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 […]

CareTrust, Eduro Pick Up Another ManorCare SNF; 5-Building Deal in Ohio

CareTrust Buys Another ManorCare Building for $4.75M CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) on Monday announced the purchase of The Meadows on University, a skilled nursing facility in Fargo, N.D. formerly owned by HCR ManorCare. The 110-bed SNF sold for $4.75 million, including transaction costs, and marked the second installment of a two-part deal between the real […]

CareTrust Grows in Silicon Valley; SLIB Arranges Three Skilled Nursing Deals

CareTrust Picks Up Former Non-Profit CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE) last week announced the purchase of the Villas at Saratoga, a senior living community with 85 skilled nursing beds and 37 assisted living units in Saratoga, Calif. — a city to the southwest of San Jose. CareTrust will invest about $19 million in the property, including […]

Has the Skilled Nursing Industry Finally Hit Bottom?

As summer ends, it’s tempting to start looking ahead to what 2019 will hold for the skilled nursing industry. While the widely praised new payment model will likely grab the most attention, next year could also signal an upward climb out of an industry valley, or more troubled times ahead — depending on who you […]

Eduro Healthcare Eyes Skilled Nursing Expansion with CareTrust

As the skilled nursing industry moves away from large national operators, smaller regional providers are stepping up to fill the void — often in markets that fly under the radar of other investors. One of those players in recent years has been Eduro Healthcare, a Salt Lake City-based operator that launched in 2008 with a […]

Ensign Group Touts ‘Enormous Organic Growth’ Potential for Skilled Nursing Properties

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) turned in yet another upbeat quarterly earnings call last week, emphasizing its improved turnaround strategies for underperforming skilled nursing facilities and its strong partnership with landlord CareTrust REIT (Nasdaq: CTRE). CEO Christopher Christensen touted Ensign’s progress on bolstering operations at buildings the Mission Viejo, Calif.-based operator took over in 2017 […]

Ensign Group Buys Office Building in California

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) this week announced the acquisition of a new office building for its Service Center employees. The 115,000-square-foot space in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. will replace a leased space in Mission Viejo, Calif., where the skilled nursing provider is currently based. “After considering dozens of possibilities over the last 18 months, […]

Finding Hidden Benefits of Scale in the Skilled Nursing Industry

The recent bankruptcies of the HCR ManorCare and Orianna skilled nursing chains seemed to validate an industry-wide opinion that the future belongs to the smaller, regional operator. But there are still advantages to scale in the skilled nursing industry — even if they remain under the radar. The Ensign Group (NASDAQ: ENSG) has a nationwide […]

CareTrust: Micro-Level Skilled Nursing Gains Outweigh Macro Pains

CareTrust REIT (NASDAQ: CTRE) has made moves to divest from a troubled operator, but management still remained upbeat about the potential for skilled nursing success in the year to come. After a positive experience transitioning seven of its 16 properties operated by Pristine Senior Living and Post-Acute Care in Ohio, CareTrust will market the remaining […]

Kindred SNF Sell-Off Continues with $108M, 12-Property Deal

Kindred Healthcare, Inc.’s (NYSE: KND) exit from the skilled nursing industry continued Monday morning as the company announced the formal sale of 14 more SNFs. The Louisville, Ky.-based operator offloaded 12 of those properties, along with four assisted living facilities, as part of an ongoing transaction with buyer BM Eagle Holdings. The 16 properties had […]

SNF Transactions: Ensign Expands in Mountain West, CareTrust Enters N.M.

The Ensign Group Acquires SNFs in Idaho and Utah The Ensign Group (NASDAQ: ENSG) acquired the real estate and operations of three skilled nursing and one intermediate care facilities across Idaho and Utah: Meadow View Nursing and Rehabilitation, a 112-bed skilled nursing facility in Nampa, Idaho; Utah Valley Healthcare and Rehabilitation, a 99-bed skilled nursing facility in Provo, Utah; Heritage Park Healthcare and Rehabilitation, […]