Welltower Sees ‘Even Further Upside’ from Genesis Exit as the Nursing Home Giant Restructures

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) on Thursday again touted the benefits of a blockbuster move to largely end its relationship with troubled nursing home giant Genesis HealthCare, hinting at an even greater return for the real estate investment trust (REIT) than previously disclosed. Welltower CEO Shankh Mitra pointed to the $144,000-per-bed price tag on the transaction, […]

Lawmakers, Providers Call for Temporary Nurse Aide Extension — as ProMedica Tries to Fill 1,500 Jobs in One State Alone

With skilled nursing facilities facing significant staffing shortages amid the ongoing fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, a group of lawmakers and operators called for making it easier to retain temporary nurse aides hired during the public health emergency — with one major operator reporting 1,500 unfilled jobs in the state of Pennsylvania. Luke Pile, vice […]

Welltower to Largely End Relationship with Genesis, Bolster ProMedica Joint Venture in $880M Deal

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) late Tuesday announced that it will largely end its relationship with troubled nursing home giant Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN), with its joint venture health system partner ProMedica picking up some of the buildings — while also divesting 25 properties acquired through its 2018 ProMedica JV. The Genesis exodus spans 51 assets, […]

Promises, Questions Abound as Azar Floats Christmas Vaccination Target for Nursing Home Residents

The emergency use authorization (EUA) granted to Pfizer’s (NYSE: PFE) COVID-19 vaccine late on Friday launched a flurry of promises and commitments to get the vaccine out to vulnerable long-term care residents as quickly as possible. Alex Azar, the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) suggested on Sunday in an interview […]

ProMedica ‘Ecstatic’ Over Vaccine Effectiveness, But Rollout Won’t Be Silver Bullet for Nursing Homes

Family members of nursing home residents can certainly be forgiven for imagining an instant return to normal after Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine received emergency approval from the federal government late Friday. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has placed this population at the front of the line for the shots, and families have been […]

ProMedica Senior Care’s Parker Sees Growth Ahead — Even as ‘Major Disruption’ Looms for Industry in Early ’21

When Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) and health system ProMedica teamed up to take over nursing home giant HCR ManorCare in 2018, the players positioned the move as a way to vertically integrate a continuum that could follow a patient from the hospital, to a skilled nursing facility, to home health. The real estate investment trust […]

Welltower Takes $97 Million Write-Down on Genesis in Wake of ‘Going Concern’ Notice

Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL) took a $97 million write-down associated with properties operated by Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) amid concerns about the nursing home giant’s future, the real estate investment trust (REIT) announced Thursday. The move came as Welltower switched Genesis to cash-based reporting for its lease income, retroactive to July 1, though chief financial […]