Walker & Dunlop Arranges $30.9M SNF Refinance; North Shore Manor Proposes 5-Yr Reorganization Plan

North Shore Manor Inc. in Loveland, Colo. is awaiting approval for a proposed five-year repayment and reorganization Chap. 11 bankruptcy plan submitted to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Denver. Majority stakeholders of the 120-bed nursing home said they could repay the majority of obligations and shore up operations over five years, according to a report […]

Blueprint Facilitates Deal With Cascadia For Washington SNF; Walker & Dunlop Structures $57.2M Financing

Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors helped facilitate the sale of a 92-bed skilled nursing facility located in Colville, Wash. Pinewood Terrace was a “unique opportunity” for a regional owner/operator to purchase the facility for an “appealing price per bed with assumable attractive HUD financing,” according to a news release. Skilled nursing operator Cascadia Healthcare ultimately […]

SNF Lending Competition Heats Up as ‘Core Group’ Returns After a Year on the Sidelines

While types of financing available to nursing homes have remained relatively consistent throughout the pandemic, the number of lenders has fluctuated, capital providers have said. In recent months more competition has come back into the skilled nursing marketplace, VIUM Capital Senior Managing Director Tony Ruberg told Skilled Nursing News, with larger players ready to be […]

The Trends That Will Shape Skilled Nursing in 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic continued to put pressure on an already strained skilled nursing industry in 2021. The next 12 months will be yet another test of resilience. Looking ahead to 2022, SNFs must stay nimble and inventive to not only survive but thrive. Private equity will continue to lead the nursing home transaction market pack, […]

COVID-19 Hitting Small Skilled Nursing Operators Hardest

Just like with COVID-19 infection, no one was immune when it came to senior housing operators and the subsequent financial challenges created by the pandemic. It affected every community type – all sizes, all business models— including skilled nursing. All have been struggling with occupancy. Recent numbers from CliftonLarsonAllen show that as of January 2021, […]

Aspen Skilled Healthcare gets $25M, Lument Closes $35.6M Loan for PA SNF

White Oak Healthcare Finances $25 Million for Aspen Skilled Healthcare White Oak Healthcare Finance LLC announced it funded a $25 million credit for Aspen Skilled Healthcare, Inc last week. White Oak will reportedly act as the sole lender and administrative agent of the asset-based senior credit facility and with the funds being used to finance […]

Nursing Home Prices per Bed Spike, Rising Almost 22% From 2020

The total price per bed for nursing homes rose almost 22% year over year for the first quarter of 2021, reaching the second-highest price point for the sector ever recorded, according to the JLL Senior Housing & CARE Investor Survey and Trends Outlook report released Wednesday. The average price per bed for nursing homes hit […]

Buyers Have ‘Voracious Appetite’ for Skilled Nursing Facilities

Walker & Dunlop real estate brokers Josh Jandris and Mark Myers laid out skilled nursing industry trends they’re seeing right now, pointing to a continued frenzy of transactions — with publicly traded real estate investment trusts being the sellers and large private companies as buyers. Health care systems are divesting their skilled nursing facilities too, […]

Operators Face Tough Decision With Nursing Home Assets That Won’t Bounce Back After Pandemic

The pandemic recovery continues to present unsettling conditions for the economic wellbeing of older and somewhat struggling skilled nursing facilities. Steady stimulus funding provided by the federal government and other sources such as the CARES Act has helped sustain some communities that have been met with rising expenses and falling census. December 2020 occupancy rates […]

Walker & Dunlop’s $172M Skilled Nursing Financing; Aspen Skilled Healthcare Picks Up CCRCs

Walker & Dunlop this week announced the completion of $172 million in financing for a seven-building skilled nursing portfolio across the Northeast and the Midwest. Four of the properties were refinanced through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) 232/233 program, with the remaining three undergoing HUD 232 loan modification. The portfolio consisted of: […]

Scrutiny of HUD-Backed Loans to Nursing Homes Increases Amid COVID-19

A federal lending program for nursing homes and other senior care facilities is once again under the microscope, with Barron’s reporting last week that Washington has backed financing for “dozens of poorly run nursing homes.” The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s Section 232 programSection 232 provides mortgage insurance for long-term care facilities, […]

Eagle Arc’s 20-SNF Purchase; KeyBank’s $40M Financing in New York City

Eagle Arc Partners, formerly known as BM Eagle Holdings, has acquired 20 skilled nursing facilities — the majority of which are located in Florida, along with properties in Georgia and Mississippi. The price of the sale was not disclosed; two operators who were also not disclosed partnered with Eagle Arc on the sale. The process […]

Ensign Grows in Texas; $38.4M in Financing for Four Illinois Skilled Nursing Facilities

The Ensign Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENSG) acquired the real estate and operations of the 82-bed skilled nursing facility The Medical Lodge of Amarillo in Amarillo, Texas, effective November 1. Kevin Niccum, President of Keystone Care LLC, Ensign’s Texas-based subsidiary, said in a release announcing the deal that the company expects the facility to be accretive […]

COVID Could Accelerate Skilled Nursing Consolidation as Smaller Operators Head for the Exits

In the months leading up to the implementation of a new Medicare payment model for skilled nursing facilities, various voices predicted an exodus of smaller, mom-and-pop operators who’d rather call it a career than adapt to a completely new reimbursement system. But only a few months after the Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) took effect last […]

Walker & Dunlop’s $16M Skilled Nursing Deal in Colorado; Eduro’s California Acquisition

Walker & Dunlop facilitated a $16.41 million financing for three skilled nursing facilities in central Colorado through the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) LEAN 232/233(f) refinance program, which provides long-term and reduced-rate financing for specialty healthcare facilities. The facilities were the 99-bed Pioneer Health Care Center in Rocky Ford, Colo., the 56-bed Paonia […]

Walker & Dunlop’s $25M Deals; NHI’s $100M Term Loan

Walker & Dunlop last week announced the closure of $25 million in Department of Housing & Urban Development-backed financing for a skilled nursing and supportive living facility. The Bethesda, Md.-based real estate finance firm provided $10.7 million in financing for the 106-bed Landmark of Laurel Creek, a skilled nursing facility in Manchester, Ky. The property, […]