Leaders Least Optimistic About Standalone Skilled Nursing Assets in 2019

A survey of industry leaders from around the country revealed the least optimism for standalone skilled nursing assets in 2019. When asked about the perceived economic viability of solo SNF properties over the coming year, a plurality of respondents to Lancaster Pollard’s 2019 Seniors Housing & Care Survey — or 36% — said the outlook […]

Why Short-Term Rehab Alone Might Not Sustain Skilled Nursing

A consulting firm that offers services across the health care spectrum sees opportunity for growth in skilled nursing, though the leader of its SNF practice believes that the industry must expand beyond short-term rehab to survive. The Wayne, Penn.-based McBee plans to look at both hires and potential acquisitions as it tries to bolster its […]

$37.8M Financing for Two SNFs in New Jersey; Lancaster Pollard Lands Multiple Loans

Lancaster Pollard Mortgage Company helped provide financings for skilled nursing facilities in Michigan and South Carolina, while also landing a $42 million Fannie Mae refinance for a continuing care retirement community (CCRC). In Michigan, Lancaster Pollard assisted Riverview Health with the refinance of two of its communities in Detroit. Lancaster Pollard obtained two loans through […]

CareTrust Touts $300M Skilled Nursing Pipeline for 2019

CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) turned in solid earnings results for the fourth quarter of 2018, with a sizable pipeline of skilled nursing assets coming in 2019. The real estate investment trust’s quarterly revenue of $40.4 million beat analyst estimates by about $270,000, and represented an increase of around 10% from the previous year. Still, chief […]

Former Mainstreet Executive Takes Over Four Rapid Recovery Centers in Texas

The operations of four rehab-focused skilled nursing facilities developed by Mainstreet have been sold to a former company executive and his newly formed operating firm, Skilled Nursing News has learned. Led by Mark Fritz, who helped create the “Rapid Recovery Center” model for the Carmel, Ind.-based senior care developer, Bridgemoor now operates the quartet of […]

Bain-Backed HealthDrive to Buy New England Geriatrics in SNF Mental Health Push

Fresh off its acquisition by an offshoot of Bain Capital, skilled nursing medical services provider HealthDrive made a move of its own on Wednesday by entering the senior mental health space. The Wellesley, Mass.-based HealthDrive, which provides a variety of specialty medical offerings to skilled nursing operators, announced an agreement to purchase New England Geriatrics […]

CareTrust’s $43.9M Deal in California; Invesque’s $70M Portfolio Sale in Georgia

CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) this week announced the $49.3 million acquisition of four skilled nursing facilities in California operated by Covenant Care, Inc. The 503-bed portfolio comes to the San Clemente, Calif.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) through a sale-leaseback arrangement, with initial annual cash lease payments of $4 million and a 15-year term. The […]

Welltower Gains Confidence in Post-Acute as Industry Fundamentals Improve

Executives at Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) are becoming more confident in the post-acute business, noting that skilled nursing acquisition prices have increased. In fact, in the past 12 months, the company has gone from being “an opportunistic buyer to opportunistic seller,” at least when it comes to skilled nursing, Welltower chief investment officer Shankh Mitra […]

HUD Lending Backlog in Skilled Nursing Could Last Four Months

Even though the federal government shutdown lasted 35 days, the effect on the skilled nursing financing landscape could last well into the spring and summer as officials work through the sizable backlog. The Department of Housing and Urban Development was unable to endorse loans during the partial government work stoppage that lasted from December into […]

Daybreak Rent Deferrals Hit Omega’s Bottom Line in Fourth Quarter

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) once again ran into problems with skilled nursing tenant Daybreak Venture in the fourth quarter of 2018, with the Denton, Texas-based operator underpaying about $4 million in rent. The Hunt Valley, Md.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) reported fourth-quarter net income of $64.9 million, or $0.31 per common share, compared […]

Questions Remain About Pennsylvania’s Vetting of Skyline Healthcare

Questions are swirling about Pennsylvania’s approval process for nursing home owners after Wood Ridge, N.J.-based Skyline Healthcare collapsed less than a year after the state Department of Health signed off on the company. That’s according to a deep dive from The Reading Eagle, published on Sunday. Four years before Joseph Schwartz, the owner of the […]

Genesis’s Hager: Traditional Skilled Nursing-REIT Structure a ‘Failure’

The traditional relationships between skilled nursing facilities and their real estate investment trust (REIT) partners have come under increasing scrutiny amid high-profile restructuring efforts and bankruptcies — and the leader of one of the nation’s largest care providers said Monday that the existing models just don’t work. “I would argue that the traditional REIT structure […]

Dwight Capital’s $13M Bridge Loan in Ohio; Marquis & Tryko Expand in Maryland

Tryko Partners on Friday announced the acquisition of Collingswood Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Rockville, Md. The Brick, N.J.-based private equity firm installed its health care affiliate, Marquis Health Services, as the new operator, with plans for $4.5 million in capital improvements and new programming at the site. The 160-bed […]

Landlords Voluntarily Took Back Seat in Welcov Bankruptcy

To facilitate the transfer of Welcov Healthcare’s 22 skilled nursing facilities to new operators, the provider’s landlords agreed to take a back seat to vendors in the repayment line, with the goal of resolving an unusual bankruptcy proceeding. That’s according to court documents and a recorded hearing, which detail the transfer of operations and the […]

New York Investor Picks Up Pair in Baltimore; SLIB’s $13M SNF Sale in Nevada

A New York-based owner, operator, and investor picked up a pair of nursing homes in Maryland with the help of Healthcare Transactions Group. The Brinton Woods Post Acute Center and the Brinton Woods Health & Rehab Center at Arlington West were sold February 1, according to an announcement from Healthcare Transactions Group, a Reisterstown, Md.-based […]

Ensign Group Takes Victory Lap After Record Quarter for Earnings

Executives at skilled nursing operator The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) on Thursday touted record earnings numbers and continued to insist that the post-acute and long-term care space isn’t as difficult as the headlines and headwinds may make it seem. The Mission Viejo, Calif.-based firm set company records for adjusted earnings per share and diluted earnings […]

Four Atrium Skilled Nursing Facilities in Receivership Close in Wisconsin

Four skilled nursing facilities formerly operated by Atrium Health and Senior Living have closed. The four properties have been under the receivership of Michael Polsky since September, when a court approved the transfer of 33 SNFs and assisted living properties amid financial issues. “Our main focus at this time is to stabilize the company and […]

CareTrust Buys Campus for $9M; New Owner on Deck for SNF in Receivership

CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) on Tuesday announced the $9 million acquisition of the Oakview skilled nursing and supportive living campus in Mt. Carmel, Ill. The community features 90 skilled nursing beds and 38 supportive living facility beds, according to a deal announcement from the San Clemente, Calif.-based real estate investment trust (REIT). CareTrust will install […]

KeyBank: Genesis, Next Healthcare Capital Paid $204M for 15 Welltower SNFs

One day after Genesis Healthcare (NYSE: GEN) announced a joint venture to acquire 15 skilled nursing facilities from its landlord, the main lender in the deal put a price tag on the transaction: $204 million. KeyBank underwrote and closed a $142.1 million loan to help Genesis and its deal partner, the New York City-based Next […]

Skilled Nursing Operator Welcov Folds, Transfers 22 Properties

More than 20 skilled nursing facilities operated by Welcov Healthcare are now under the control of new operators, court documents filed Monday show. The chain reached an agreement to formally transfer oversight of 22 SNFs in Minnesota, Wyoming, Iowa, and South Dakota to new operators. Lighthouse Management Group, Inc., a Brighton, Minn.-based consulting firm that […]