Brookdale May Face Another Tough Year Before Improvements Gain Traction

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) likely will be dealing with operational challenges throughout the next year, before its turnaround efforts start to bear more substantial fruit in 2020. The stock price for Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale slumped over 11% in trading Monday after RBC Capital Markets analyst Frank Morgan issued further guidance based on this timeline. […]

CEO of Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan Venture Has Interest in End-of-Life Care

Dr. Atul Gawande spurred a national conversation about aging and end-of-life care when he published his 2014 bestseller “Being Mortal.” Now, he has been named CEO of a new health care venture launched by corporate giants Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) and JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM). The appointment of 52-year-old Gawande (pictured above) […]

New Brookdale CEO Bullish on Home Health, Hospice

Big changes are afoot at Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD), but the company remains committed to home health and is actively looking to grow its hospice business. A new CEO is set to take the reins at Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale, which is the largest senior living provider in the nation and is also one of […]

Highest Paid Chief Executives in Home Health Care

While it’s fair to assume that some of the country’s biggest publicly traded home health care companies pay their chief executives well, some earn more than others. In 2016, CEOs at HealthSouth (NYSE: HLS), Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND) and Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD) made the most in total compensation—a figure that includes base salary, stock awards, […]

Brookdale Touts Improved Performance As Takeout Chatter Continues

Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD), one of the nation’s largest home health operators, continues to be the subject of takeout rumors, with a China-based firm now seen by some as the most likely buyer. Executives with Brentwood, Tennessee-based Brookdale touted improved operational performance Tuesday on a first quarter 2017 earnings call with analysts. However, as […]

Tech Use Benefits ‘Oldest Old,’ Stanford Research Suggests

The “oldest old” in this country are most likely to turn to technology to keep in touch with family and friends—and that reason for using tech has been linked to a number of benefits for this group of seniors. That’s according to Stanford University research that was supported by Brookdale Senior Living (NYSE: BKD), one of […]

CEOs: Home Health Must ‘Take Control’ To Get Paid Properly

Home health and other post-acute providers must work toward getting paid commensurately for the value that they are providing to the health care system, some of the most prominent leaders in the industry believe—including Benjamin Breier, CEO of Kindred Healthcare (NYSE: KND), the largest home health provider in the nation. Changes enacted under the Affordable […]