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Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

Business Environment  |  Executive Survey Insights  |  Market Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

Executive Survey Insights Wave 47: October 17 to November 13, 2022

By: Ryan Brooks  |  November 17, 2022

“Single-site operators and those with between two and nine properties were more likely to be considering product diversification, with single-site operators favoring lower acuity settings (36%) and those with between two and nine properties equally considering lower acuity (20%) and higher acuity settings (20%). With regards to expected changes to various care segments in their portfolio of properties, approximately half of respondents expect to increase the active adult (age 55+) and independent living care segments, while just under one-half (45% and 41%) anticipate increases in their assisted living and memory care segments. When asked about the contributing factors to the acceleration of move-outs, operators cite residents moving to higher levels of care as the leading cause (45%), followed by deaths (35%), resident and family member concerns (10%), natural disasters (5%), and current economic conditions (5%).”

Market Trends  |  NIC MAP Vision  |  Senior Housing  |  assisted living  |  independent living  |  occupancy

Senior Housing Occupancy Rate Over Halfway Back to Pre-Pandemic Level

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  November 10, 2022

The all-occupancy rate for senior housing for the NIC MAP Primary Markets increased to 82.8% in the October 2022 reporting period, up 0.6 percentage point (pps) from the September 2022 reporting period on three-month rolling basis, according to intra-quarterly NIC MAP® data, released by NIC MAP Vision. From its pandemic record low of 77.9% in June 2021, senior housing all-occupancy increased by 4.9pps and is now more than halfway in the road to recovery, with a gap of 4.4pps from the pre-pandemic March 2020 level of 87.2%.

Business Environment  |  Market Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

2Q22 NIC Lending Trends: Senior Housing Mini-Perm/Bridge Lending Rises

By: Omar Zahraoui and Bill Kauffman  |  November 09, 2022

NIC Analytics released the 2Q 2022 NIC Lending Trends Report today. The quarterly report, available for free to NIC's constituents, currently tracks $86.8 billion in senior housing and nursing care loans. The report includes data over five years for construction loans, mini-perm/bridge loans, and permanent loans from 3Q 2016 through 2Q 2022.

Economic Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Workforce

261k New Jobs Created in October: Jobless Rate Inched Higher to 3.7%

By: Beth Burnham Mace  |  November 04, 2022

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that nonfarm payrolls rose by 261,000 in October 2022 and the unemployment rate rose 0.2 percentage point to 3.7%. The October increase was well below the year-to-date average of 407,000 and below the monthly average of 562,000 seen in 2021. The monthly gain paints an image of a still growing, but slowing, labor market. For perspective, in 2019, job gains averaged 164,000 per month. Revisions added 29,000 positions to total payrolls in the previous two months.