Moody’s: PDPM Has Potential to Stabilize Rents for Skilled Nursing REITs

Skilled nursing facilities will become more financially stable under the new system for Medicare reimbursement – which is a good sign for their landlords, according to Moody’s. Specifically, the stabilized cash flows under the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) are set to improve real estate investment trusts’ (REIT) credit standing, allowing more investments in this sector, […]

With a ‘Shrink to Grow’ Plan Complete, a Strengthened Consulate Eyes Skilled Nursing Expansion

Stabilizing and turning around a single skilled nursing facility can take up considerable time and resources for any one provider. Turning around an operating company with more than 200 buildings and a multitude of internal systems takes even longer. Consulate Health Care needed multiple years. Chris Bryson who joined the Maitland, Fla.-based operator in September […]

CareTrust to Sell 6 Michigan SNFs for $37M After Operator Stops Paying Rent

CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) on Friday announced a pending $37 million deal to sell six skilled nursing facilities in Michigan after the associated operator indicated its intention to leave the buildings — and also stop paying rent during the transition. The San Clemente, Calif.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) discovered this past quarter that Metron […]

Why Signature Believes 18 Months of PDPM Prep Will Pay Off

The first round of earnings calls these past two weeks revealed few firm outcomes related to the new Medicare payment model for nursing homes, but one provider was identified as potentially ahead of the curve: Signature HealthCARE. Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) chief investment officer Robert Stephenson on Wednesday praised Signature, one of its tenants, […]

PDPM Therapy Changes, Staff Reductions to Bring Genesis $30M in Annual Savings

Prior to the advent of the new Medicare payment model for skilled nursing facilities, Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) CEO George Hager predicted that his company would see expense reductions of 12% — primarily through an increased emphasis on group and concurrent services. So far, at least according to Hager, the company has come through on […]

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 […]

Omega Looks to Cut Daybreak Skilled Nursing Exposure After Performance ‘Deteriorated Further’

Despite showing long-term optimism about Daybreak Venture, executives at Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) on Wednesday revealed an ongoing plan to replace the struggling skilled nursing operator at many of its facilities in Texas. The two parties have mutually agreed to work toward a deal that would “selectively downsize” Daybreak’s footprint across the Lone Star […]

Omega Closes $735M Skilled Nursing Deal, Confirms Consulate as Primary Operator

Omega Healthcare Investors (NYSE: OHI) on Tuesday announced the formal completion of a $735 million deal to acquire 58 skilled nursing facilities — with Consulate Health Care confirmed the primary operator involved in the transaction. First announced back in August, the deal closed on October 31, and saw the real estate investment trust (REIT) acquire […]

Some States Skeptical of I-SNPs as Long-Term Solutions for Nursing Home Coverage

Special Medicare Advantage plans for long-term nursing home residents have emerged as a significant growth opportunity for operators in the space, but state governments around the country may not necessarily be on board. In fact, states may see Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs) as directly in opposition to their goal of shifting residents away from […]

Ensign Picks Up Six More Skilled Nursing Facilities as Rapid Growth Continues

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) this week delivered on a promise to continue its rapid expansion, announcing the acquisition of six more skilled nursing properties — to bring its total portfolio to 208. The first set of properties includes three buildings in San Antonio, Texas: Hunters Pond Rehabilitation and Healthcare, a skilled nursing facility with […]

Why a Small Operator Took a Chance on Seven Former Dycora Nursing Homes in Receivership

Formed only last year, a small skilled nursing operator with a presence in the South recently made a significant push into Wisconsin, taking over seven properties out of receivership. When Bedrock Healthcare LLC, founded in part by former nursing home administrator Kenny Nichols, assumed operations of the facilities early last month, the move substantially expanded […]

LTC Looks to Offload Preferred Care Assets, Senior Care Centers Prevails in Long Lease Fight

LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE: LTC) is still navigating the aftermath of bankruptcies with two of its skilled nursing operators — with plans to offload the assets operated by Preferred Care, and a potential end to the protracted Senior Care Centers fight on the horizon. The latter company, which declared bankruptcy in December of last year, […]

Ensign Reveals Stats Behind Skilled Nursing Turnaround Success, Plots Aggressive Growth for 2020

Despite spinning off a significant chunk of its business lines into a separate company this year, executives at The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) are confident that they can continue growing at the same rate as in the past. The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based skilled nursing operator again turned in strong quarterly earnings stats, with increased […]

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, […]

$28.3M Financing for Skilled Nursing Campus; Shuttered Former Genesis SNF to Reopen Under New Owners

Walker & Dunlop provided $28.3 million in bridge financing for the acquisition of the 194-bed Pleasant Bay Campus in Brewster, Mass., which features skilled nursing and assisted living services The campus, operated by Point Group Care, includes the 59-bed assisted living facility The Woodlands at Pleasant Bay and the 135-bed Pleasant Bay Nursing and Rehabilitation […]