Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care Facilities

Nursing Homes & Long-Term Care Facilities

Brief Excerpt from Industry Overview Chapter:

Companies in this industry provide long-term skilled nursing care, other types of care, and social services in residential facilities. Major companies include Brickyard Healthcare, Brookdale Senior Living, and Genesis Healthcare (all based in the US); along with Bupa (UK), Extendicare (Canada), and Korian and Orpea (both based in France).


Demand for long-term care services is strong due to rapidly aging populations in the US and other developed nations. However, the profitability of individual nursing facilities depends heavily on efficient operations, as revenue per patient is largely controlled by government insurance programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Many companies are struggling with low reimbursements and the shift toward outpatient care. Large companies have some economies of scale in administration and purchasing, but small operators can compete effectively by offering better service. The US industry is highly fragmented: the 50 largest companies account for about 20% of revenue.


The industry includes skilled nursing facilities for recovery from acute or chronic medical conditions (about half of US revenue), residential intellectual and development facilities (about 20%), mental health and substance abuse facilities (about 10%), and various types of group home and community care arrangements.

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Industry Opportunities
Call Preparation Questions
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