Salmon Health Begins Transferring Residents to Create Dedicated COVID-19 Skilled Nursing Facility

The office of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday announced several initiatives to combat the COVID-19 crisis in the Bay State — one of which includes setting up skilled nursing facilities dedicated to caring for patients who have the disease. The first of these facilities, Beaumont Rehabilitation and Skilled Nursing Center in Worcester, Mass., operated […]

After Record Rosewood Default, HUD Tightens the Screws on Skilled Nursing Financing

Nursing home operators that have relied on government-backed financing for acquisitions and renovations can begin measuring time in two distinct eras: pre-Rosewood and post-Rosewood. The record-setting default on the Rosewood Care Centers portfolio, publicized in the New York Times, has prompted the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to take a harder line on […]

Monticello Lands $32M Refinance on Single SNF; Greystone’s $62M Skilled Nursing Portfolio Deal

MONTICELLOAM, LLC and its affiliates this week announced the completion of a $32 million refinance for a 177-bed skilled nursing facility in Maryland. The New York City-based private real estate lender and asset manager, collectively known as Monticello, also provided a $2 million working capital loan through its asset-based lending arm, Monticello Commercial Capital, LLC. […]

To Turn the Page on Tragedy Under Previous Operator, Philosophy Care Focuses on Transparency, Track Record

Turning around a struggling nursing home is no easy task, and that task becomes more challenging when the skilled nursing facility’s struggles played out in national headlines. But for Philosophy Care Group, the challenges of taking over a troubled facility were mitigated by the presence of a strong staff — and by the knowledge that […]

Blueprint Pulls Off Seven-SNF Sale in Alabama; Tryko Grows Portfolio in Philadelphia

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors late last week announced the successful sale of a seven-building skilled nursing portfolio across Alabama. The Chicago-based brokerage didn’t name the buyer or seller, though Blueprint did indicate that the portfolio went to a long-term care provider with an existing footprint in the state. The new operators plan to capitalize […]

Sabra Installs Ignite as Operator of Three Oklahoma Skilled Nursing Facilities

Ignite Medical Resorts, an Illinois-based operator of post-acute care facilities, continued its expansion push this week in a new partnership with Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA). Ignite formally took over management of three Sabra-owned properties in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville, and Norman, Okla. on New Year’s Day, the provider announced Thursday. The previous operator, Vision […]

Skilled Nursing News’ Hidden Gems of 2019

For the skilled nursing profession, 2019 will be synonymous with the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), and the top stories of the year reflect the importance of this shift. But PDPM is one of many moving parts in the skilled nursing world, and operators, landlords, and regulators alike made splashes in ways that had nothing to […]

Inside Innovative Health’s $80 Million Skilled Nursing Construction Push

Despite a general lack of new construction in the skilled nursing space, one owner/operator stands out for building three brand-new skilled nursing facilities in the Chicagoland area. And when many companies are paring down staff and consolidating, Brad Haber, principal owner and operator at Innovative Health, LLC, is midway through spearheading three SNF construction projects […]

Vacant Skilled Nursing Facility Changes Hands in Ohio; Banking on Hospital Referrals in NH

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate arranged the sale of a vacant 150-bed skilled nursing facility in Southeast Ohio. The Chicago-based brokerage worked with a real estate investment trust (REIT) owner and its national skilled operator tenant, which was looking to exit the state. The property was designated a Special Focus Facility, the federal government’s list of […]

Despite Headwinds, Skilled Nursing Renovations and Construction Plow Ahead in Certain Markets

Among properties in the senior housing and care space, skilled nursing facilities tend to be the oldest, with new construction largely constrained to higher-end rehab facilities — sometimes called “medical resorts.” While rehab continues to drive new development in the nursing home space, Skilled Nursing News found a variety of unique projects across the country, […]

Berkadia’s $76.8M Skilled Nursing Portfolio Deal; Wingate Hands Off Three to Vero

Berkadia announced its involvement in a $76.8 million portfolio deal that saw a nursing facility operator take ownership of nine buildings it had leased since 2004. The New York City-based lender’s Seniors Housing & Healthcare Group extended the financing for an affiliate of an unnamed Tennessee-based owner-operator of skilled nursing facilities. The nine properties — […]

HUD Boosts Focus on Star Ratings, Care for Skilled Nursing Loans — Though Demand Remains Strong

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) lending program for skilled nursing facilities grabbed some negative headlines earlier this year, but a key financial player in the space says that demand for the products remains strong — though the government has placed increasing focus on star ratings and care quality when underwriting deals. “The […]

Omega CEO Pickett: Medicaid-Focused Model Can Work in Skilled Nursing

With capital chasing upside and new development dominated by high-end “medical resorts,” the availability of long-term care beds has emerged as a big-picture issue for the skilled nursing industry. While it may not be a nationwide problem just yet, certain markets — from Wisconsin to California — have begun to show the early signs of […]

Formation Focuses on Strategic Skilled Nursing Sales as Capital Continues to Drive Demand, Prices

Formation Capital remains a heavyweight in the private investment space for senior housing and care, but its CEO says that its skilled nursing tastes have become more opportunistic as capital continues to aggressively chase available properties. The Atlanta-based Formation this past spring sold off a 12-property skilled nursing portfolio in Virginia and Pennsylvania, and CEO […]

Symphony Post Acute Expands into Michigan with Caretel Acquisitions; County SNF Hits Market for $19M

Symphony Post Acute Network expanded its footprint into the Michigan market this week with the acquisition of Caretel Inns of Brighton and Caretel Inns of Lakeland, a pair of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Located in Brighton and St. Joseph, Mich., respectively, the facilities blend high-end post-acute care with assisted living units, according to […]

Inside One Hospital System’s Decision to Partner with Skilled Nursing Instead of Going It Alone

Officials at the University of Kansas Health System recently found themselves facing a familiar issue for hospital groups: To bolster their post-acute presence, and reduce costly readmissions, should they partner with an external operator or do it themselves? Each option comes with its own pros and cons. Some major health systems have gone all in […]

$169M Skilled Nursing Portfolio Deal in N.J.; Legacy Grows with a Pair of SNFs in Chicagoland

Peace Capital and its affiliated operator Complete Care Management acquired a 930-bed senior living and skilled nursing portfolio in the Ocean County, N.J. area in a $169 million deal. The transaction was financed by a $26 million mezzanine loan from the New York City-based private equity firm Northwind Group, and a $131 million senior financing […]

Capital Funding Backs Portopiccolo’s $36.9M Pickup; $2.5M Nursing Home Property Sells for $250K

Capital Funding, LLC last week announced its involvement in a $36.9 million deal that saw The Portopiccolo Group pick up a pair of skilled nursing facilities in Virginia and Maryland. The transaction covered the Iliff Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a 130-bed facility serving both pediatric and geriatric residents in Dunn Loring, Va., and the Fox […]

How Avenue Development Built Two High-End Skilled Nursing Facilities — From Research to a $38M Deal

When LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) announced a $38 million deal to buy a pair of high-end transitional rehab facilities in Missouri, it marked the end of a multi-year planning process that saw a skilled nursing developer try to plug holes in the area’s health care system. The transaction covered a completed skilled nursing facility in […]

LTC Properties Inks $38M Deal for Two Ignite Transitional Skilled Nursing Facilities

LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) on Friday announced a $38 million pair of transactions that will see the real estate investment trust (REIT) strike up a new relationship with transitional-care operator Ignite Medical Resorts. The two separate agreements consist of a $19.5 million deal to purchase a recently constructed 90-bed skilled nursing facility in the Kansas […]