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Shorter Stays Bring Rewards Under PDPM — But Only to a Point

Skilled nursing providers might be able to reap financial gains under the new Medicare payment model taking effect in October of this year if they can cut their average patient length of stay (LOS). But the gains will only hold until a certain point, and providers that already have shorter LOS —- such as short-term […]

HHC’s $81M Refinance for Legacy, Cascade; Multiple Bids on 100-Bed SNF in OK

Housing & Healthcare Finance earlier this month pulled off an $81 million refinancing for Cascade Capital Group and its operating affiliate, Legacy Healthcare. The North Bethesda, Md.-based HHC Finance arranged the deal for a six-building portfolio in the greater Chicagoland area, refinancing the buildings through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 223(f) loan […]

Private Equity Firm Northwind Announces New SNF Lending Platform as Part of $1B Goal

Northwind Group, a private equity firm based in New York, last week announced a new health care lending platform for providing debt and preferred equity capital to seniors housing and skilled nursing real estate owners and operators. The offerings will include first mortgage-secured loans for acquisitions, refinancings, and other bridge needs for two- to five-year […]

Summit REIT Acquires 14 Facilities in $125M Deal; Good Sam Divests Three SNFs in Wisconsin

Summit Healthcare REIT, Inc. acquired an interest in 14 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in Indiana for $125 million, with plans to lease them back to the seller on a triple-net basis. The acquisition, announced Wednesday, was made through a newly formed joint venture among a wholly-owned subsidiary of Summit, a real estate holding […]

Despite Industry Pressures, White Oak Launches $500M REIT for Skilled Nursing, Senior Housing

Despite persistent industry headwinds, an investment firm with a strong skilled nursing footprint is expanding its reach in the space. White Oak Healthcare Finance on Tuesday announced the launch of a real estate investment trust (REIT) vehicle for investing up to $500 million in initial acquisitions in senior housing and skilled nursing properties, primarily focusing […]

$150M Center for Inmates in Illinois; SNF-to-Detox Conversion in Connecticut

The Illinois Department of Corrections is building a $150 million mental health and general medicine treatment center in Joliet, Ill., to provide care for incarcerated patients who have mental illnesses or require long-term skilled nursing care. WSPY FM 107.1 reported the news. The 200-bed facility will provide services to both male and female patients and […]

Baby Boomers May Prefer Residential Care Over Home Health: Survey

A new survey of older Baby Boomers goes against some of the common perceptions about what adults in the 60-to-72 age bracket want as they get older — and depending on their circumstances, that could include skilled nursing care. The survey was conducted by LeadingAge, a group which represents non-profit senior living providers, in conjunction […]

Avoiding Million-Dollar Medicaid Eligibility Mistakes in Nursing Facilities

Skilled nursing operators can’t control day-to-day Medicaid rates in their states, but they do have a broad toolbox that can help them avoid eligibility errors and oversights that can cause millions in losses. In an era of constricted Medicaid reimbursements, frontline staff can still play a crucial role in maximizing dollars, sb2 Inc. CEO and […]

HHC Finance Looks to Build on $1B Year of SNF Lending Despite Shutdown Backlog

Housing & Healthcare Finance rode strong demand for bridge financing to a record-setting 2018 for its skilled nursing and assisted living lending practice, and while the government shutdown may lead to a 2019 slowdown, the company’s chief investment officer still sees strong demand ahead. The North Bethesda, Md.-based HHC Finance clocked more than $1 billion […]

$10.5M for New Rehab Construction in Arizona; Nebraska SNF Survives Receivership

The Washington, D.C.-based Love Funding secured a $10.5 million loan for the development of a new 41-bed transitional rehab facility in Yuma, Ariz. The planned 32,000-square-foot facility will include high-end amenities, with 41 private suites targeted exclusively at Medicare and managed care residents. Love Funding, a subsidiary of Midland States Bank, originated the loan through […]

Greystone Courts Investors in India for New Skilled Nursing Development in FL

Investment in skilled nursing facilities has remained steady despite industry pressures, and one leading operational and investment firm has begun to look abroad for cash as it looks to expand. Greystone & Co., Inc. is pitching potential investors in India on a 180-bed skilled nursing development in the Orlando area under the federal government’s EB-5 […]

Hager: Shift from SNFs to Home Has Run Course, Therapy Costs to Drop 10% to 15% Under PDPM

Large-scale efforts to shift post-acute residents from skilled nursing facilities to the home health space have largely “run their course,” Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) CEO George Hager said Tuesday, while also predicting serious cost savings under the new Medicare payment model. Though industry leaders have long worried about payers’ growing preference for the lower-cost home […]

Invesque CEO White on Why It’s ‘Dangerous’ to Worry About Year-to-Year Changes in SNF Space

As real estate investment firm Invesque Inc. (TSX: IVQ.U) continues its diversification plan after a 2016 separation from skilled nursing operator Mainstreet, its CEO insists that the future for the SNF space remains bright. In fact, Scott White’s Invesque — known as Mainstreet Health Investments until late 2017 — continues to own buildings developed by its […]

Nurses May Need to Shoulder Documentation Burdens Under PDPM

Once the new Medicare payment model takes effect, frontline nurses may prove vital to securing the proper reimbursements for skilled nursing services. The Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will place increasing pressure on nursing facilities to justify each resident’s need for Medicare-reimbursed skilled care, Zimmet Healthcare Services Group president Marc Zimmet said during a recent industry […]

North Shore CEO: Amid SNF Changes, Regional Operators Poised for Future Success

North Shore Healthcare’s recent acquisition of a 72-bed skilled nursing facility in Ashland, Wis., presented an opportunity for the provider to expand its existing services in the town — and fit with the company’s ethos of growth. Specifically, the Glendale, Wis.-based operator isn’t looking to grow “for growth’s sake,” but it will look for opportunities in […]

SLIB Closes $12M, Two-SNF Deal; Elderwood Acquires Vermont Nursing Home

Senior Living Investment Brokerage facilitated the $12.1 million sale of two SNFs, one in Tennessee and one in Kentucky. The buyer was a real estate investment firm in the Northeast making its first long-term care facility acquisition; the seller was an independent owner-operator looking to exit the long-term care industry. The buyer also partnered with […]

One ACO’s ‘Preferred’ Skilled Nursing Providers Actually Performed Worse Than Average

Accountable care organizations (ACOs) have reaped savings by heavily managing post-acute care length of stays and being selective about the skilled nursing facilities they work with. But one Pennsylvania ACO dug into its own data and found that its preferred network of SNFs actually performed worse than other facilities on a series of key metrics, […]