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Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

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Executive Survey Insights | Wave 41: May 2 to May 27, 2022

By: Ryan Brooks  |  June 02, 2022

In a new question in the Wave 41 survey, respondents were asked whether they found the acuity of new resident move-ins to have increased, decreased, or stayed the same as compared to before the pandemic. Significantly, move-in acuity has increased for 71% of the respondents with assisted living, and for more than 60% of respondents with memory care units and nursing care beds. In independent living settings, 41% of respondents report acuity having increased since before the pandemic. The shares of organizations reporting acceleration in nursing care move-ins continued to increase – from 21% in Wave 37 conducted in January 2022 to 68% in Wave 41. This marks the fourth consecutive wave where the pace of nursing care move-ins has increased from the prior wave. Over one-half of respondents to the Wave 41 survey (53%) reported lead volumes above pre-pandemic levels in May – a noteworthy increase from the Wave 38 survey reflecting results in February (33%).

COVID-19  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Skilled Nursing Tracker  |  Workforce

Skilled Nursing Sees Rising COVID-19 Cases; Staffing Shortages Persist

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  May 25, 2022

NIC's Skilled Nursing COVID-19 Tracker, featuring the most up-to-date CMS data,* shows that rates of new COVID-19 infections in skilled nursing facilities are rising once again for both residents and staff.

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Executive Survey Insights | Wave 40: April 4 to May 1, 2022

By: Lana Peck  |  May 05, 2022

In a new question in the Wave 40 survey, respondents were asked whether they planned to increase, decrease, or not change their current care offering unit mix. Significantly, one-half of organizations expect to increase the independent living care segment over the next 12-months. On the flip side, one out of five respondents (21%) expect to decrease the nursing care segment. Regarding the current share of all full-time open positions across respondent organizations, in the Wave 40 survey, one-quarter have more than 20% of positions currently unfilled.

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Executive Survey Insights Wave 39: March 7 to April 3, 2022

By: Lana Peck  |  April 07, 2022

Just over one-quarter of respondents noted that the severity of their staffing shortages across their organizations was severe, while two-thirds indicated the problem was moderate. Of significance, one-quarter of respondents had more than 20% of full-time positions currently unfilled. Regarding tenure of full-time employees, on average, just under one-half of organizations retained more than 80% on the job after one month. However, after one year, only 17% of organizations still had over 80% remaining on the job. Staffing shortages are often due to the inability to fill nursing aide positions, but wage competition and the inability to hire nurses also factored highly.

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