NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

COVID-19  |  Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  healthcare  |  medicare

Headlines Digest: A New Normal is Forming

By: NIC  |  May 01, 2020

Today’s news, dominated every day by the COVID-19 pandemic, is often centered on the impact of this virus on seniors living in skilled nursing and seniors housing communities. While an ocean of print is lapping at every front page in the world, regulators and policy makers have rushed to enact new measures to protect frail elders, who are most susceptible to this disease. The resulting disruption that is occurring, and which we see reflected in every news outlet, will have a lasting impact on the sector.  

Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  healthcare  |  medicare

Pandemic Heightens Need for Middle-Market Housing

By: NIC  |  April 24, 2020

Care collaboration offers solution for the ‘Forgotten Middle.’

Senior Housing  |  healthcare  |  medicare

Telehealth in Seniors Housing: Steps Operators Can Take Right Now to Protect Residents

By: Katie Roper  |  April 06, 2020

With the recent change in policy around Medicare reimbursement for telehealth services, and the escalating pace of the spread of the coronavirus, seniors housing operators can use support for telehealth as a way to keep residents healthy to maintain census, and also as a sales tool for future move-ins. As a follow-on to the NIC Spring Conference panel discussion on telehealth, experts shared their thoughts on specific steps seniors housing communities can take both during the COVID-19 emergency and also on an ongoing basis.

Senior Housing  |  healthcare  |  medicare  |  telemedicine

Telehealth Discussed at NIC Spring Conference

By: Katie Roper  |  March 24, 2020

Medicare just announced that it will − temporarily − reimburse for telehealth-provided services, opening an opportunity for seniors housing providers to provide residents with access to vital health services without exposing them to pathogens circulating at hospitals and clinics as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.