NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

Economic Trends  |  Senior Housing  |  Workforce

263k New Jobs Created in September: Jobless Rate Fell to 50-Year Low

By: Beth Mace  |  October 07, 2022

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that nonfarm payrolls rose by 263,000 in September 2022 and the unemployment rate fell back to its July level of 3.5%. The September increase was well below the year-to-date average of 420,000 and below the monthly average of 562,000 seen in 2021. The monthly gain paints an image of a still growing, but slowing, job market. Revisions added 11,000 positions to total payrolls in the previous two months.

Business Environment  |  Market Trends  |  NIC MAP Vision  |  Senior Housing

Senior Housing Units Vacated During Pandemic Near Full Recovery on Net Basis

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  October 06, 2022

According to quarterly NIC MAP® data, released by NIC MAP Vision, demand, as measured by the change in occupied units, largely outpaced new supply while marking its sixth consecutive quarter of positive increases, with a net absorption gain from the prior quarter of more than 8,700 units, or 1.6% for the NIC MAP Primary Markets. This advance pushed the share of senior housing units vacated during the pandemic that have been re-occupied to near-full recovery (95%). If this pace of demand growth continues into the next quarter, senior housing may soon start filling new inventory added during the pandemic, on a net basis.

Senior Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  healthcare

Understanding the Healthcare Needs and Spending of Senior Housing and Nursing Home Residents

By: Ryan Brooks  |  September 14, 2022

Understanding the healthcare needs of residents of senior housing communities and nursing homes is imperative to best serve the population. In order to garner a better understanding of these healthcare needs and associated spending, NORC at the University of Chicago on behalf of NIC conducted a landmark study. Many residents use high-cost healthcare services including emergency rooms, acute inpatient hospitalization, and post-acute care, and across nearly every dimension analyzed, the data indicates frail and high healthcare cost residents. These factors all highlight an opportunity for value-based care organizations to partner with senior housing and skilled nursing operators.

Economic Trends  |  NIC MAP Vision  |  Senior Housing  |  occupancy

State of Senior Housing: The Trifecta Shaping the Occupancy Recovery

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  September 12, 2022

During four consecutive quarters of increasing occupancy, from 78.0% in the second quarter of 2021 to 81.4% in the second quarter of 2022, the NIC MAP® Primary Markets recovered about 37% of the senior housing occupancy lost during the pandemic, equivalent to 3.4 percentage points (pps) overall.

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