NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

Skilled Nursing  |  Skilled Nursing Tracker  |  Workforce  |  staffing

Skilled Nursing Staffing Shortages May Have Peaked but Cycle Continues

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  October 13, 2022

With wage inflation and continued labor market challenges and shortages, skilled nursing operators and owners face steep competition relative to other industries (i.e., indirectly from other service industries such as hotels and restaurants) especially those operating in regions and states where broad labor availability is tight and employer demand is high. Additionally, amid generally low occupancy levels, skilled nursing owners and operators face challenges over the long term with new and proposed staffing mandates and requirements. 

Economic Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Workforce

263k New Jobs Created in September: Jobless Rate Fell to 50-Year Low

By: Beth Mace  |  October 07, 2022

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that nonfarm payrolls rose by 263,000 in September 2022 and the unemployment rate fell back to its July level of 3.5%. The September increase was well below the year-to-date average of 420,000 and below the monthly average of 562,000 seen in 2021. The monthly gain paints an image of a still growing, but slowing, job market. Revisions added 11,000 positions to total payrolls in the previous two months.

Business Environment  |  Market Trends  |  NIC MAP Vision  |  Senior Housing

Senior Housing Units Vacated During Pandemic Near Full Recovery on Net Basis

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  October 06, 2022

According to quarterly NIC MAP® data, released by NIC MAP Vision, demand, as measured by the change in occupied units, largely outpaced new supply while marking its sixth consecutive quarter of positive increases, with a net absorption gain from the prior quarter of more than 8,700 units, or 1.6% for the NIC MAP Primary Markets. This advance pushed the share of senior housing units vacated during the pandemic that have been re-occupied to near-full recovery (95%). If this pace of demand growth continues into the next quarter, senior housing may soon start filling new inventory added during the pandemic, on a net basis.

Active Adult  |  Ideas and Discussion  |  NIC Fall Conference

Forward Together at the 2022 NIC Fall Conference

By: NIC  |  October 06, 2022

Senior housing and care’s premier event delivered on three days of connections, learning, and engagement. Bringing together more than 2,800 industry participants, the 2022 NIC Fall Conference surpassed turnout expectations as attendees explored the near-term challenges of the senior housing and care sector, and the long-term opportunities as a demographic wave of older adults begins to arrive. The Conference was held September 14-16 at the Marriott Marquis in Washington, D.C. Highlights included:

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