CCRC Sees New Skilled Rehab Unit as Selling Point When Pitching to Baby Boomers

Several continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) have been dropping or scaling back the skilled nursing care they provide, even though the full-service continuum of care forms a key selling point for their operators. There are numerous reasons. One is the role of government reimbursement in skilled nursing, as well as staffing issues — both were […]

Capital’s $12M Skilled Nursing Loan; Good Sam Sells Two in New Mexico

Capital Funding closed a $12.3 million refinance loan for a 105-bed skilled nursing facility in Baltimore through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 223(f) program. The borrowers will use the proceeds in part to pay off debt on two other properties in their portfolio of SNFs, according to the Baltimore-based Capital Funding. The […]

Blueprint’s Four-Building Play in Boston, Georgia; Ascentria Grows in Mass.

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors arranged the sale of four skilled nursing facilities with 400 beds on the East Coast, the Chicago-based brokerage announced last week. The four properties — three in greater Boston and one between Atlanta and Savannah, Ga. — had occupancy of 88% and annual revenues of $20 million at the time […]

Centers Sees Skilled Nursing Admissions Boost with ‘Concierge’ Conversions

A patient sent to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation usually comes from the hospital, but as the health care system changes, more and more patients will be making choices outside of the acute care setting. That includes decisions about rehab, and with that in mind, Centers Health Care recently launched a concierge rehab program […]

NHI Sees Rehab-Heavy Skilled Nursing Development as ‘Home Run’

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) has made multiple pushes into skilled nursing as the calendar shifted from 2018 to 2019, with a specific eye toward higher-end rehab — and new construction. Before announcing its $50.3 million pickup of a Massachusetts senior housing complex with 164 skilled nursing beds this week, the real estate investment trust […]

Plum Healthcare Eyes Higher-Acuity Residents with $22.5M Skilled Nursing Development

Building a new skilled nursing facility from the ground up poses some challenges in an industry with ultra-thin margins. But for Plum Healthcare Group in California, it’s an opportunity to address the needs of its current patients, in a way that an older building doesn’t allow. That’s especially true given that the average age of […]

Welltower’s DeRosa: Health Care Real Estate is the New Retail

While remaining relatively mum on the status of his company’s major skilled nursing play, Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) CEO Tom DeRosa this week presented a vision of the future in which health care assets replace retail as the cornerstone of real estate development. “For generations, we thought of anchors as retail — it’s retail that […]