Senior Housing Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SNH) believes that the projected growth of the aging population in the United States will increase demand for healthcare related products and services. SNH aims to benefit from this increased demand by owning senior living communities, medical office buildings and other medical and healthcare related properties such as laboratory and life science properties. These healthcare related properties are sought after by healthcare providers, senior living operators and other healthcare businesses such as those involved in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. By owning and acquiring healthcare real estate, SNH can generate income by entering into leases and management agreements with these qualified healthcare industry tenants and managers and can benefit from potential appreciation in the value of these properties.
SNH's carefully constructed healthcare real estate portfolio is focused on private pay healthcare operations in which the tenants’ and managers’ revenues are not principally derived from governmental programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. These government programs can be subject to legislative and regulatory actions that can have a materially adverse effect on the tenants’ businesses. SNH’s high quality portfolio combines the private pay focus with an emphasis on diversification through property types, geography, and tenant base which results in producing secure cash flow for the company and its investors.
The information appearing on SNH’s website includes statements which constitute forward looking statements. These forward looking statements are based upon SNH’s present intents, beliefs or expectations, but forward looking statements are not guaranteed to occur and may not occur. SNH’s actual results may differ materially from those contained in SNH’s forward looking statements. The information contained in SNH’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including under “Risk Factors" and “Warnings Concerning Forward Looking Statements” in SNH’s periodic reports and other filings, identifies important factors that could cause SNH’s actual results to differ materially from those stated in SNH’s forward looking statements. SNH’s filings with the SEC are available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and are also accessible on SNH’s website at the following link: SEC Filings. You should not place undue reliance upon forward looking statements.