It Takes a Village: Nursing Home Clinical Specialty Programs Harness Hospital Partnerships and Internal Teams

Specialized clinical programs at nursing homes, tailored to specific patient populations, are gaining popularity. Their success and longevity depend on forging close partnerships with local hospitals to address gaps in care – a feature that is also expected to alleviate backlogs at hospitals.  In creating strong clinical programs at SNFs, hospitals – can and do […]

‘The Safe Discharge’: Challenges Behind Balancing Care and Cost in Value-Based Care at Nursing Homes

Reimbursement issues at nursing homes are pushing operators to adapt their payment models to increase reliance on Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs) and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). But while these models aim to enhance care quality even as they control costs, they also bring on unique challenges, including requiring extra oversight with discharges and related […]

Lawsuit Against LaVie Claims Nursing Home Chain Transferred Ownership to Avoid Dispute Settlement Payments

LaVie Care Centers, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with nearly $1.2 billion in debt this week, is also at the center of a lawsuit that claims the company shifted ownership of some of its facilities in Florida to avoid payment on previous dispute settlements. The Atlanta-based company denies these claims, and its court filing […]

American Senior Communities Announces Steve Van Camp as New CEO

American Senior Communities announced Thursday that Steve Van Camp will become its new CEO effective June 1. Van Camp will replace Donna Kelsey, who is expected to remain with the company as a senior advisor, ASC said in a press release. “I am confident in Steve’s ability to keep delivering quality care as the top […]

Omega SNF Portfolio Restructurings Include $129.8M Sale of 11 LaVie Properties

Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (NYSE: OHI) on Monday announced some transaction and rent deferral updates regarding two skilled nursing operators, one in the U.S. and one in the U.K. The Maryland-based real estate investment trust (REIT) said it sold 11 of its LaVie Care Center properties to an unnamed third party for $129.8 million, also […]

SavaSeniorCare Expects to Cease Operations by Early 2023

After divesting of its sizable portfolio over the course of several years, SavaSeniorCare will cease to exist as a company once its last five nursing homes transition to other operators, which the company expects to occur by the end of January 2023. The end of Atlanta-based Sava marks another sea change in the skilled nursing […]

REIT Moves Drive a Reordering of the Skilled Nursing Operator Landscape

Skilled nursing operators should anticipate further distress in the coming months and into 2023, which will likely result in even greater divides among providers. The winners and losers already are being sorted, as the latest round of real estate investment trust (REIT) earnings made clear. And unsurprisingly, strong regional operators are leading the pack. Welltower […]

4 Skilled Nursing CEOs Share Early Look at Plans, Priorities For 2023

As nursing home operators continue to tackle the host of issues that have challenged them throughout 2022, many have set their sights on what’s in store for the year ahead. Industry-wide staffing shortages, an ever changing regulatory environment and record inflation will likely remain pain points for the sector heading into the new year, but […]

Rethinking the Role of the Nursing Home CEO

Doing away with large, multi-layered corporate structures, as some of the largest skilled nursing operators have done in recent months, has given companies both big and small the opportunity to assess — and in some cases — rethink the role of the company’s top executive. Iowa-based Accura HealthCare CEO Ted LeNeave purposely placed himself at […]

Ensign On Track to Overtake Genesis As Largest Nursing Home Operator

The Ensign Group (Nasdaq: ENSG) is poised to overtake Genesis HealthCare as the largest nursing home operator in the country as it continues to build upon its rapidly growing portfolio, according to ownership data released last week by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Ensign could be the largest skilled nursing provider in […]

Nursing Home Industry Takes National Stage Again as House Hearing Skewers For-Profit Ownership

The nursing home industry was thrust back into the national spotlight this week as federal lawmakers called out for-profit ownership for their lack of resources during the early months of the pandemic and confounding corporate structures. The Congressional Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis, chaired by Rep. James Clyburn, held a hearing on Wednesday to […]

Tying Staff Wages to Medicaid Rates May Help SNFs on the Brink, But CMS Blueprint Should be Flexible

While nursing home operators and industry trade groups appreciate the Biden administration’s proposal to use Medicaid as a tool to boost staff wages in the industry, some wonder if the federal government’s approach is too broad for an increasingly diverse industry. Facilities vary widely based on region and community demographics, company culture and size. Still, […]

Two Former Consulate SNFs Sold in Bankruptcy Disposition; Lument Sees $1.49B Year

Evans Senior Investments (ESI) announced it represented the bankruptcy disposition of two skilled nursing communities in Florida tied to Consulate Health Care. The bankruptcy stemmed from a whistleblower case that resulted in a civil fraud judgment of $256 million, of which Consulate Health Care was ordered to pay $4.5 million. Both nursing homes operated under […]

All Consulate Nursing Homes in Florida Rebrand Amid Reported Restructuring

Nursing home giant Consulate Health Care may be undergoing a rebranding and restructuring, according to a Tampa Bay Times report. Despite being the largest nursing home provider in Florida, and one of the largest in the country, Consulate no longer has any long-term care facilities listed in the state on the company’s website, as reported […]