo returns March 25-26

Annual McKnight's Online Expo returns March 25-26

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The 9th Annual McKnight's Online Expo will take place March 25-26 and again offer up to five free continuing education credits to attendees. Registration is ongoing.

Gemino provides $8 million in credit to Unlimited Care

Gemino Healthcare Finance has provided an $8 million secured revolving line of credit to Unlimited Care Inc. for working capital.

One simple way to improve the profitability of your nursing home

One simple way to improve the profitability of your nursing home

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Increasing the profitability of any business, especially nursing homes, can be challenging. Most strategies that increase profitability take time and resources, and they have uncertain payoffs. In this article, we review a simple way to increase the profitability of your SNF. It's a technique that can be easily implemented and improve your profits — if your company is the right candidate for it.

Diagnosing cash flow problems in a SNF

Diagnosing cash flow problems in a SNF

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Nursing homes operate in a difficult environment where they face constant financial pressures. On the revenues side are payers who are always trying to negotiate lower prices and slower payments. On the expenses side are high debt payments coupled with supplier who want to raise prices, and so on.

Two weeks until McKnight's Online Expo

MDS 3.0, wound care, technology, capital and surveys will all be covered at the 8th Annual McKnight's Online Expo on March 26 and 27. Participants can earn up to 5 CE credits.

Pfizer study reveals pneumonia drug effective for the elderly

Pfizer Inc. said it is planning on presenting the results of its Community-Acquired Pneumonia Immunization Trial in Adults study next month, and that it may have significant impact on preventing community-acquired pneumonia for seniors.

Borrowing to build

Borrowing to build

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New construction funding for skilled nursing facilities remains scarce, but lenders say they will listen if operators present a convincing case for building.

Advisors draft new Blueprint

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High-profile long-term care veterans have teamed up to create a new senior housing investment advisory group based in Chicago.

Interest-ing times

Interest-ing times

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As interest rates slowly nudge upward and public financing agencies remain under scrutiny, analysts look at the ramifications for skilled nursing and seniors housing

Capital ideas coming to the NIC conference

Capital ideas coming to the NIC conference

Providers seeking capital - and new funding options - will converge in Chicago this fall for the 23rd annual NIC National Conference.

Senior living benchmarks continue to improve, finance expert notes

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An improving economy, an aging nation and enhanced funding sources are fueling growth in the senior living sector, according to a leading industry analyst.

June Super Tuesday webinar to focus on 'tips and traps' in obtaining capital

June Super Tuesday webinar to focus on 'tips and traps' in obtaining capital

A McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast on June 11 will present the latest on capital availability, occupancy data, rent levels, payment growth notes, and more for senior care operators. There is no cost for attendees to register or earn the accompanying continuing education credit. The session will feature chief market and data strategist Michael Hargrave, VP of the NIC MAP service. It will be moderated by McKnight's Editorial Director John O'Connor. "Capital Update: Key issues to watch" is sponsored by GE Capital and will start at 1 p.m. ET.

Exhibit hall, CE options highlight McKnight's Online Expo

The seventh annual McKnight's Online Expo will kick off with five CE-approved webcasts on March 20 and 21. Expo participants can also take advantage of the online exhibition hall to connect with vendors and get insight into the latest products.

Senate Committee on Aging, PHI to hold briefing on training standards for personal care aides

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Personal care aides will get a high-powered focus Monday, when the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging and the Paraprofessional Healthcare Institute (PHI) host a briefing on training standards. "Training Personal Care Aides: The Latest Research Findings and Strategies from the States" takes place from 10-11:30 a.m. on Capitol Hill in Washington. PHI Director of Policy Research Dorie Seavey will present the latest findings from PHI's state-by-state analysis of PCA training requirements.

Online expo concludes today

Online expo concludes today

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The capital landscape for long-term care continues to rebound, which is good news for operators looking to expand in 2012 and beyond, analyst Michael Hargrave told McKnight's Online Expo participants Wednesday.

McKnight's Online Expo starts today!

McKnight's Online Expo starts today!

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A record-breaking number of participants have signed up for the 6th Annual McKnight's Online Expo, the largest online trade show for the long-term care community.

The crowd is NOT gathering (no need online!), but they are signing up en masse for next week's Online Expo

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Providers from around the country are already making the sixth annual McKnight's Online Expo the most successful version yet. They have signed up in record numbers for the virtual trade show, which takes place next Wednesday and Thursday from the comfort of wherever your computer can get an Internet connection.

Latest acquisition target: aging CEOs

Latest acquisition target: aging CEOs

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What's the most critical due-diligence document to consider before making a run at a company? Turns out it may be the CEO's birth certificate.

McKnight's Online Expo fast approaching

McKnight's Online Expo fast approaching

The sixth annual McKnight's Online Expo is almost ready to begin. More than 20 industry vendors will exhibit at this annual event, which runs March 21-22. Attendees again will be able to earn up to five free NAB-approved continuing education (CE) credits. Free registration is ongoing at McKnights.com or by clicking here. A record number of professionals have attended and earned thousands of CEs during the past three years. The virtual trade show will get operators up-to-speed on the hottest topics in long-term care: payment, capital, technology, wound care and quality.

Sixth annual McKnight's Online Expo returns, better than ever

Sixth annual McKnight's Online Expo returns, better than ever

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The McKnight's Online Expo returns for a sixth successful year with five educational webcasts March 21 and 22. After a successful debut last year, a series of six affiliated monthly "Super Tuesday" webcasts again will follow.

McKnight's online expo tackles sources of capital for 2012

Prices for assisted living communities grew 45% in 2011, to $156,900 per unit, according to a new report. Senior living industry analysts were encouraged by the results of the report, which showed that even amidst a lingering recession, investors were willing to pay more for high-quality assisted living communities.

Technology, legal matters, wound care, capital, MDS 3.0 and quality indicators featured in free online conference with free CEs

More registrants than ever are prepping for the fifth annual McKnight's Online Expo, which kicks off Wednesday and Thursday at a keyboard near you. Participants can earn up to five free continuing education (CE) credits by attending the hour-long sessions, which begin with legal expert John Durso's broadcast on technology concerns at 10 a.m. (Eastern) Wednesday. Free registration for all sessions is ongoing.

Analysis: Long-term care could lose billions with block grants; funding answers available

Analysis: Long-term care could lose billions with block grants; funding answers available

The long-term care industry would be the third-most impacted healthcare field if state Medicaid funding is converted into block grants, according to a new analysis from Bloomberg News.

McKnight's 5th Online Expo expands ... to six months duration

McKnight's 5th Online Expo expands ... to six months duration

Ignoring the adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," organizers of the McKnight's Online Expo are changing the formula to their highly successful virtual trade show for long-term care professionals. McKnight's is kicking off its expo with two days of educational sessions March 23 and 24—and extending the experience with six more months of new educational sessions and exhibits.

McKnight's Online Expo, a valuable learning opportunity

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Hungry for information? We thought so. That's why we're offering our fourth annual online expo later this month.

McKnight's to hold fourth annual Online Expo next month

McKnight's to hold fourth annual Online Expo next month

Healthcare reform has been a big topic this year. But not everything demands reform. That could certainly be said for the McKnight's Online Expo.