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Seniors Housing Occupancy Continued to Improve In August Reporting Period

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  September 17, 2021

The path to recovery is never a straight line. While the Delta variant has changed the narrative once again and reportedly affected move-in rates in some seniors housing properties, overall occupancy and demand seem to be experiencing positive momentum.

COVID-19  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Skilled Nursing Tracker

The Pandemic is Not  Over for Skilled Nursing Facilities with Low Vaccination Rates

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  August 19, 2021

According to the most recent CMS data compiled by NIC’s Skilled Nursing COVID-19 Tracker, 4.8% of skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) reported newly confirmed cases among residents for the week ending August 1, 2021. Half of these facilities had a vaccination rate among staff below 49%, which is 12 percentage points below the national average rate of staff fully vaccinated (60.7%) according to NIC’s Skilled Nursing Covid-19 Tracker.

COVID-19  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Skilled Nursing Tracker

Vaccination Rates Among Skilled Nursing Staff Continue to Lag Optimistic Expectations

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  July 14, 2021

Vaccination rates among skilled nursing facilities’ workers continue to lag optimistic expectations. About 56% of all healthcare personnel have been fully vaccinated for the week ending June 27 vs. 79% of residents fully vaccinated, according to the most recent CMS data compiled by NIC’s Skilled Nursing COVID-19 Tracker. The reluctance among staff to get vaccinated is worrisome as the Delta variant becomes more dominant and COVID-19 cases rise among the general population across states with low vaccination coverage.

COVID-19  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Skilled Nursing Tracker

Cases Among Skilled Nursing Facility Residents Falling Despite Rising Rates Among the General Population

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  April 15, 2021

On March 28, new cases of COVID-19 among skilled nursing facility staff were 2.4 times higher than among residents for the first time since CMS started reporting data in late May.

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