Siena Lending Group Eyes Skilled Nursing Business with New Health Care Division

Siena Lending Group earlier this month launched a health care finance practice that its leaders say will have a significant focus on the skilled nursing industry. The asset-based lender established Siena Healthcare Finance to serve a variety of players in the space, including hospitals, home health agencies, hospice companies, and institutional pharmacies. But given the […]

Balancing Risks, Rewards of Targeting Higher-Acuity Residents in Skilled Nursing

Over recent years, as length of stay and reimbursement have declined in the skilled nursing space, one trend has risen steadily: the acuity of the patient population. It’s a trend that multiple executives in the skilled nursing field have observed, particularly as the industry prepares to pivot toward the new Patient-Driven Payment Model. But it’s […]

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 […]

Meridian’s $241M Portfolio Deal in the Northeast; Optalis Healthcare Adds Five SNFs in Michigan

Meridian Capital Group this week announced its involvement in a 19-building skilled nursing portfolio deal that saw the New York City-based finance and investment firm provide $241 million in acquisition financing. The portfolio has a total of 2,175 beds, with locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, and West Virginia. Meridian’s managing directors, Ari […]

Skilled Nursing Operators Shouldn’t Count on Investors to Share PDPM Optimism

With just two weeks to go before the new payment model for nursing homes takes effect, operators that have prepared for the changes could be expecting a significant boost in their Medicare reimbursements. But providers shouldn’t necessarily expect their investors to share in their optimism over the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM). Over the course of […]

Regional Health Properties Completes 4-SNF Sale for $28.5M; $60M Project Wraps in N.Y.

Regional Health Properties (NYSE: RHE) successfully completed the sale of four skilled nursing facilities in Alabama, Georgia, and Oklahoma for $28.5 million, Blueprint Health Care Real Estate Advisors announced last week. The deal, originally announced last month, initially consisted of three properties for $26.1 million; closing on the fourth property had been extended to late […]

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 […]

Citing ‘Crushing Rent Burden,’ Skilled Nursing Operator Absolut Care Files for Bankruptcy

Skilled nursing provider Absolut Care — and some of its subsidiaries — filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on September 10 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of New York. The East Aurora, N.Y.-based company operates six SNFs and one assisted living facility in the Empire State, with approximately 975 employees, according to […]

Why Skilled Nursing Operators Can’t Bank on ‘Silver Tsunami’ — or One Good Month Under PDPM — for Relief

As the post-acute and long-term health care industry struggles through shortened lengths of stay and compressed reimbursements, an oasis has lingered just beyond the horizon: the so-called silver tsunami. If operators can wait out the current downturn, the thinking goes, the glut of baby boomers turning 80 and older over the coming years will be […]

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 […]

Diversicare Completes Kentucky Exit with 10-Building Transfer

Diversicare Healthcare Services (OTCQX: DVCR) this week announced the successful completion of a 10-building transfer that saw the skilled nursing operator exit the Kentucky market entirely. The handoff was completed on August 30, according to a release from the Brentwood, Tenn.-based provider. Diversicare had previously announced its intention to leave the Bluegrass State back in […]

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 […]