Five Star Aims for Diversification of Service Lines, Owner Partners After Repositioning

Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) is making progress on its recently announced repositioning effort, and intends to “evolve” and “diversify” as part of a three-pronged strategy, CEO Katie Potter said Thursday. That diversification could involve managing communities for a wider range of ownership groups, as well as broadening the scope of business beyond senior […]

Diversified Healthcare Trust to Transition 108 Communities From Five Star to Other Operators

Diversified Healthcare Trust (Nasdaq: DHC) has struck an agreement with Five Star Senior Living (NYSE: FVE) to transition 108 senior living communities to other operators by the end of 2021. The senior living operator will also close and reposition the skilled nursing units in all of the continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs) it manages for […]

Five Star’s Ageility Product Helps Offset Senior Housing Woes, Will Expand in 2021

Five Star Senior Living’s (Nasdaq: FVE) plans to expand its rehabilitation and wellness services portfolio in 2021, as the segment became an area of positive growth during 2020 and demand for rehab and wellness services increased throughout the coronavirus pandemic. The rehab and wellness arm helped to offset continued struggles with Five Star’s senior housing […]

Diversified Healthcare Trust Occupancy Falls Below 71% While New Vaccinations, Leads Rise

Diversified Healthcare Trust’s (Nasdaq: DHC) senior housing occupancy fell in the final months of 2020 — but the company’s leaders are heartened by positive trends in vaccinations and new sales leads. Occupancy for the Newton, Massachusetts-based real estate investment trust’s senior housing operating portfolio (SHOP) fell to 70.7% as of Dec. 31. That represents a […]

Five Star Sees Deep Concessions From Competitors, Resists Discounting

Leaders with Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) are focused on maintaining rental rates in the face of steep concessions that competitors are offering in some markets, as they seek to rebuild occupancy that has eroded due to Covid-19. The strategy to prioritize rate over occupancy could weigh on near-term results for Diversified Healthcare Trust […]

Transactions & Financings: Ziegler Closes on $125M HumanGood Package; Diversified Completes $53M Sale

Sales and operator transitions Diversified Healthcare Trust completes 4-property, $53M sale Diversified Healthcare Trust (Nasdaq: DHC) completed a previously announced sale of four properties for a combined $43 million. The disposition includes three senior living communities with a combined 239 units located in Washington and Montana for $46 million. These sales were part of a […]

Covid-19 Bulletin: Rent Concessions, Agency Staffing Become More Common; Updated Heroes Act Does Not Fund ‘Hero Pay’

Senior Housing News recognizes the seriousness of the Covid-19 pandemic, so we will be periodically updating this bulletin to keep you apprised of 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 your […]

Five Star’s Sales Leads Drop 50% in April, More Deterioration Expected

As with other publicly traded operators, Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) did not escape the first quarter of 2019 unscathed by the coronavirus pandemic. Five Star entered 2020 with 82 newly hired executive directors and a new operational agreement with its primary landlord, Diversified Healthcare Trust (Nasdaq: DHC), and both companies were focused on […]

Five Star CEO Weighs Hard Choices to Define Company for the Future

Now that CEO Katie Potter has led Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) through a restructuring year, she is thinking bigger about the future of the industry and how the Newton, Massachusetts-based provider can succeed. “How do we change and evolve our assets? It comes with making decisions in terms who you’re going to be […]

Five Star Begins ‘New Era’ with Hiring Push, Focus on Operational Improvements

With 82 recently hired executive directors on board and an updated revenue management system in place, Five Star Senior Living (Nasdaq: FVE) is focused on driving operational improvements in the year ahead. The Newton, Massachusetts-based provider is coming off a major restructuring with Diversified Healthcare Trust (Nasdaq: DHC), a real estate investment trust also based […]