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Gaining Momentum: Promoting and Developing Affordable Assisted Living
4/10/2017

Gaining Momentum: Promoting and Developing Affordable Assisted Living

In recent years, increasing attention is being paid to the financial challenges of the impending silver tsunami of Baby Boomers approaching retirement. Simply put, their fiscal outlook is bleak. In regard to retirement savings, too many will have not enough. For the seniors housing and care industry, the time is now to invest in and develop more affordable assisted living (AAL) options. Fortunately, for both the industry and the low- and middle-income seniors of the present and future, there are several organizations and companies doing outstanding work to help address the problem.

Booming Demand: How Urgent Care Centers are Impacting Hospital Operations
4/9/2017

Booming Demand: How Urgent Care Centers are Impacting Hospital Operations

The construction and use of urgent care centers in the health care industry has steadily increased over recent years. The growing popularity of urgent care centers presents an opportunity for hospitals to extend networks or expand partnerships in order to reach new clientele. Further, it offers an opportunity to enhance brand recognition in new and existing markets.

Fannie Mae Financing: Reap the Benefits
4/8/2017

Fannie Mae Financing: Reap the Benefits

Efficiency. Timeliness. Certainty of execution. Those three points perfectly capture the essence of Fannie Mae Seniors Housing financing. In this article, we provide an overview of Fannie Mae Seniors Housing financing and profile several successful case studies. In addition, we detail a few lesser-known options offered by the agency.

2017 Housing Survey
4/7/2017

2017 Housing Survey

In January of 2017, Lancaster Pollard sent an online survey to approximately 2,400 leaders in affordable and multifamily housing throughout the U.S. Over the course of two weeks, 243 respondents completed the online survey. The survey has a 95% confidence level and a confidence interval of 6.26, meaning that the differences in responses of 7 percentage points or more are meaningful.

Heritage Woods of Minooka: From Mission to Reality
4/6/2017

Heritage Woods of Minooka: From Mission to Reality

When conceptualizing and developing its latest Supportive Living Facility (SLF), Gardant put an emphasis on three words: love, compassion and dignity. At its new facility, and at all of its pre-existing locations, Gardant focuses on providing residents with the love, compassion and dignity they deserve and on helping each resident maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible—a noble mission that was recently brought to life with the construction of Heritage Woods of Minooka.

3/27/2017

Lancaster Pollard Assists Tri-City Healthcare District with $85.8 Million Financing

Lancaster Pollard has announced it assisted Tri-City Healthcare District to complete a 25-year, $85.8 million mortgage financing insured by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)/Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Sec. 242/223(f) program.

Skilled Nursing Market Outlook: A Mixed Bag
3/20/2017

Skilled Nursing Market Outlook: A Mixed Bag

As we look to the beginning of the second quarter of 2017, the skilled nursing facility (SNF) market outlook presents both reasons for concern and reasons for optimism. In some respects, the situation is precarious, as supply concerns, operating challenges and reimbursement uncertainty all loom large. On the other hand, there are signs of hopefulness, as evidenced by the forward-thinking providers that are investing in ancillary services, intensifying their focus on quality care and harnessing the power of data and technology.

2017 Seniors Housing and Care Market Outlook
2/13/2017

2017 Seniors Housing and Care Market Outlook

The past 12 months have been quite eventful for the health care market, especially the seniors housing and care sector. There have been massive deals, real estate investment trust (REIT) divestitures of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), concerns of overbuilding and changes in payor mix. While there are a number of uncertainties regarding the health care market and 2017, one thing is certain—changes are coming. We take a look at recent market data to shed light on the past 12 months, identify trends, and provide a big picture analysis of what the industry looks like as 2017 begins.

New Revenue Procedure Is Here To Stay
2/12/2017

New Revenue Procedure Is Here To Stay

Out with the old and in with the new? A recent revenue procedure change is catching the attention of health care providers with facilities financed through tax-exempt bonds. The good news is, the changes allow for greater flexibility and revised safe harbor guidelines. 

2017 Seniors Housing and Care Survey
2/11/2017

2017 Seniors Housing and Care Survey

In December of 2016, Lancaster Pollard sent an online survey to approximately 4,000 leaders at seniors housing and care facilities throughout the U.S. Over the course of two weeks, 273 respondents completed the online survey. The survey has a 95% confidence level and a confidence interval of 5.38, meaning that the differences in responses of 5 percentage points or more are statistically significant.