REIT Resurgence Could Boost Skilled Nursing M&A Despite Near-Term Stress

The recent bullish performance of publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) could have a virtuous cycle effect in the space, potentially boosting mergers-and-acquisitions activity in the skilled nursing and broader health care industries. That’s the thesis of Alex Pettee and Hoya Capital Real Estate, a Connecticut-based investment advisory firm that on Monday published a […]

Bloomberg: Long-Term Care Dominates Health Care M&A in February

Long-term care deals dominated the health care mergers-and-acquisitions landscape in February, clocking in at 32 transactions, according to a Friday report from Bloomberg Law’s transactions advisory board. That number is double the next-closest sector, health care information technology and software, which racked up 16 deals for the month, according to the list compiled for Bloomberg […]

Hager: Shift from SNFs to Home Has Run Course, Therapy Costs to Drop 10% to 15% Under PDPM

Large-scale efforts to shift post-acute residents from skilled nursing facilities to the home health space have largely “run their course,” Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) CEO George Hager said Tuesday, while also predicting serious cost savings under the new Medicare payment model. Though industry leaders have long worried about payers’ growing preference for the lower-cost home […]

Pennsylvania SNF Sells for $20.9M; Strawberry Fields’ $21M Kentucky Play

The property associated with the Sanatoga Center skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Sanatoga, Penn., sold for more than $20.9 million, The Santoga Post reported Wednesday. The deal closed on Jan. 28. The property was previously owned by DELM Nursing Inc. of Kennett Square, Pa.; it was sold to a company called Santoga RE, according […]

Listen to the Rethink Podcast #3: CEO George Hager

The third episode of our podcast, Rethink, is now available!  Based on the last few years, Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) should be on the ropes — significant quarterly losses, lease restructurings, and public criticism from one of its primary landlords have weighed on the skilled nursing giant.But the Kennett Square, Pa.-based operator closed out 2018 with cautious optimism, […]

Genesis Exec: Skilled Nursing Industry Has No Choice But to Embrace New Models

It’s an existential problem that many providers face in the skilled nursing industry: New payment models demand substantial operational changes, but the current fee-for-service reality determines how they can pay and plan for those shifts. This frustrating dichotomy was on full display during a panel discussion on Institutional Special Needs Plans (I-SNPs) and other new […]

Former Mainstreet Executive Takes Over Four Rapid Recovery Centers in Texas

The operations of four rehab-focused skilled nursing facilities developed by Mainstreet have been sold to a former company executive and his newly formed operating firm, Skilled Nursing News has learned. Led by Mark Fritz, who helped create the “Rapid Recovery Center” model for the Carmel, Ind.-based senior care developer, Bridgemoor now operates the quartet of […]

Welltower Gains Confidence in Post-Acute as Industry Fundamentals Improve

Executives at Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) are becoming more confident in the post-acute business, noting that skilled nursing acquisition prices have increased. In fact, in the past 12 months, the company has gone from being “an opportunistic buyer to opportunistic seller,” at least when it comes to skilled nursing, Welltower chief investment officer Shankh Mitra […]

Daybreak Rent Deferrals Hit Omega’s Bottom Line in Fourth Quarter

Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE:OHI) once again ran into problems with skilled nursing tenant Daybreak Venture in the fourth quarter of 2018, with the Denton, Texas-based operator underpaying about $4 million in rent. The Hunt Valley, Md.-based real estate investment trust (REIT) reported fourth-quarter net income of $64.9 million, or $0.31 per common share, compared […]

Genesis’s Hager: Traditional Skilled Nursing-REIT Structure a ‘Failure’

The traditional relationships between skilled nursing facilities and their real estate investment trust (REIT) partners have come under increasing scrutiny amid high-profile restructuring efforts and bankruptcies — and the leader of one of the nation’s largest care providers said Monday that the existing models just don’t work. “I would argue that the traditional REIT structure […]

KeyBank: Genesis, Next Healthcare Capital Paid $204M for 15 Welltower SNFs

One day after Genesis Healthcare (NYSE: GEN) announced a joint venture to acquire 15 skilled nursing facilities from its landlord, the main lender in the deal put a price tag on the transaction: $204 million. KeyBank underwrote and closed a $142.1 million loan to help Genesis and its deal partner, the New York City-based Next […]

Genesis Teams with Next to Buy 15 SNFs from Welltower, Divests from Seven More

Genesis HealthCare Inc. (NYSE: GEN) on Monday announced the purchase of 15 skilled nursing facilities the operator had previously leased from Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL), as well as the provider’s planned departure from seven additional facilities. The Kennett Square, Pa.-based skilled nursing giant bought the 15 buildings in a minority partnership with Next Healthcare Capital, […]

Sabra Cuts Number of Senior Care Centers Properties for Sale from 38 to 28 [UPDATED]

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) late Sunday night announced that it would retain 10 Senior Care Centers-operated properties it had previously agreed to sell amid the skilled nursing provider’s bankruptcy proceedings. Just two days after the Dallas-based Senior Care Centers entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in early December, landlord Sabra announced that it had […]

Bain Bets on Skilled Nursing with Acquisition of Medical Provider HealthDrive

A subsidiary of Bain Capital made a major move into the skilled nursing world this week, acquiring a provider of specialty medical services to heavy hitters like Genesis Healthcare (NYSE: GEN) and HCR ManorCare. Bain Capital Double Impact on Thursday announced the acquisition of HealthDrive, a Wellesley, Mass.-based firm that offers dentistry, optometry, podiatry, and […]

Sabra’s ‘Genesis Exodus’ Nears Completion with $75.7M Sale of 13 SNFs

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) on Wednesday announced the sale of 13 more skilled nursing facilities operated by Genesis Healthcare (NYSE: GEN), leaving just three more to sell before the real estate investment trust (REIT) completes its long-planned divestiture of Genesis assets. Four of the Genesis-leased facilities sold last week for $38.6 million, with […]

Looking Ahead to the Top Skilled Nursing Trends of 2019

We’ve made it to the end of 2018, which will likely go down as one of the most eventful years in the history of the long-term and post-acute care industry. Between the first round of Value-Based Purchasing penalties taking effect and the rapid rollout of the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), it’s probably a safe bet […]