When Nursing Homes Hit Financial Trouble, Vendors Feel the Pinch — and Fight Back

When a skilled nursing provider enters receivership or bankruptcy, the safety and wellbeing of the residents is the top priority for all parties involved. The financial struggles raise questions about the continued provision of necessary care, and the safe transfer of operations becomes paramount. But in many recent SNF bankruptcies, or cases where a SNF […]

LTC to Sell Majority of 23 Buildings Operated by Preferred Care

LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) late last week announced a plan to sell off the majority of the 23 buildings in its portfolio operated by Preferred Care, Inc., citing the bankrupt provider’s desire to minimize its relationship with the real estate investment trust (REIT). “We continue to work cooperatively with them to accommodate Preferred Care’s interest […]

LTC Properties: Senior Care Centers Won’t Survive Bankruptcy, Transfer Ongoing

Executives at LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE: LTC) don’t have high hopes that troubled tenant Senior Care Centers will survive its current bankruptcy proceedings, and the real estate investment trust (REIT) is actively negotiating its exit from the facilities. “As you know, Senior Care declared bankruptcy in December, and we don’t believe they have the ability […]

Preferred Care Asks for Fourth Extension on Bankruptcy Restructuring Plan

Preferred Care, a nursing home operator that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year, is seeking another extension for the exclusive period in which it can file and confirm a plan of reorganization. The motion, filed Monday, is the fourth such request entered this year, and would extend the exclusivity period by 91 days if […]

Bankrupt Preferred Care Offloads Two SNFs; $5.3M Expansion in Nebraska

Preferred Care Selling Two Santa Fe Nursing Homes Preferred Care, which declared bankruptcy in November of last year, is selling two nursing homes in the Santa Fe, N.M. area, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported. Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN), based in Kennett Square, Pa., is acquiring the Casa Real nursing home; the major nationwide provider […]

Out-of-Town Skilled Nursing Investors Get Low Marks in Western N.Y.

Out-of-town investors have snapped up a third of the 47 nursing homes in the Western New York towns of Erie and Niagara since 2007, and a Sunday report from The Buffalo News questions whether care in the region has suffered as a result. Eight out of the 10 local nursing homes in Erie and Niagara rated “much […]

Sapphire Care Group to Take Over 21 Preferred Care Locations in Kentucky

Preferred Care Inc., which filed for bankruptcy in November of last year, has transferred its 21 skilled nursing facilities in Kentucky to Sapphire Care Group, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday. Thirty-three of the Plano, Texas-based Preferred Care’s facilities filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last year in the face of 163 personal injury lawsuits. […]

Preferred Care Looks to Settle Lawsuits to Speed Up Bankruptcy

Embattled skilled nursing provider Preferred Care has asked a federal bankruptcy judge to approve a settlement regarding allegedly falsified Medicare and Medicaid claims. Settling the pair of federal whistleblower lawsuits, filed in 2016 and 2017, would help accelerate Preferred Care’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, the provider argued in a filing submitted last week. Westlaw Practitioner […]

Preferred Care Asks for Extension on Bankruptcy Restructuring Plan

Nursing home operator Preferred Care, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in November of last year for 33 of its SNFs, is seeking a court order to extend the deadline for filing a restructuring plan to Sept. 10. The current deadline is June 11. It is the debtors’ second request for an extension of the exclusivity periods […]

Skilled Nursing Must-Reads: Industry Pressures, 33-SNF Bankruptcy

Welcome to Skilled Nursing News’s regular look at the biggest headlines from the week that was, your all-in-one place for the top stories you need to jumpstart your day and discover the things you may have missed. SNN brought you a peek into PointClickCare’s annual customer summit in Orlando, where executives declared that skilled nursing […]

Lawsuits Drive 33 Preferred Care SNFs to Seek Bankruptcy Protection

Facing a slew of lawsuits, 33 skilled nursing facilities affiliated with one of the largest SNF operating companies in the nation have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Twelve of the SNFs are located in New Mexico and 21 are in Kentucky. They are all affiliated with Plano, Texas-based Preferred Care Partners Management Group, which […]