Why do skilled nursing values continue to soar?

In the last year, we have seen more skilled nursing deals valued above $100,000 per bed than ever before. That number of deals in turn drove up the average price per bed for SNF deals to a record high in 2014, to $76,500 per bed. But what was it about these facilities that drove up their valuations to new heights?

For one, they were newer. Facilities built in the past 20 years sold for an average price of $111,900 per bed, compared to facilities built between 20 and 40 years ago ($72,400 per bed) and 40 years and older ($75,700), according to the just-published 2015 Senior Care Acquisition Report. We will see how SNFs evolve over time, and what will happen to those 1960s and 1970s facilities.


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