NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

COVID-19  |  Executive Survey Insights  |  Seniors Housing

Executive Survey Insights | Wave 22:  February 8 to February 21, 2021

By: Lana Peck  |  February 25, 2021

“Positive signals are palpable in Wave 22 results, which reveal upward shifts in organizations reporting acceleration in move-ins and occupancy increases across each of the care segments in the past 30 days. Data compiled in NIC’s Skilled Nursing COVID-19 Tracker clearly illustrates that COVID-19 cases in skilled nursing communities are now falling at a faster pace compared to the U.S. since the launch dates of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in long-term care settings, and more organizations with memory care units and/or nursing care beds reported increases in occupancy than decreases since prior to the fall surge of the coronavirus. The Wave 23 survey, currently collecting data, will explore when operators expect their occupancy rates to return to pre-pandemic levels."

COVID-19  |  Skilled Nursing

New COVID-19 Cases in Skilled Nursing Continue Decline, Far Steeper than U.S. Overall Cases

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  February 23, 2021

Skilled nursing facilities could be curbing COVID-19 sooner than we thought. Sadly, the impact on bereaved families will last forever.

COVID-19  |  Skilled Nursing

Rate of New COVID-19 Infections in Skilled Nursing Facilities  Continues to Plummet*

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  February 17, 2021

The per-resident rate of new COVID-19 infections continues to plummet in skilled nursing facilities, with a two percentage point drop and a likely continued downward trend. “There is light at the end of the tunnel, and we don’t think it’s a train,” said a participant in a recent NIC Community Connector™ Meetup.

Business Environment  |  Skilled Nursing

Takeaways and Highlights from Payments, Policy, & Capital Summit

By: Bill Kauffman and Ryan Brooks  |  February 15, 2021

Skilled Nursing News’ Payments, Policy, and Capital Summit brought together executives, policy professionals, and capital providers to share their thoughts on the recent past, present, and future of the skilled nursing industry. Highlights and key takeaways from the three-day virtual event are summarized here.