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Six Key Takeaways from NIC’s First-Quarter Seniors Housing Data Release

By: Beth Burnham Mace  |  April 21, 2017

This week, NIC MAP® Data Service clients attended a webinar on the seniors housing market trends during the first quarter of 2017.  Key takeaways included:

Market Trends  |  Seniors Housing  |  Workforce

Understanding Your Market Study: Part 3

By: Lana Peck  |  April 19, 2017

Conducting a Desktop Analysis of the Competition When conducting a market study competitor analysis, many tools and sources of public information are available right from your desktop. The task may seem overwhelming, especially if the market is highly competitive. But here are some best practices to follow: Know what you are looking for Consider why the information is available Think like a prospective resident Organize a collection plan

Economic Trends  |  Workforce

U.S. economy created 98,000 jobs in March 2017

By: Beth Burnham Mace  |  April 11, 2017

The Labor Department reported on Friday that nonfarm payrolls increased by a seasonally-adjusted 98,000 positions in March, well below the consensus 180,000 estimate.  This followed gains of 219,000 in February and 216,000 in January.  Revisions to January and February preliminary estimates subtracted 38,000 jobs from what was initially reported.  Monthly revisions result from additional reports received from businesses since the last published estimates and from the recalculation of seasonal factors. Over the past 3 months, job gains have averaged 178,000 per month.

Economic Trends  |  Regulatory Environment  |  Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing Environment Calls for Strategic Responses

By: Liz Liberman  |  April 05, 2017

While the skilled nursing sector faces challenging headwinds, it also offers a number of distinct opportunities which were outlined at the recent 2017 NIC Spring Investment Forum. Several educational sessions addressed market conditions and how operators can boost values by measuring outcomes and partnering with other health care providers.