NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

Economic Trends  |  Workforce

Stronger Employment Report : October Jobs Up By 531,000

By: Beth Mace  |  November 05, 2021

The Labor Department reported that nonfarm payrolls rose by 531,000 in October 2021. The consensus had been for an increase of 312,000. This was an acceleration from September when jobs grew by an upwardly revised 312,000 (originally reported as 194,000) and from August when jobs increased by 483,000, up from 366,000 as originally reported.

Business Environment  |  Ideas and Discussion  |  Regulatory Environment

SBA Offers Financing Options:  A Conversation with Alex Cohen of Liberty SBF

By: NIC  |  November 02, 2021

Senior living providers and investors are familiar with the financing options from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD. Less well known are the government-subsidized loan programs for healthcare facilities through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Liberty SBF is a specialty finance company that offers SBA, conventional and bridge loans.  

Market Trends  |  NIC MAP Vision  |  Seniors Housing

5 Key Takeaways from NIC  MAP 3rd Quarter 2021 Seniors Housing Webinar

By: Beth Mace  |  October 27, 2021

Seniors Housing Market Fundamentals Show Improvement in Demand. NIC MAP Vision clients, with access to NIC MAP® data, attended a webinar in mid-October on key seniors housing data trends during the third quarter of 2021. Findings were presented by the NIC Analytics research team. Key takeaways included the following: 

COVID-19  |  Ideas and Discussion  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Workforce

COVID-19 Discussions with Senior Housing and Care Operators

By: Ryan Brooks  |  October 26, 2021

In March and April of 2021, researchers from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC) and the nonpartisan and objective research organization, NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC). spoke with a dozen senior housing and care operators about their experiences, challenges, and successes throughout the COVID-19 public health emergency during 2020. Discussion topics included workflow changes implemented in response to various state and federal requirements, testing strategies employed, PPE access, challenges with dementia care residents, interventions to address loneliness and social isolation, and efforts to vaccinate residents and staff.