CareTrust Keeps 2020 Guidance Amid COVID-19: ‘There is a Possible Path Through This’

Several of the major health care real estate investment trusts (REITs) have responded to the challenges and upheaval of the COVID-19 pandemic by withdrawing their earnings guidance for the year — a move that’s entirely understandable given the number of unknowns about the impact of the resulting emergency on tenants. But the San Clemente, Calif.-based […]

REIT Stocks Fall Again After Reports of New Nursing Home Coronavirus Case

Another skilled nursing facility in the state of Washington has reported an outbreak of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that is sweeping the globe — resulting in major declines in the stock prices of several real estate investment trusts (REITs) with holdings in the skilled nursing and senior housing sectors. That facility, […]

CareTrust Pulls Off $36M Metron Sale, Doesn’t See PDPM Upheaval Ahead

CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) on Friday announced the successful sale of six skilled nursing facilities operated by Metron Integrated Health for $36 million, observed a slight uptick in skilled nursing pipeline M&A after a slowdown in the wake of the Patient Driven Payment model (PDPM), and pointed to reducing worry about a controversial plan to […]

Ensign Rides High-Acuity Skilled Nursing Model to 6% Rate Gains Under PDPM

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) on Thursday announced that its skilled nursing facilities have seen rate increases of up to 6% under the new Medicare payment model, in part helping to drive the post-acute leader to another set of record earnings. The company’s established same-store facilities achieved those 6% gains, while Ensign’s transitioning facilities — […]

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 […]

Final Standalone Kindred Skilled Nursing Facility Changes Hands

More than two years after announcing a plan to exit the skilled nursing space, former industry giant Kindred Healthcare has sold off the final remaining standalone SNF in its portfolio. The Louisville, Ky.-based operator sold Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation — Spring Valley, a 160-bed property in Las Vegas, to Capital Senior Ventures on October […]

Ensign Group Completes Spinoff of Non-Skilled Nursing Business Lines

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) on Tuesday announced the successful completion of a plan to spin off all of its non-skilled nursing business lines into a separate company, The Pennant Group (Nasdaq: PNTG). The San Juan Capistrano, Calif.-based post-acute company’s board approved the plan at the end of August, nearly four months after it was […]

Why Skilled Nursing Operators Can’t Bank on ‘Silver Tsunami’ — or One Good Month Under PDPM — for Relief

As the post-acute and long-term health care industry struggles through shortened lengths of stay and compressed reimbursements, an oasis has lingered just beyond the horizon: the so-called silver tsunami. If operators can wait out the current downturn, the thinking goes, the glut of baby boomers turning 80 and older over the coming years will be […]

Skilled Nursing Sell-Off in Texas Goes Beyond Payment: ‘The Problem is Not the Medicaid Rate’

Texas’s failure to pass a program to increase Medicaid payment to skilled nursing facilities was the latest step not taken in improving the reimbursement in the Lone Star State. The legislation, which would have set up a long-term care quality provider participation program (QPPP) to funnel additional compensation to SNFs for meeting certain quality metrics, […]

CareTrust: Lack of Regional Knowledge Undid Trillium’s Skilled Nursing Operation in Ohio

CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) emphasized the importance of local knowledge for skilled nursing operators in its second-quarter earnings call held on Wednesday, both in the case of a planned operator switch in Ohio and in the skilled nursing market more broadly. Specifically, the San Clemente, Calif.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) is looking to sell […]

CareTrust Terminates Lease with Trillium Healthcare Group, Cutting Total from 18 to 11

CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) on Tuesday announced plans to terminate its existing master lease with skilled nursing operator Trillium Healthcare Group in a move that will see the real estate investment trust (REIT) reduce its exposure to the provider from 18 to 11 properties. The Bradenton, Fla.-based Trillium currently operates 10 CareTrust-owned buildings in Iowa, […]

CareTrust Picks Up Cascadia Facility for $12.8M; Ciena Healthcare’s $20M Construction

CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) expanded its existing relationship with operator Cascadia Healthcare with the $12.8 million purchase of a transitional care facility in Nampa, Idaho. Cascadia of Nampa, a 99-bed facility one block away from the Saint Alphonsus Medical Center, became the 12th building from the Eagle, Idaho-based operator to enter the CareTrust portfolio. “We […]

Ensign Group to Spin Off Non-Skilled Nursing Assets into New Public Company

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) on Monday announced a plan to spin off its non-skilled nursing assets into a separate publicly traded company. The Mission Viejo, Calif.-based operator will shift its home health, hospice, and senior living assets into a new firm known as The Pennant Group, Inc., with the deal tentatively set to close […]

CareTrust Buys $10M SNF in Texas; Rehab Hospital Breaks Ground in Arizona

CareTrust REIT Inc. (Nasdaq: CTRE) acquired the 118-bed Lakewest Rehabilitation & Skilled Care skilled nursing facility in Dallas, for an initial investment of $10 million, inclusive of transaction costs. The San Clemente, Calif.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) leased the property to Texas SNF operator Next Gen P, LLC, with initial annual cash rent set […]

CareTrust Wraps Up $211M Acquisition of 12-Building Portfolio from BM Eagle

CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) on Tuesday announced the successful completion of a $211 million deal that saw 12 properties change hands and two operators expand their portfolios in the South. The San Clemente, Calif.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) picked up seven skilled nursing facilities, along with an eighth SNF/assisted living campus, in Louisiana. Management […]

Lamb: CareTrust ‘Can’t Get Enough’ Skilled Nursing Assets

Survey after survey finds that investors remain skittish about skilled nursing, but a top executive at CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) says his firm has the opposite problem: There just aren’t enough solid properties available to satiate its appetite. Skilled Nursing News caught up with Mark Lamb, the real estate investment trust’s (REIT) chief investment officer, […]

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 […]