National HealthCare Corp. engages in the provision of nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities and homecare programs. The company is headquartered in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and currently employs 14,891 full-time employees. The firm is engaged in the post-acute healthcare industry segment. Its business activities include providing sub-acute and post-acute skilled nursing care, intermediate nursing care, rehabilitative care, memory and Alzheimer's care, senior living services, and home healthcare services. The company has interest in a hospice care business that services NHC owned healthcare centers and others. In addition, it provides management services, accounting and financial services, as well as insurance services to third-party operators of healthcare facilities. As of December 31, 2016, it owned the real estate of 13 healthcare properties and leased these properties to third-party operators. As of December 31, 2016, it operated in 10 states, and its owned and leased properties are located in various parts of the United States.