NHI Continues to Defer Bickford Rent, Occupancy Decreases Marginal

National Health Investors’ (NYSE: NHI) deferred rent total from Bickford Senior Living continues to grow. NHI announced on Thursday it agreed to defer up to $5 million in April and May rent due from Bickford, which operates 47 communities for the Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based health care real estate investment trust (REIT). Previously, NHI deferred $5.85 million […]

NHI CEO: ‘Odd’ Deals Dominate Market, CCRCs’ Unexpected Performance To Be Discussed For Years

With senior living occupancy lower than he’s ever seen it due to Covid-19, National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) President and CEO Eric Mendelsohn has had to become a more empathetic leader — while still safeguarding NHI’s business and securing its future But Mendelsohn is feeling more optimistic than he was during the last earnings call […]

NHI Defers $3.75M in Q1 2020 Rent from Bickford; SLC Posts Occupancy Gains

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) is deferring more rent from Bickford Senior Living. Among NHI’s other largest operators, Holiday Retirement continued to see occupancy decline between January and February, but Senior Living Communities gained census for the second straight month, the Murfreesboro, Tennessee-based real estate investment trust (REIT) announced Monday. NHI agreed to defer $3 […]

Transactions & Financings: NIC Acquires VisionLTC Data Platform; Atlas Expands Footprint

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) is strengthening its data analytics platform. The industry group this week announced the acquisition of VisionLTC, a data analytics platform based in Raleigh, North Carolina. The platform will be integrated into the group’s NIC MAP data service to create a new platform, NIC MAP Vision. […]

NHI CEO Hopeful Occupancy Losses Near Bottom After Headwinds Continued in Q4

The fourth quarter of 2020 brought more disruptions for National Health Investors’ (NYSE: NHI) senior housing tenants, but the company’s leaders are cautiously optimistic that better months are ahead. Recent positive trends in sales leads and vaccination rates, coupled with the prospect of more federal support for senior living providers this year, have given the […]

4 Ways Covid-19 Could Permanently Change Senior Living Operations

Covid-19 is giving health systems a better appreciation for senior living’s position as a part of the health care continuum, and for the fact that operators can provide social determinants of health to keep overall costs down for hospitals and acute care settings. Providers are also forging bonds with local public health departments they overlooked […]

Covid-19 Bulletin: Legal Immunity for California Providers in Doubt; Massachusetts Slow to Report Covid-19 Assisted Living Data

Senior Housing News recognizes the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic, so we will be updating this bulletin to keep you apprised of the latest developments, focusing on news and information that we identify as especially pertinent to senior living. The team at SHN knows how important your work is right now; we thank you and […]

NHI Weighs Rent Relief, Notes Value of Triple-Net Leases in Accessing PPP

National Health Investors (NYSE: NHI) was not immune to the Covid-related pressures that other health care real estate investment trusts (REIT) have grappled with since mid-March. Occupancy rates decreased significantly in April, leads are in decline, tours are at a standstill and move-ins have slowed across its roster of senior housing operators. And while rent […]

‘We Have to Get Ahead of This’: Amid Bad Press, Senior Living Providers Must Be Transparent

In the age of Covid-19, adopting a policy of full disclosure can make senior living providers more vulnerable to unwanted attention from the local media, residents or their families. But while a proactive, transparent approach to communications may lead to short-term headaches during an already tough time, doing so now is important in building long-term […]