It's hardly breaking news that we live in an aging nation. But the latest numbers may give providers even more reason to feel optimistic about remaining solvent once the age wave hits.
Kindred Healthcare increased its bid for Gentiva Health Services to about $534 million, and plans to take the offer directly to shareholders.
Real estate investment trust giant Ventas took a huge step in bolstering its private-pay assets when it announced it would acquire American Realty Capital Healthcare Trust for $2.6 billion in cash and stock. The transaction is expected to close later this year.
Most nursing home administrators do not believe that pay-for-performance initiatives lead to improved resident care or stronger bottom lines, according to findings recently published in the Journal of Aging and Social Policy.
Most nurses find their work rewarding and satisfying. But nurses in the long-term care sector appear to be the most likely to want employment in a different setting, according to a survey from CareerBuilder and Harris Poll.