“Lead volumes are improving. In Wave 34 of the survey, one-third of organizations report lead volumes reaching pre-pandemic levels (33%), up from just one-fifth back in April 2021 (20%). During the pandemic new construction lending had slowed sharply. A recent increase in construction lending is reflected in the Wave 34 survey where 41% of respondent organizations now expect their development pipelines to increase.
The following analysis examines current conditions and year-over-year changes in inventory, occupancy, and same-store asking rent growth—by care segments within CCRCs (CCRC segments) compared to non-CCRC segments in freestanding or combined communities to focus a lens on the relative performance of care segments within CCRCs during the third quarter of 2021.
"In the Wave 33 survey, roughly 50% of respondents with senior living residences report that the pace of move-ins accelerated in the past 30-days—a notable increase from the prior survey. The shift was smaller for nursing care. Increased resident demand was the primary reason for acceleration in move-ins. Operators have suffered pandemic-related vacancies and myriad unplanned expenses and NOI has been pressured.
In tune with NIC’s mission of educating the market on the opportunities and challenges of investing in seniors housing and care properties, The NIC Investment Guide: Investing in Seniors Housing & Care Properties, serves as a primer on the senior housing and care sector.