National HealthCare Corporation (NHC) is engaged in the operation of skilled nursing facilities with associated assisted living and independent living centers. The Company's business activities include providing sub-acute skilled and post-acute skilled nursing care, intermediate nursing care, rehabilitative care, senior living services, and home healthcare services. It operates in the post-acute health care industry segment. The Company has a non-controlling ownership interest in a hospice care business that services NHC owned healthcare centers and others. In addition, it provides management services, accounting and financial services, and insurance services to third-party owners of healthcare facilities. It also owns the real estate of over 10 healthcare properties and leases these properties to third party operators. It operates in over 10 states, and its owned and leased properties are located primarily in the southeastern, northeastern, and Midwestern parts of the United States.