Secrets to Success at the Top SNF in the Country for Rehospitalization Rate

A privately operated skilled nursing facility for veterans in Utah ranked number one in the country* for rehospitalization rates — a feat its administrator ascribes to both smart staffing and a prime location. The Southern Utah Veterans Home tied for the number-one spot in a recent ranking of all 15,421 nursing homes in the United […]

Arizona Skilled Nursing Facility with Behavioral Health Focus Sells for $15M

The 211-bed Avalon Southwest Health & Rehabilitation in Tuscon, Ariz., was recently sold for $15 million, or $71,000 per bed. The SNF was owned by a group of investors in San Francisco, who leased it to Avalon Health Care. These investors sold the facility to a Chicago-based owner-operator with roughly half a dozen facilities in Missouri […]

Traditional Lenders Take ‘Selective’ Approach to Skilled Nursing

Headwinds are ripping the skilled nursing industry from the ground up, and financing is no exception, according to a debt financing panel at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Spring Investment Forum in Dallas. “We are being selective in our approach to skilled nursing and there’s no two ways about it,”  Jeff […]

Sabra CEO: Days are Numbered for Custodial Care in SNFs

If skilled nursing operators are planning to provide custodial long-term care for years to come, they might want to think again. “Custodial care has no place in skilled nursing, in my opinion,” Rick Matros, CEO of Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA), said Wednesday at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) […]