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Cover Page - shares
6 Months Ended
Jun. 30, 2019
Aug. 05, 2019
Cover page.    
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Period End Date Jun. 30, 2019  
Document Transition Report false  
Entity File Number 001-36181  
Entity Registrant Name CareTrust REIT, Inc.  
Entity Central Index Key 0001590717  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q2  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code MD  
Entity Tax Identification Number 46-3999490  
Entity Address, Address Line One 905 Calle Amanecer  
Entity Address, Address Line Two Suite 300  
Entity Address, City or Town San Clemente  
Entity Address, State or Province CA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 92673  
City Area Code 949  
Local Phone Number 542-3130  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share  
Trading Symbol CTRE  
Security Exchange Name NASDAQ  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   95,557,271