NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

COVID-19  |  Executive Survey Insights  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

Executive Survey Insights:  COVID-19 | Wave 1, Weeks Ending June 21, 2020

By: Ryan Brooks  |  June 26, 2020

A NIC report to provide insight into COVID-19 among current residents and to more clearly understand existing conditions by care setting.

COVID-19  |  Skilled Nursing

Characteristics Affecting COVID-19 Penetration in Nursing Homes

By: Ryan Brooks  |  June 19, 2020

Understanding the factors that have contributed to high penetration rates of COVID-19 in select nursing homes is essential to the development of strategies and policies that will help prevent and mitigate future disease outbreaks.

COVID-19  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

$15 Billion HHS Distribution Will Reach Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Operators That Serve Medicaid Residents

By: Ryan Brooks  |  June 11, 2020

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced an additional $15 billion distribution, targeted at providers serving Medicaid and CHIP recipients. Included among these recipients are eligible assisted living facilities that serve Medicaid residents.

COVID-19  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  telehealth

Telehealth Embraced as a Result of COVID-19 Pandemic

By: Ryan Brooks  |  May 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in an era of unprecedented change in the world’s healthcare landscape.  Some of these changes may be temporary – lasting only until a vaccine or widespread testing is available – but others will have secured their place with consumers and will become permanently woven into the fabric of the healthcare system. There is an increased sense of uneasiness in visiting medical office buildings, urgent care sites, and hospitals, especially for routine checkups and minor ailments. Despite this apprehension, the level of care needed to support the United States’ population has not subsided.

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