NHC Acquires 15 Skilled Nursing Facilities; Ignite Medical Resorts Expands in Indiana

National HealthCare Corporation (NYSE: NHC) plans to acquire the White Oak Senior Living portfolio, with facilities across North and South Carolina. White Oak consists of six skilled nursing facilities in North Carolina, three of which are continuing care retirement centers, and including one leased facility. In South Carolina, the portfolio consists of nine skilled nursing […]

Birchwood Expands Clinical Platform MPAC, Raises Capital for Next Round of Growth

Seeing a need for higher level clinical capabilities in long-term care facilities that has only been accentuated by the COVID-19 pandemic, Birchwood Healthcare Partners has bolstered its clinical platform, MPAC Healthcare, and is ripe for significant growth in 2022. Owned by Birchwood since 2018, MPAC Healthcare provides medical and mental health clinical services in skilled […]

Huron Plays ‘Matchmaker’ In Long-Term Care Space With New Consulting Arm

Chicago-based Huron Consulting, which traditionally has ties to the health care world via hospital systems, has cultivated a small team to zero in on attracting clients from the skilled nursing and long-term care industry. Hand-picked talent and a concerted effort to dismantle the silos in health care set the group apart from other firms that […]

Skilled Nursing Providers Getting Squeezed As More Patients Go to IRFs Amid Pandemic

During Covid-19, skilled nursing facilities have seen their admissions squeezed as more patients have gone straight from hospitals to their own homes for recovery. But more complex cases are also being diverted away from SNFs, toward inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) and long-term acute-care hospitals (LTACs). It’s a trend highlighted in an analysis from consulting firm […]

PDPM Adjustments Loom Over Skilled Nursing Investors, But Impact Could Be Softer Than Previous Cuts

The federal government sent a shockwave through the post-acute and long-term care landscape earlier this month when it disclosed that the new Medicare payment model for nursing homes had increased total spending by 5% — counter to its goal of budget neutrality. But while officials mull the ways that the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) could […]

Lending in Limbo as Skilled Nursing Finance Companies Adjust to a New Reality

The financing of skilled nursing facility deals has taken a backseat to emergency health concerns amid the coronavirus crisis, but some transactions are still moving along — while the long-term state of the M&A landscape, along with the rest of the U.S. economy, remains unclear. Over the past week, Skilled Nursing News reached out to […]

Despite Recent Challenges, Skilled Nursing-REIT Relationship Isn’t Going Away

Though the leasing relationships between real estate investment trusts (REITs) and their skilled nursing tenants have come under scrutiny — and criticism — in recent months, it may be premature to declare their permanent demise. “There’ll be health care — broadly defined — REITs that’ll move in and out of the sector, upsize and downsize,” […]

Wave of Anticipated Skilled Nursing M&A Action Still Offshore for Now

Major real estate investment trusts (REITs) with stakes in the skilled nursing world almost universally expressed optimism about the coming change in Medicare Part A reimbursement — and several predicted changes in mergers and acquisitions as a result. But the expected wave of small mom-and-pops exiting the skilled nursing industry because the Patient-Driven Payment Model […]

Diakonos, Leo Brown Mix Post-Acute with Private Pay at New $15M Skilled Nursing Facility

In an era of tight finances and legal caps on the number of beds, new skilled nursing developments are few and far between — with most of the action in recent years focused on higher-end, post-acute rehab facilities. The Diakonos Group’s latest development, a $15 million skilled nursing facility in Tulsa, Okla. with a total […]

Long-Term Optimism Boosting Skilled Bed Prices Despite Low Occupancy

Investment in skilled nursing facilities hasn’t slowed down despite persistent dark clouds surrounding the industry’s outlook. One of the overarching themes this past conference season — including at the summits held by the American Health Care Association (AHCA) and the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) — is that there’s an ongoing […]

Skilled Nursing Turnaround Artists Focus on Staff First, Finances Second

A distressed skilled nursing facility could have problems on multiple fronts, but when trying to fix it, operators and owners need to concentrate on the people working there. Any SNF business can be broken down into four major components: physical, operational, clinical, and financial. That’s according to Isaac Dole, founder and managing partner at Chicago-based Birchwood Healthcare […]

Private Pay Skilled Nursing Shouldn’t Be Ignored, Especially in Rural Areas

Private-pay residents are frequently overlooked as a revenue source in the skilled nursing world, and with some cause: They don’t have the staying power of Medicaid or the sizable market share of Medicare or managed care. But ignoring that stream altogether could be a mistake, particularly for operators with more rural locations. “There are so […]