National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) is engaged in the operation of long-term health care centers with associated assisted living and independent living centers. The Company�s business activities include providing subacute skilled and intermediate nursing and rehabilitative care, senior living services, home health care services and hospice services. In addition, it provides management services, accounting and financial services and insurance services to third party owners of health care facilities. The Company operates in 11 states, and its owned and leased properties are located primarily in the southeastern United States. In September 2013, the Company announced the completion of the purchase of six skilled health care centers from National Health Investors, Inc.