NIC Notes

Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

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

What to Expect From the Essential Virtual Experience

By: NIC  |  September 21, 2020

The 2020 NIC Fall Conference, which will be hosted on an advanced virtual technology platform, features many of the attractions of its traditional predecessors, while boasting a host of new advantages, including convenience and lower pricing.

Market Trends  |  Seniors Housing

Seniors Housing Total Investment Returns Decline in Second Quarter 2020

By: Beth Mace  |  September 16, 2020

Like many property types, seniors housing investment returns fell in the second quarter of 2020 as the effects of the COVID-19 global pandemic and the utter collapse of the economy took their toll. The total investment return for the seniors housing sector was a negative 1.00% in the second quarter of 2020, the first negative return since 2Q 2012.

COVID-19  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Workforce

Staff Mental Fatigue and Burnout: The Hidden Toll of COVID-19

By: Ryan Brooks  |  August 26, 2020

A recent study from North Carolina State University and Georgia Tech found that healthcare workers in the United States are struggling with significant mental-health challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, including depression, anxiety, and insomnia. While all healthcare workers are at risk, one key feature of caregivers in a seniors housing and care setting is that many of these caregivers have spent months, if not years, developing relationships with the residents they serve and their families. This means the emotional toll experienced by these staff may be that much more overwhelming.

COVID-19  |  Seniors Housing

Technology Boosts Contact Tracing Efforts in Senior Living Communities

By: NIC  |  August 11, 2020

Contact tracing has emerged as a first-line defense at senior living communities in the fight against the pandemic. Knowing who has tested positive for COVID-19 and being able to identify their contacts has helped to keep community outbreaks in check.