Must-Read News: Brookdale Leans on Home Health

Happy Monday, Home Health Care News readers. Hopefully you are taking advantage of the last couple weekends of summer like we are.

Take a moment to catch up on all things home care and home health with our Monday briefing. And keep reading to find out the latest in the Diablo the tortoise chronicle.

Here’s what you missed last week:


Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) has seen better days, but the senior living and home health care provider, is leaning more heavily on its ancillary services after executives revealed its senior living communities are taking heat from competitors. In addition, a buyout of the company was also reportedly on hold.

Another major home health care provider, Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND), reported its second quarter earnings last week. President and CEO Benjamin Breier took an opportunity to sound off on a newly proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) during Kindred’s earnings call.

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In another installment on the life and times of Diablo, the 115-year tortoise living in a New Mexico senior living community, the reptile was taken from his home and returned—for the second time. Catch up on Diablo’s tale here.

Written by Amy Baxter

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