Balancing Risks, Rewards of Targeting Higher-Acuity Residents in Skilled Nursing

Over recent years, as length of stay and reimbursement have declined in the skilled nursing space, one trend has risen steadily: the acuity of the patient population. It’s a trend that multiple executives in the skilled nursing field have observed, particularly as the industry prepares to pivot toward the new Patient-Driven Payment Model. But it’s […]

Symphony Post Acute Expands into Michigan with Caretel Acquisitions; County SNF Hits Market for $19M

Symphony Post Acute Network expanded its footprint into the Michigan market this week with the acquisition of Caretel Inns of Brighton and Caretel Inns of Lakeland, a pair of skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Located in Brighton and St. Joseph, Mich., respectively, the facilities blend high-end post-acute care with assisted living units, according to […]

$20M Skilled Nursing Project Receives Green Light; Ignite Breaks Ground in Illinois

Developer Michael Catanzarite received rezoning approval from city officials on July 1 to build a $20 million skilled nursing and rehab center in Strongsville, Ohio, Cleveland.com reported. Catanzarite had initially told Cleveland.com that the development would include independent living, assisted living, and long-term care, but he later said that the project will only be a […]

As Lengths of Stay Decline, Drug Costs Loom Larger in Skilled Nursing

Escalating drug costs have made headlines in the health care sector at large in recent months, and as patient length of stay (LOS) declines, skilled nursing facilities are particularly feeling the pinch due to their unique supply requirements. For Transitional Care Management, which has two skilled nursing locations in Illinois, the average cost of medications […]

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 […]

Tryko Adds ManorCare Building in New Jersey; Sale-Leaseback in Chicago

Interra Brokers $6M Sale-Leaseback of SNF in Chicago’s West Loop Interra Realty brokered the sale-leaseback of Chicago skilled nursing facility Monroe Pavilion, located in the city’s West Loop, for $6 million, REBusinessOnline reported. The buyer, JK Equities, was represented by David Goss and Lucas Fryman of Interra. The seller, Symphony Post Acute Network, was represented by Jon […]

Top 10 Skilled Nursing Stories of 2017

The skilled nursing industry faces an existential crisis over its future, and 2017 was a year filled with threats — financial and regulatory woes at top providers, plummeting occupancy, and continued reimbursement pressures. But it was also a year that saw promising research illustrating the utility of SNF care and successes in new payment models, […]

Friday Round-Up: Key QCP/ManorCare Buyout Deadline Comes and Goes

It’s Friday afternoon, which means it’s time for a quick look back at the biggest skilled nursing headlines of the past week, and a peek into what could be on the horizon in the coming days. Skilled Nursing News brought you extensive coverage from the Post Acute Link Care Continuum Conference in our hometown of […]

Symphony Shares Secrets of the ‘Super SNF’

Symphony Post Acute Network has helped redefine the skilled nursing, transitional care business—so much so, some other providers in Symphony’s markets are banding together to stay competitive. But what exactly does Symphony’s model involve? It’s a mixture of elements that together create a “super SNF,” Symphony President Tim Fields said Tuesday at the Post Acute […]