NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

COVID-19  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  healthcare

Avoiding Loneliness in the Face of Social Distancing

By: Ryan Brooks  |  April 06, 2020

Last week, the United States claimed the top spot in known coronavirus cases. States across the country are issuing guidelines to stay at home; an increasing number are mandating a social distancing strategy with shelter in place orders. Seniors housing operators are cancelling all non-essential group activities and events. Essential activities like meals are being staggered to minimize contact with multiple staff members and other residents.

Senior Housing  |  Workforce  |  healthcare

Addressing the Workforce Crisis: Labor Management Lessons Learned from a Healthcare Setting

By: Ryan Brooks  |  December 11, 2019

I recently joined the Outreach team with National Investment Center (NIC) following a career in acute-care hospital and ambulatory operations with a large academic medical center. My previous focus was on patient throughput strategies, EHR optimization, telemedicine implementation, value-based care, and lean deployment throughout our organization.