NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

COVID-19  |  Market Trends

3Q2020 Seniors Housing Actual Rates Report Key Takeaways

By: Beth Mace  |  December 08, 2020

The NIC MAP® Data Service recently released national monthly data through September 2020 for actual rates and leasing velocity. In this release, NIC also provided data on three metropolitan areas for which there is enough data to report:  Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Phoenix.  

COVID-19  |  Workforce  |  seniorhousing

Operator Spotlights: Practical Insights from the Front Lines

By: NIC  |  December 08, 2020

For seniors housing and care operators, the battle to protect residents from the deadly COVID-19 global pandemic can get personal. Their experiences, particularly in the early days of the disease’s spread, shed light on the immense effort it has taken to protect America’s most vulnerable elders, and also on the toll that struggle has taken on residents – and staff – alike.   The 2020 NIC Fall Conference presented a collection of “Operator Spotlights” designed to provide some first-person insight straight from the leaders who have been facing the pandemic, and its many challenges, every day since it first hit the U.S. Each spotlight focused on not only the challenges faced, but the solutions leaders put in place—short term and long term—to protect their staff and residents from potentially spreading or contracting the disease. 

Economic Trends  |  Seniors Housing

Payroll Gains Continue to Slow

By: Beth Mace  |  December 04, 2020

The Labor Department reported that nonfarm payrolls rose by 245,000 in November and that the unemployment rate fell to 6.7% from 6.9% in October.  This suggests that the employment recovery from the COVID-related drop in March and April continues, but at a decelerating pace.  The consensus estimates for November had been for a gain of 470,000.  In November, nonfarm employment was below its February level by 9.8 million jobs or by 6.5%.

COVID-19  |  Executive Survey Insights

Executive Survey Insights | Wave 16: November 9 to November 22, 2020

By: Lana Peck  |  December 03, 2020

“Due to growing cases of COVID-19 in many parts of the country, market conditions appear to be trending in a similar pattern to that seen earlier in the pandemic. More organizations in Wave 16 reported occupancy rate declines over the past 30 days in the segments serving residents with higher levels of care needs as the pace of move-ins has slowed. The deepest occupancy rate declines were in the nursing care segment, with about one-third of organizations with nursing care beds reporting occupancy declines of three percentage points or more. Residents moving to higher levels of care, cited by one-half of respondents, may be one of several possible factors in greater shares of organizations reporting an acceleration in move-outs for each of the care segments. As potential new residents wait on the sidelines and delay moving into properties, operators remain challenged to backfill newly available units. Recent announcements of vaccine approvals should help restore occupancy in the coming months.”