Sabra Eyes Repurposing Skilled Nursing Facilities as Part of Addiction, Behavioral Expansion

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) on Thursday announced its impending entrance into the growing addiction treatment and behavioral health marketplace, with a specific eye toward potentially repurposing skilled nursing facilities for the task. “There aren’t very many other uses for skilled nursing facilities,” Sabra CEO Rick Matros said on his company’s second-quarter 2019 earnings […]

PDPM Countdown: ‘We Are All Crossing Our Fingers and Knocking on Wood’

With the Medicare Part A reimbursement overhaul taking effect in just a few months, skilled nursing providers across the country are in countdown mode. But the clock is moving at different paces for different providers, several experts said. Some SNFs began their analysis and preparations months ago; others are barely getting started. That’s led to […]

Providers Turn to Behavioral Health to Boost Sagging Skilled Nursing Revenue

Depending on the state they’re in, skilled nursing facilities could jolt flagging finances by adding a behavioral health component to their lineup of services. But they have to proceed carefully. Such services can bolster reimbursement significantly, while also creating additional pressure on hiring, staffing, and programming, according to providers presenting at the LTC 100 conference […]

Senior Care Centers Drags Down Sabra’s Q1, But Optimism Remains — With Addiction as Next Frontier

A sizable real estate impairment charge related to the bankrupt Senior Care Centers contributed to a $77.7 million first-quarter loss for Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA), but executives remain upbeat that the changes coming to skilled nursing this fall will boost fortunes industry-wide. The real estate investment trust (REIT) took a $103 million impairment […]

Ventas Inks Five-Year Extension on Genesis Lease

Ventas Inc. (NYSE: VTR) on Friday announced an extension of its lease arrangement with Genesis HealthCare (NYSE: GEN) — a move that intrigued analysts given other landlords’ moves away from the operator. The real estate investment trust (REIT) granted Genesis five more years under its existing rent and escalator terms, with a few landlord-friendly twists: […]

Bankruptcy Court OKs Settlement Deal Between Sabra, Senior Care Centers

A federal bankruptcy court this week approved a settlement agreement between Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) and embattled tenant Senior Care Centers, the real estate investment trust (REIT) announced Friday. Under the terms of the deal, the Irvine, Calif.-based Sabra will receive $9.5 million from the bankrupt operator. Of that amount, Senior Care Centers […]

Sabra, Senior Care Centers Reach Settlement Deal Amid Provider’s Bankruptcy

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) agreed to drop its claims against skilled nursing tenant Senior Care Centers amid the provider’s ongoing bankruptcy process, the REIT announced Sunday. Under the terms of the deal, Sabra will cease its actions against the Dallas-based Senior Care Centers in exchange for “certain settlement payments,” a portion of which […]

Landlords Voluntarily Took Back Seat in Welcov Bankruptcy

To facilitate the transfer of Welcov Healthcare’s 22 skilled nursing facilities to new operators, the provider’s landlords agreed to take a back seat to vendors in the repayment line, with the goal of resolving an unusual bankruptcy proceeding. That’s according to court documents and a recorded hearing, which detail the transfer of operations and the […]

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 […]

Listen to Rethink Podcast #1: Sabra Health Care REIT CEO Rick Matros

Skilled Nursing News is excited to unveil our new podcast series, Rethink. Rick Matros has made a name for himself as one of the most outspoken leaders in the long-term health care space, offering blunt assessments of certain operators’ business models and the future of the skilled nursing industry at large. The past two years […]

Skilled Nursing Rents 10% Too High, Analysts Say

Skilled nursing rents must decline by about 10% across the board in order to ensure the facilities’ long-term stability, a Wednesday report from Green Street Advisors has concluded. Real estate investment trusts (REITs) must achieve rent coverage of around 1.9 times to achieve stability for their tenants, the real estate research firm’s analysts Lukas Hartwich […]

Sabra’s Matros: Vertical Integration Tough to Pull Off in Skilled Nursing

Few voices in the skilled nursing world have been as outspoken as Rick Matros, CEO of Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA). That’s why we thought he’d make the perfect subject for our inaugural episode of “Rethink: The Future of Skilled Nursing,” a new podcast from Skilled Nursing News. During our 30-minute conversation, Matros offered […]

Sabra Sues for Control of Senior Care Centers Properties Amid $385M Sale

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) this week filed a lawsuit seeking control over 38 properties operated by Senior Care Centers, which entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this month. In a filing submitted to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas, lawyers for the real estate investment trust (REIT) accused Senior […]

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 […]

Sabra Inks Deal to Sell 38 Senior Care Centers Buildings for $385 Million

Sabra Health Care REIT (Nasdaq: SBRA) on Thursday announced a $385 million deal to sell all 38 buildings in its portfolio operated by troubled skilled nursing provider Senior Care Centers. The deal — which the Irvine, Calif. based real estate investment trust (REIT) had previously announced earlier this year — is expected to close early […]