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 […]

NHI ‘Excited’ for Skilled Nursing Amid Senior Housing Hiccups

In an interesting role reversal, executives at National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) expressed optimism about skilled nursing investments while handling pointed questions about some distress on the senior housing side of its business. CEO Eric Mendelsohn trumpeted his real estate investment trust’s (REIT) new partnerships with skilled nursing operators Ignite Medical Resorts and Wingate on […]

NHI Sees Rehab-Heavy Skilled Nursing Development as ‘Home Run’

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) has made multiple pushes into skilled nursing as the calendar shifted from 2018 to 2019, with a specific eye toward higher-end rehab — and new construction. Before announcing its $50.3 million pickup of a Massachusetts senior housing complex with 164 skilled nursing beds this week, the real estate investment trust […]

NHI Backs $25M Skilled Nursing Project for Ignite, Villa Healthcare

National Health Investors, Inc. (NYSE: NHI) entered into an agreement to finance the development of a 144-bed skilled nursing facility near Milwaukee, a $25.35 million commitment with a 9.5% initial yield. Under NHI’s commitment, initial funding totaled $4.7 million. The yield earned during construction will be capitalized into NHI’s investment, according to a statement announcing the […]

As PDPM Looms, Luxury-Focused Ignite Expands ‘Medical Resort’ Model

With a recent grand opening in Kansas City, Ignite Medical Resorts is betting that short-term rehab still can be a winner — even if the reimbursement math will become trickier under the new Medicare payment system next year. “At the end of the day, many people can build a nice facility,” Ignite co-founder and CEO […]