Senior housing all-occupancy is on track for a ninth consecutive quarterly gain, with a half percentage point increase in the first two months of the third quarter of 2023, i.e., July and August. The all-occupancy rate for senior housing for the 31 NIC MAP Primary Markets edged up to 84.2% in the August 2023 reporting period, up 0.1 percentage points (pps) from the July 2023 reporting period on a three-month rolling basis, according to intra-quarterly NIC MAP® data, released by NIC MAP Vision. From its pandemic record low of 77.8% in June 2021, senior housing all-occupancy increased by 6.4pps and is now 2.9pps below pre-pandemic March 2020 levels of 87.1%.
Data from the recently released 2Q 2023 NIC MAP Vision Actual Rates Report showed growth for asking rates was at near-record highs on a year-over-year basis for all three care segments (independent living, assisted living, and memory care) for the data contributors to this data collection. In the recently released report, monthly data of actual rates and leasing velocity are presented through June 2023, including data on rate discounting and move-in/move-out trends. Key takeaways from the report, specifically from the Segment Type report, are presented below. Care segments refer to the levels of care and services provided to a resident living in an assisted living, memory care or independent living unit.
In a discussion addressing gaps in care at the 2023 NIC Spring Conference, Dr. Bruce Leff, Director of The Center for Transformative Geriatric Research and Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University, addressed the importance of understanding the functional status of residents.