Ensign Expands in Idaho

The Ensign Group grew its Pacific Northwest portfolio with the purchase of a 119-bed skilled nursing facility in Rexburg, Idaho (near the Wyoming border). The facility provides speech, physical and occupational therapy, wound care and dialysis care in addition to traditional long-term care. Pennant Healthcare, Inc., Ensign’s portfolio company based in the Pacific Northwest, will […]

Brookdale Activists Strike Again

We disclosed last week that activist investor Land & Buildings (L&B) had nominated Jay Flaherty, former CEO of HCP, Inc., and Jonathan Litt (founder of L&B) for board election at the 2019 annual meeting of Brookdale Senior Living. L&B has just sent an open letter to Brookdale shareholders providing more rationale for the election of […]

(Most) Senior Care Provider Stocks Shine in H1:19

[featured in the July issue of The SeniorCare Investor] With the overall stock market posting its best first half of a year since 1997, one would expect that seniors housing and care stocks would also have performed well. The major benchmarks are up 14% to 17% so far this year, and only two of the […]

Blueprint Represents Good Samaritan In Arizona Sale

Sioux Falls, South Dakota-based The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society exited two of its senior care facilities in the Phoenix area with the help of Amy Sitzman of Blueprint Healthcare Real Estate Advisors. If this deal looks familiar, it’s because The Ensign Group announced early in the May that it was the buyer of the […]

Cascade Capital Continues to Grow

Cascade Capital Group announced a few large transactions totaling 15 skilled nursing and assisted living facilities with more than 1,550 licensed beds for a combined purchase price of $130 million. In one of the transactions, Cascade purchased eight skilled nursing facilities in California that are being leased to The Ensign Group and The Providence Group, […]