It's a rare day when we don't get a new press release touting the latest property merger or acquisition. Virtually all of them tend to memorialize participants who are trying to move up or move on.
Brookdale Senior Living is poised to become the largest senior living provider in the country, through a $2.8 billion acquisition of Seattle-based Emeritus Corp.
Federal investigators have been looking into Medicaid billing practices at senior living giant Emeritus Corp. for more than a year. Investigative journalism outlet ProPublica first reported the story Thursday, and an Emeritus spokeswoman confirmed to McKnight's that the probe is occurring.
Brookdale Senior Living and Emeritus Senior Living will merge through a $2.8 billion deal, in a move that Brookdale CEO T. Andrew Smith said will be "transformative for the industry." The expanded Brookdale will consist of more than 1,100 communities in 46 states, making it the nation's largest senior living company, executives said.
Emeritus Senior Living has agreed to settle a $2.2 million lawsuit in which workers claimed they were routinely underpaid at the assisted living company's California facilities, according to a ProPublica report.
It's easier to have empathy for people if you know specific things about them. Long-term care providers know this, and it is behind many valuable programs to learn more about residents' lives. Journalists also know this to be true, as shown by the recent Frontline/ProPublica expose on assisted living.
Loose regulations are endangering the growing number of assisted living residents in the United States, according to a new Frontline documentary that focuses on Emeritus Senior Living facilities. The program airs Tuesday at 10 P.M. EST, and is accompanied by a series of reports published this week on ProPublica.
Prosecutors say that Jeffrey Lamont Reid, 23, shoved his supervisor into a wall when in her office to sign his termination papers, according to local reports. He then tried to attack another woman in the office, threw a bottle of hand sanitizer, pushed over a desk and threw a computer on the floor, an affidavit reportedly states.
As any retailer will tell you, advising customers to shop elsewhere is never easy. Yet that is exactly what too many senior living operators should be doing - but won't.