NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

COVID-19  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Workforce

Skilled Nursing Occupancy Held its Ground During the Omicron Spike Despite High Caseload and Severe Staffing Challenges

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  February 22, 2022

Omicron within skilled nursing facilities accounted for about seven percent of U.S. fatalities, higher than the Delta but far below the Fall 2020 spike. While COVID-19 cases in the country and within skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) were very high during the Omicron surge in January 2022, data shows that fatalities among SNF residents remained significantly below the fall 2020 spike prior to the vaccine rollout.

COVID-19  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Skilled Nursing Tracker  |  Workforce

Surge in Skilled Nursing COVID Cases, Staffing Shortages Worsening

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  January 17, 2022

Weekly virus cases among residents and staff within skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) had been somewhat steady since the vaccine rollout in December 2020. However, the fast-spreading omicron variant has changed the narrative once again and prompted worries around worsening staffing shortages. SNFs are once again faced with rising COVID-19 cases among both residents and staff on top of a reportedly bad flu season compared with 2020.

COVID-19  |  Market Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

Monthly NIC Intra-Quarterly Snapshot Tracks Agility and Evolution

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  December 02, 2021

  A Pandmeic Initiative In spring 2020, responding to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, NIC launched numerous initiatives to help senior living leaders understand and improve their responses to the crisis. Given the pace of change impacting the industry, NIC began to produce a high volume of relevant and timely data and analysis more frequently than ever before. In just a few months, NIC produced an entire suite of resources aimed  at improving access to data and analysis relevant to the impact of COVID-19 on the senior housing and care industry. Part of that effort was to release the NIC Intra-Quarterly Snapshot  reports, which, like several other pandemic-related NIC initiatives, is still being produced today.  

Market Trends  |  NIC MAP Vision  |  Senior Housing

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.

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