Judge Confirms Senior Care Centers’ Plan of Post-Bankruptcy Reorganization

A bankruptcy court judge formally signed off on Senior Care Centers’ plan of reorganization, enabling the beleaguered skilled nursing operator to continue operations with a fraction of the facilities it held at the time it entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December of last year. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Stacey G.C. Jernigan officially confirmed the plan on […]

How LTC Properties Worked Through Tenant Bankruptcies to See Skilled Nursing Opportunity Ahead

For the past few public earnings calls, analysts have peppered executives at LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) with questions about the ongoing bankruptcies of skilled nursing tenants Senior Care Centers and Preferred Care, which have proven to be long-running issues for the real estate investment trust (REIT). But with a plan in place to sell off […]

Credit, Lease Defaults Send 14-SNF Cornerstone Healthcare into Bankruptcy

An operator with several skilled nursing facilities in the states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing issues with its secured debt and — in chorus with other bankrupt operators across the country — problems with its leases. Cornerstone Healthcare Services operates 14 SNFs in the states of Washington, […]

LTC Looks to Offload Preferred Care Assets, Senior Care Centers Prevails in Long Lease Fight

LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE: LTC) is still navigating the aftermath of bankruptcies with two of its skilled nursing operators — with plans to offload the assets operated by Preferred Care, and a potential end to the protracted Senior Care Centers fight on the horizon. The latter company, which declared bankruptcy in December of last year, […]

LTC Properties Inks $38M Deal for Two Ignite Transitional Skilled Nursing Facilities

LTC Properties (NYSE: LTC) on Friday announced a $38 million pair of transactions that will see the real estate investment trust (REIT) strike up a new relationship with transitional-care operator Ignite Medical Resorts. The two separate agreements consist of a $19.5 million deal to purchase a recently constructed 90-bed skilled nursing facility in the Kansas […]

LTC’s Simpson: Senior Care Centers Bankruptcy Has Dragged, but REITs Aren’t to Blame for Distress

When the Dallas-based skilled nursing operator Senior Care Centers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last December, management placed the blame firmly on its leases with its real estate investment trust (REIT) and other landlords, specifically calling them “expensive.” But Wendy Simpson, president and CEO of SCC landlord LTC Properties, Inc. (NYSE: LTC), says the […]

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 […]

Senior Care Centers SNFs Leased to New Regional Operators; $20.7M in Financings for Summit REIT

Two 120-bed skilled nursing facilities in Houston and Lubbock, Texas — both formerly operated by Senior Care Centers — were leased to two regional operators based in the Lone Star State. The transaction, which was facilitated by the Chicago-based advisory firm Helios Healthcare Advisors, was structured at market lease rates and with pre-negotiated purchase options. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Focus on PDPM Could Distract Skilled Nursing Operators from Current Risks

With a new payment model just eight months away, the skilled nursing industry has trained a laser-guided focus on maximizing patient outcomes and reimbursements under the system. But smart providers would be wise not to let the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) distract them from the pressing issues facing them between now and October 1. “Any […]