NHI Execs: Deal Volume in Nursing Home Sector Hopeful Sign, REIT Poised for Capital Deployment

National Health Investors Inc. (NYSE: NHI), much like other real estate investment trusts (REITs), is looking at deals across the continuum of skilled nursing and senior housing and looking into different ways to invest, including through joint ventures, executives said. “We’re hopeful that we’re seeing the tip of the iceberg,” said NHI Chief Investment Officer […]

Skilled Nursing Garners Less Interest Among Investors Between 2022 and 2023

Investors appear to be less interested in the skilled nursing space, while other post-acute care settings like assisted living and independent living are increasingly sought after. Investors looking for SNF deals dropped drastically year-over-year in the last quarter of 2023, according to a seniors housing and care survey released by commercial real estate and investment […]

American Healthcare REIT Raises $672M in IPO, On Low End

American Healthcare REIT fell short of its targeted initial public offering (IPO) amount, raising $672 million. The Irvine, California-based real estate investment trust was aiming to raise up to $840 million. Shares were sold at the bottom of a marketed range, adding to a run of modest performances as more companies moved ahead with new […]

PwC: Cautious Optimism, Apprehension To Follow Nursing Home Dealmaking into 2024

Dealmaking in 2024 comes with cautious optimism and some apprehension from industry leaders in health care, including those in the nursing home space, as deal volume continues to be buffeted by macroeconomic headwinds.  In line with the skilled nursing space, overall health services deal volumes through Nov. 15 have declined 13% compared to 2022 levels, […]

Welltower’s Acquisition Pace Adds $2B to the Pot, With $600M Earmarked for Nursing Homes

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) continues to ramp up acquisitions to increase bottom line growth, including investment in skilled nursing facilities, with about $600 million earmarked for SNF deals in the upcoming financial quarters. The Ohio-based real estate investment trust (REIT) recently announced $2 billion in potential deals tied to the launch of an equity offering, […]

Nursing Home Construction Dwindles As Operators Downsize – But a Lack of Medicaid Beds is Most Concerning

As nursing home operators continue to decry staffing shortages as a contributor to access issues for residents, new construction of facilities to meet demand appear to be lagging as well. New construction has become especially difficult for operators trying to add Medicaid beds for low income residents, given notoriously low reimbursement rates – which are […]

The Future Nursing Home Is Community-Centric and Embraces AI, While Rejecting Institutional Living Spaces

As the nursing home space faces a crossroads, with the pandemic exposing many flaws in the long-term care system and exacerbating existing workforce and funding constraints, leaders are calling for a reimagined skilled nursing facility.  Notably, SNF executives are placing greater importance on community, along with customized, coordinated and person-centered care for more ideal – […]

Building an Edge: SNF Operators Innovate Through Establishing Specialty Services, Public-Private Partnerships

Against the backdrop of economic and staffing challenges still facing the nursing home sector, operators are seeking business innovations that are community-centered and that expand their health care offerings through unique public-private partnerships and financial arrangements. The innovations include transition into a nonprofit model, creative ways to use state and federal dollars, and addition of […]

Walker & Dunlop Arranges $30.9M SNF Refinance; North Shore Manor Proposes 5-Yr Reorganization Plan

North Shore Manor Inc. in Loveland, Colo. is awaiting approval for a proposed five-year repayment and reorganization Chap. 11 bankruptcy plan submitted to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Denver. Majority stakeholders of the 120-bed nursing home said they could repay the majority of obligations and shore up operations over five years, according to a report […]

Trilogy to ‘Reintegrate’ Ancillary Services Company Synchrony, Bufford Steps Back from CEO Role

Trilogy Health Services is bringing ancillary services provider Synchrony back in house, with Synchrony CEO and Trilogy Founder Randall Bufford stepping back from his leadership role. According to an announcement published Tuesday, Synchrony is joining Trilogy as a business unit rather than remaining a separate company subsidiary. Bufford is dropping his CEO role but will […]

Evolving Nursing Home Business Model Sees Rise of Third-Party Docs, Therapists, Back Office Staff

As rising acuity and reimbursement challenges stymy nursing home workforce growth, third party contracts have been increasingly responsible for providing daily services. Whether its providing resident-facing clinical work, including use of third party doctors, supplying medical equipment or rendering back office services that focus more on ensuring proper documentation for reimbursement, third parties are increasingly […]

SALMON COO Talks Grassroots Staffing Initiatives, His Shift from Police Academy, Start as a CNA

With an ever increasing aging population that is sicker with higher acuities, COO Shawn Neville of SALMON Health and Retirement says capturing an accurate financial picture is a challenge for nursing homes – and an additional reason why so many are closing down.  Neville was named to his current position at the family-owned and Massachusetts-based […]

564-Bed, 7 SNF Portfolio Sells in Texas to Regional Owner-Operator

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors announced that it brokered the sale of a Texas-owned and operated portfolio of seven skilled nursing facilities with 564 beds to a seller in the Lone Star state, despite an “ever-changing and difficult capital market environment.” The SNF portfolio is geographically clustered in Central and East Texas and has an […]

SNF Provider Accolade Steps Up Staff Recruitment with ‘Rewarding’ Video Campaign

Accolade Healthcare, a skilled nursing provider based in Illinois, launched a video campaign to help with recruitment, which has been running for over a year and has made a positive workforce impact — and awards for the organization.  Launched in 2017 Accolade Healthcare provides care in six skilled nursing facilities across central Illinois, where its […]

Greystone Monticello Quickly Closes $200M in Financing for SNF Portfolio Even As Borrowers Face Multiple Headwinds

Greystone Monticello on Monday announced the swift closing of $201.3 million in capital financing for a portfolio of New Jersey SNFs. The majority of financing – $191.3 million of it – was for a health care bridge loan, while $10 million was for a working capital facility on behalf of Peace Capital. Greystone, a private […]

Trilogy Adds First New State in 17 Years with ‘Big Undertaking’ in Wisconsin

Trilogy Health Services today announced plans to expand into Wisconsin starting with two facilities, bringing its roster of campuses to nearly 130 across five states. The newly acquired properties – Sun Prairie Senior Living and Waunakee Valley Senior Living – both offer post-acute health care services. Both also offer assisted living, and Waunakee has an […]

Cascadia Execs: Skilled Nursing’s Future Demands Better Operating Models, Not ‘1989’ Mindset

Last week, Cascadia Healthcare officially took over management of three facilities formerly operated by the Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, with the remaining six buildings in the transitioning portfolio scheduled to follow suit in April and May. The transition process is going smoothly, with each building presenting a “microcosm of opportunity,” Cascadia President and CEO […]

‘A Dream’: Strawberry Fields REIT Outgrows OTC to Begin Trading on NYSE

Real estate investment trust Strawberry Fields announced late Thursday that it would start trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) starting on Feb. 22 under the symbol STRW. The REIT has been trading on the over-the-counter marketplace (OTCQX) since September of last year. For Strawberry Fields CEO Moishe Gubin, the plan was always to […]