• Reliq Health Technologies Adds 30 SNF Clients

    Reliq Health Technologies, a global healthcare technology company involved in virtual care, announced that it added 30 new skilled nursing facility clients to a previously disclosed contract with a large healthcare network in Florida. The deal is expected to result in over 3,000 new patients per month using Reliq’s iUGO Care platform, which... Read More »
  • Ziegler Finances South Carolina CCRC Expansion

    Ziegler closed $29.2 million in Series 2023A and B bonds for Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community, a not-for-profit CCRC on James Island in Charleston, South Carolina. The financing will help fund the construction of an independent living expansion on the campus and comes four years after Ziegler also helped finance the construction of a... Read More »
  • Erickson Senior Living Planning Big Tampa Bay Project

    It may be up for debate exactly when seniors housing development kicks back into high gear to prepare for the oncoming baby boomers, but Erickson Senior Living is planning its next project at its typically large scale to include more than 1,000 units of seniors housing in Lakewood Ranch, Florida. The company is seeking site approvals from Manatee... Read More »
  • 1031 Crowdfunding Enters Utah Market

    1031 Crowdfunding announced the acquisition of its first seniors housing communities in the state of Utah. The two assets combine for a total of 178 units of assisted living and memory care. Built in 2011 and 2016 respectively by the same developer, Spring Gardens St. George and Spring Gardens Lindon total 156,473 square feet across 5.8 acres.... Read More »
  • Stellar Senior Living Acquires Assisted Living Community in Utah

    Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors announced the sale of an assisted living community in South Jordan, Utah. Built in 2018, Anthology of South Jordan comprises 103 units of independent living, assisted living and memory care, and sits on 3.7 acres in the greater Salt Lake City area. The new owner is Stellar Senior Living, which renamed the... Read More »
Brookdale Senior Living Reports December Occupancy

Brookdale Senior Living Reports December Occupancy

Sometimes no news is good news. After two straight months of declines, Brookdale SeniorLiving reported that December’s month-end occupancy remained flat with November at 78.1%.That can be considered good news since we are in the beginning of what could be a terrible fluand COVID season. In addition, weighted average occupancy remained flat from November to December at 77.0%,after dropping by 20 basis points in November. If they can hold the line for the next threemonths, the company could start to see some improvement in the second quarter. Weightedaverage occupancy peaked in October at 77.2%, while month-end occupancy peaked inSeptember at 78.4%. So far this year, after a dismal 2022,... Read More »

Spotlight on Senior Care M&A

The seniors housing and care industry has witnessed incredible growth so far in the 21st century, surviving the Great Recession and the COVID-19 pandemic among other bumps along the way. Despite the headwinds, investors continue to pour money into the space in search of higher returns and to capitalize on demographic trends. But post-pandemic, where did valuations settle across the senior care sectors and why? Check out the just-published special report, Spotlight on Senior Care M&A to see the latest M&A stats and market analysis. Read More Read More »
Brookdale Occupancy Stumbles

Brookdale Occupancy Stumbles

Last month’s capital raise caused Brookdale Senior Living’s shares to plunge 40%, and now November occupancy is on a downward path as well. Perhaps that is why they needed the new capital, and we are just barely in the flu season. Weighted average occupancy dropped by 20 basis points in November to 77.0%, and month-end census fell by a smaller 10 basis points to 78.1%. But month-end occupancy has now dropped two months in a row. These are small declines, but symptomatic of problems. The company needs some help. It has been offered in terms of refreshing the Board, but to no avail…. Perhaps it is time that Brookdale finally hires Second Act Financial Services to help its customers move... Read More »
AlerisLife Sees Healthy Occupancy Boost in Q3

AlerisLife Sees Healthy Occupancy Boost in Q3

AlerisLife announced its third quarter earnings results, and the good news was that its owned portfolio including 20 senior living properties saw a 290-basis point increase in quarter-end occupancy from 75.5% in Q2:22 to 78.4% Q3:22. Its managed portfolio of 120 senior living properties increased a more modest 160 basis points to 77.0% over the same period, but both figures are healthy increases. Operators need to make the most of third quarter occupancy gains before winter weather and the flu season hamper their efforts, so this is good news for Aleris. But average occupancy still falls below 80%, so there is a long way to go. The company reported a net loss for the third quarter of 2022... Read More »
LTC Properties Reports Q3 Earnings

LTC Properties Reports Q3 Earnings

LTC Properties reported its third quarter earnings, and in addition to a healthy loan originations strategy, the company made some M&A moves in the quarter. Most notably, the REIT contributed $61.7 million into a joint venture that purchased three skilled nursing facilities located in Florida for $75.8 million, or $253,500 per bed, and leased the properties to affiliates of PruittHealth, Inc. under a 10-year master lease, with two five-year renewal options. Additionally, the master lease provided PruittHealth with a purchase option exercisable at the beginning of the fourth year through the end of the fifth year. LTC expects to receive net income from this investment of approximately... Read More »
Ensign Group Does It Again

Ensign Group Does It Again

Perhaps The Ensign Group should hire Britney Spears to perform at its Holiday party this year, and she can sing, “Oops, I did it again.” Because that is exactly what Ensign did. Another profitable quarter notched in its belt when too many skilled nursing operators continue to suffer, and it upped its earnings guidance for the rest of the year, the second time it has done so this year. The skeptic would claim they just give low guidance so they can keep on upping it. We don’t really care, as long as they keep on performing as they do. The “market,” however, was disappointed because Ensign missed consensus earnings per share estimates by one penny, so the share price dropped by 4%. Ho hum.... Read More »