Transfer of Former Skyline Properties Faces Opposition from Lender

Several former Skyline Healthcare properties in South Dakota could soon be transferred from a court-appointed receiver to a new permanent operator, but one lender involved in the case is arguing that it won’t get paid if the deal happens. The Aberdeen News first reported the news late last week. Skyline fell apart financially in South […]

Skilled Nursing Property Sells for $21M; $80M SNF Breaks Ground in Wisconsin

A New Jersey group purchased the property associated with the Winston-Salem Nursing and Rehabilitation facility for $21 million, the Winston-Salem Journal reported. The property, located in Winston-Salem, N.C., was purchased by Winston-Salem One Propco LLC, an affiliate of Ultra Care Management LLC of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., the publication reported, citing a filing with the Forsyth […]

Florida’s New Medicaid Math Creates Nursing Home Winners, Losers

Florida’s new Medicaid prospective payment system for nursing homes, which took effect in October of last year, has created winners and losers among properties across the state, according to a new analysis by the USA Today Network — Florida. The PPS is designed to incentivize and reward skilled nursing facilities that make improvements in care […]

Skilled Nursing Remains at Bottom of Investor Wishlists Despite Occupancy Gains

Freestanding nursing facilities still rank low on investor wishlists, even though the sector saw an uptick in occupancy late last year, according to a new survey of senior housing investors from the professional services firm JLL (NYSE: JLL). Though 41% of survey respondents — which included lenders, operators and consultants, among other transactions professionals — […]

‘All Systems Are Go’ at CMS for PDPM, But Not All Providers Are Ready

The new Medicare reimbursement model for skilled nursing facilities remains on track for implementation this fall, but not everyone is ready — and operators need to look to the big-picture shifts in value-based care for inspiration as the clock keeps ticking. That’s according to a recent webinar from the Minneapolis-based consulting firm Health Dimensions Group […]

Henry Ford Wants Partnership, Not Perfection, from Preferred SNFs

Skilled nursing facilities are being pushed by both the health care system at large — and, more directly, their referring hospital partners — to improve outcomes and lower readmissions, while also saving money. To accomplish those aims, it’s essential for SNFs and hospitals alike to have a handle on their data — but that process isn’t […]

Ciena Looks to Build on Bundled Payment Success with Medicare Advantage

As the health care system continues to push skilled nursing providers in the direction of risk, the Ciena Group has relied on lessons learned from bundled payments as it looks at entering the world of Medicare Advantage. The fact that skilled nursing could not initiate episodes under the newest bundled payments model “pulled the rug […]

SunTrust Provides $29.7M Skilled Nursing Financing in Florida; $35M SNF Breaks Ground in Idaho

SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE: STI) served as senior debt lender for a $29.7 million financing for the construction of a new skilled nursing facility in Florida, CityBizList reported. The 180-bed facility is being built in Apopka, Florida, by Greystone Healthcare Management; construction started in April of this year and is expected to finish in early […]

Providers Turn to Behavioral Health to Boost Sagging Skilled Nursing Revenue

Depending on the state they’re in, skilled nursing facilities could jolt flagging finances by adding a behavioral health component to their lineup of services. But they have to proceed carefully. Such services can bolster reimbursement significantly, while also creating additional pressure on hiring, staffing, and programming, according to providers presenting at the LTC 100 conference […]

Omega: Increase in Medicaid Days Shows Demographic Wave’s Early Effects

Executives at Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) on Wednesday expressed optimism about the skilled nursing industry in the long term — and even believe that there’s some near-term upside amid payment increases from the federal government and new models of reimbursement on the horizon. In addition, leaders at the real estate investment trust (REIT) even […]

ProMedica CEO, ManorCare President Reveal Details of $70M Capital Plan

Less than a year has passed since the ink dried on health system ProMedica’s acquisition of skilled nursing operator HCR ManorCare, but the deal has already brought $70 million into its capital-starved post-acute operations this year — with more cash influxes where that came from. That level of reinvestment, which ManorCare plans to repeat each […]

Diversicare Looks to Texas Medicaid Boosts, Expense Cuts to Combat Losses

In an effort to turn around a string of shaky quarterly financial results and get back in the Nasdaq’s good graces, skilled nursing operator Diversicare (Nasdaq: DVCR) has its sights set on expense-structure changes and supplemental payment programs in Texas. The Brentwood, Tenn.-based operator recorded a net loss from continuing operations of $3.3 million, or […]

CareTrust Buys $10M SNF in Texas; Rehab Hospital Breaks Ground in Arizona

CareTrust REIT Inc. (Nasdaq: CTRE) acquired the 118-bed Lakewest Rehabilitation & Skilled Care skilled nursing facility in Dallas, for an initial investment of $10 million, inclusive of transaction costs. The San Clemente, Calif.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) leased the property to Texas SNF operator Next Gen P, LLC, with initial annual cash rent set […]

Ensign Stays Buying Course With Acquisitions in California and Arizona

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) acquired four skilled nursing facilities in California and two post-acute retirement campuses that include skilled nursing units in Arizona, the provider announced Thursday. The move continues Ensign’s active push for expansion, which the company touched on in its fourth-quarter earnings call. Ensign has seen strong growth from its opportunistic acquisitions, […]

Generations Healthcare CEO: Why We Built New SNFs in California, Nevada

Generations Healthcare recently broke ground on a new skilled nursing facility in Temecula, Calif., one that will include 116 skilled nursing and rehab beds and 64 memory care and dementia-focused beds. That bed ratio in some ways reflects where Generations president and CEO Thomas Olds, Jr. sees the skilled nursing world going: toward sicker patients […]