NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

Economic Trends  |  Skilled Nursing

Laying the Framework for Long-Term Care Financing

By: Bill Kauffman  |  February 24, 2016

In a report authored in part by former Senators Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) recently issued groundbreaking recommendations for improving long-term care (LTC) financing. The report contains policy proposals detailed with specific steps policy makers should take to proactively tackle the issue of financing LTC for the elderly.

Economic Trends  |  Ideas and Discussion

Boomers’ Return to Urbanism

By: NIC  |  February 17, 2016

The housing industry is being pulled in different directions, as two of the largest age cohorts of our time—millennials and boomers—compete for urban accommodations.

Economic Trends  |  Ideas and Discussion

Peering Under the Hood of CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System

By: NIC  |  February 10, 2016

Originally intended to help guide skilled nursing consumers and their families as they compare and monitor care across different facilities, CMS’ Five-Star Quality Rating System is increasingly being used by investors to identify which properties to invest in and how facilities within their existing portfolio are performing.

Economic Trends

January's Job Gains Moderate

By: Beth Burnham Mace  |  February 05, 2016

The Labor Department reported that non-farm employment increased by 151,000 positions for the first month of 2016.  The three-month average from November to January was 231,000.  For all of 2015, jobs increased by an upwardly revised 2.7 million positions, the second strongest year since 1999. Moody’s Analytics expects comparable job gains in 2016, with roughly 200,000 positions generated per month.