McKnight’s has an article about the average price paid per bed for skilled nursing facilities hitting a new record in 2007. The average of $55,200 was 6% higher compared with the year before and 75% more than the notable low of 2003, according to analysis results from research firm Irving Levin Associates.
As more investment groups own long-term care properties, valuations and loan volume in the sector soared to record highs. The median SNF bed price leaped 15% in 2007 buoyed by billion-dollar deals involving major nursing home chains going private.
The average sales price for assisted living units also hit a new high $159,100 in 2007, 20% higher than the year before. Independent living unit prices also rose 20% in 2007, to $174,500 per unit, another record, according to the report.