While it is still early to say if the seniors housing and care market is showing strong and durable signs of a recovery, several indicators from the NIC MAP® Data, powered by NIC MAP Vision, and from NIC Analytics have sparked cautious optimism and suggest that we may be at least at the bottom of the cycle. Occupancy rates may have reached the low point in February and March of 2021; however, the outlook for when occupancy will return to pre-pandemic levels remains a question.
Medicare Patient Day Mix Continues Decline. NIC MAP® Data Service, powered by NIC MAP Vision, released its latest Skilled Nursing Monthly Report on June 3, 2021, which includes key monthly data points from January 2012 through March 2021.
The Labor Department reported that nonfarm payrolls rose by 266,000 in April. This was a sharp slowdown from the downwardly revised gain of 770,000 in March, originally reported as 916,000. The consensus estimates for April had been for a gain of 1,000,000. Despite the April increase, job levels remain 8.2 million below the pre-pandemic levels of February 2020.