I have mixed emotions as I write this blog post announcing that I will be transitioning my role at NIC. After nine years of being on the staff as NIC’s Chief Economist and a comparable number of years being involved with NIC in various roles including being a member of the Board of Directors and the chair of the Research Committee, I will be stepping back to spend more time on other activities. That said, I am not entirely stepping back!
According to estimates derived from an analysis released by NIC Analytics in 2022, approximately one in nine Americans aged 65 and older, totaling 6.5 million individuals, are affected by Alzheimer’s or other dementias. The analysis further indicated that the prevalence increased with age, with higher ratios observed in older age cohorts. By projecting the findings to 2030, NIC Analytics estimated that around 8.2 million Americans will be living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia just seven years from now. These estimates highlight the importance of providing tailored and innovative care and support to meet the growing demand for specialized memory care services.
“A new series of questions in the May 2023 survey, suggested by April 2023 ESI survey participants, asked about the utilization of third-party referral aggregators. Of respondents who are currently using third-party aggregators, almost two-thirds (64%) successfully convert less than 25% of the third-party generated leads.
The senior housing stabilized occupancy rate for the NIC MAP Primary Markets edged up to 84.7% in the May 2023 reporting period, up 0.1 percentage points (pps) from the April 2023 reporting period on a three-month rolling basis, according to intra-quarterly NIC MAP® data, released by NIC MAP Vision. From its pandemic record low of 80.3% in June 2021, senior housing stabilized occupancy increased by 4.4pps but remained 4.7pps below pre-pandemic March 2020 levels of 89.4%.