Diversicare Announces the Acquisition of Operations of a Skilled Nursing Facility in Huntsville, Alabama

Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc.

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., March 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc. (Nasdaq:DVCR) today announced the Company has assumed operations of a 135-bed skilled nursing center in Huntsville, Alabama, effective March 1, 2014. The facility will be rebranded as Diversicare of Big Springs. This newly leased facility is expected to contribute in excess of $10 million in revenues annually.

Kelly Gill, the Company's Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are excited to announce that we have assumed operations of this facility in Huntsville that will complement our current footprint in the region. We look forward to working with the great caregivers and administration of this facility, all of whom have demonstrated a strong commitment to providing the highest quality patient care, and share the core values that are at the heart of everything we do at Diversicare."

About Diversicare Healthcare Services, Inc.

As of March 3, 2014, Diversicare provides long term care services to patients in 48 skilled nursing centers containing 5,449 licensed nursing beds, primarily in the Southeast and Southwest. For additional information about the Company, visit Diversicare's web site: www.DVCR.com.


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CONTACT: Company Contact: Kelly J. Gill Chief Executive Officer (615) 771-7575 Investor Relations: Charles Lynch Westwicke Partners (443) 213-0504

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