NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

COVID-19  |  Ideas and Discussion  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

Avoiding Loneliness in the Face of Social Distancing: Seniors Housing and Care Operators Rise to the Occasion

By: Ryan Brooks  |  November 25, 2020

Toward the beginning of the COVID-19 public health crisis, I authored a blog post highlighting some of the strategies that seniors housing and care operators were implementing to maintain resident wellness and engagement. Subsequently, I had the opportunity to present on this topic at the 2020 NIC Fall Conference. While preparing, it struck me how much these strategies have evolved over the course of just a few months as operators stepped up to the challenge of delivering an ever-greater sense of connectedness to their residents in this time of a global pandemic.

COVID-19  |  Executive Survey Insights

Executive Survey Insights | Wave 15: October 26 to November 8, 2020

By: Lana Peck  |  November 12, 2020

“A key underlying theme that can be derived from looking at the findings of the Wave 15 NIC Executive Insights survey as a whole is uncertainty. Uncertainty around the need for seniors housing and care operators to use temporary and agency staff, ability to grow NOI amid rising costs of labor and PPE, the pace of sales in light of consumer concerns about being able to visit loved ones, and the direction of record low occupancy rates. When (and how) life as we knew it will settle into a new normal are all being driven by the durability of the pandemic.”      --Lana Peck, Senior Principal, NIC

COVID-19  |  Ideas and Discussion  |  Seniors Housing

Telehealth and Senior Living | Telehealth is Here to Stay: A Guidebook

By: Kelsey Mellard, Robin Glass, and Caroline Ririe  |  November 05, 2020

Telehealth, telemedicine, virtual care, eConsult, store-and-forward…what does this all mean? More importantly, how do you better serve your resident populations — in a global pandemic and onward? Telehealth is a broad term that seems to get caught in a tangled web of policy, compliance, and reimbursement. However, telehealth brings incredible promise to our highest risk populations in this pandemic, and has transformational implications for the way healthcare will be delivered even once the pandemic is behind us.

COVID-19  |  Market Trends  |  Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing Occupancy Hits New Low in August 2020

By: Bill Kauffman  |  November 04, 2020

Managed Medicare revenue mix at 8.2% NIC MAP® Data Service released its latest Skilled Nursing Monthly Report on October 29, 2020, which includes key monthly data points from January 2012 through August 2020.