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Economic Trends  |  Regulatory Environment  |  Skilled Nursing

The Case for Small Reforms within Long-Term and Post-Acute Care

By: Liz Liberman  |  June 14, 2017

While major reforms of the Affordable Care Act, such as those proposed by the Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress are sure to have an impact on the post-acute and long-term care industry--if passed--by dedicating all our attention to the big "what ifs", we may be ignoring the trees for the forest.

Senior Housing

Seniors Housing Returns Moderate, but Continue to Outpace Broader Property Index

By: Beth Mace  |  June 09, 2017

Investment returns for seniors housing historically have outpaced the overall NCREIF (National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries) Property Index (NPI), a property-level index that tracks investment return performance for commercial real estate. But while seniors housing returns outperformed the NPI in the first quarter of 2017, the total annual return for this sector has been slowly trending down since mid-2014.

Economic Trends  |  Regulatory Environment  |  Skilled Nursing

NIC Skilled Nursing Data: Key Takeaways from the First-Quarter 2017 Report

By: Bill Kauffman  |  June 08, 2017

NIC has just released its first quarter 2017 Skilled Nursing Data Report, which includes key monthly data points from April 2012 through March 2017.

Economic Trends  |  Workforce

U.S. economy generated 138,000 jobs in May 2017

By: Beth Mace  |  June 02, 2017

The Labor Department reported on Friday that nonfarm payrolls increased by a seasonally-adjusted 138,000 positions in May, well below the consensus 182,000 estimate. This followed gains of 174,000 in April, originally reported as 211,000 and 50,000 in March, originally reported as 79,000. Monthly revisions result from additional reports received from businesses since the last published estimates and from the recalculation of seasonal factors. Over the past 5 months, job gains have averaged 162,000 per month, less than the 187,000 monthly pace in the first 5 months of 2016. The economy has generated jobs every months since October 2010.