NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

Business Environment  |  COVID-19  |  Executive Survey Insights  |  Market Trends

Executive Survey Insights | Wave 40: April 4 to May 1, 2022

By: Lana Peck  |  May 05, 2022

In a new question in the Wave 40 survey, respondents were asked whether they planned to increase, decrease, or not change their current care offering unit mix. Significantly, one-half of organizations expect to increase the independent living care segment over the next 12-months. On the flip side, one out of five respondents (21%) expect to decrease the nursing care segment. Regarding the current share of all full-time open positions across respondent organizations, in the Wave 40 survey, one-quarter have more than 20% of positions currently unfilled.

Business Environment  |  COVID-19  |  Executive Survey Insights  |  Market Trends

Executive Survey Insights Wave 39: March 7 to April 3, 2022

By: Lana Peck  |  April 07, 2022

Just over one-quarter of respondents noted that the severity of their staffing shortages across their organizations was severe, while two-thirds indicated the problem was moderate. Of significance, one-quarter of respondents had more than 20% of full-time positions currently unfilled. Regarding tenure of full-time employees, on average, just under one-half of organizations retained more than 80% on the job after one month. However, after one year, only 17% of organizations still had over 80% remaining on the job. Staffing shortages are often due to the inability to fill nursing aide positions, but wage competition and the inability to hire nurses also factored highly.

COVID-19  |  Executive Survey Insights  |  Market Trends  |  Workforce

Executive Survey Insights Wave 38: February 7 to March 6, 2022

By: Lana Peck  |  March 10, 2022

As the pandemic eases and occupancy recovery in senior housing progresses, rising operating expenses may limit the degree to which operating margins will grow in the next six months. In the Wave 38 survey, three-quarters of respondents expect margins to increase; the majority anticipate the increase will be between 1% and 5%. Nearly three-quarters of respondents are optimistic that labor and staffing challenges will begin to ease in the second half of 2022 or 2023. Currently, all respondents are paying staff overtime hours and four out of five rely on agency or temp staff to fill in the gaps. About one-half do not expect their reliance on agency or temp staff to change in 2022; however, 40% anticipate it will decrease.

CCRC  |  Market Trends  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

CCRC Care Segment Performance 4Q 2021

By: Lana Peck  |  February 17, 2022

The following analysis examines current conditions and year-over-year changes in inventory, occupancy, and same-store asking rent growth—by care segments within entrance fee CCRCs compared to rental CCRCs—to focus a lens on the relative performance of care segments within CCRCs during the fourth quarter of 2021. Overall CCRC occupancy by profit status and CCRC vs. non-CCRC occupancy differences by care segment will also be addressed.

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