A pair of investment and operations forums for long-term care operators and lenders take place next week at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. “New opportunities, new realities: What’s in your playbook” is the title of the regional investment symposium being hosted Monday and Tuesday by the National Investment Center for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry (NIC). “The future of the skilled nursing sector: Strategies for survival & success in fiscal uncertainty” will piggyback Tuesday through Thursday as an investment forum centered on skilled nursing.

An outgrowth of NIC’s sold-out annual meetings each fall, “New opportunities, new realities” features a keynote address Tuesday by gerontologist, psychologist and futurist Ken Dychtwald. Breakout sessions will be conducted by investment leaders and cover topics such as financing, remaking older communities and growth strategies.

Leaders of the nation’s two biggest nursing home provider associations, the American Health Care Association and LeadingAge, will be featured presenters during general sessions Wednesday at the skilled nursing forum. In addition, breakout sessions Wednesday and Thursday will focus on modernization through program changes, exit strategies for nursing home sellers and investors, data collection systems, achieving results through culture change, and a capital markets outlook.

More information about the meetings can be found at the NIC web site.   www.nic.org