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Insights in Seniors Housing & Care

COVID-19  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing  |  Skilled Nursing Tracker

Vaccination Rates Among Skilled Nursing Staff Continue to Lag Optimistic Expectations

By: Omar Zahraoui  |  July 14, 2021

Vaccination rates among skilled nursing facilities’ workers continue to lag optimistic expectations. About 56% of all healthcare personnel have been fully vaccinated for the week ending June 27 vs. 79% of residents fully vaccinated, according to the most recent CMS data compiled by NIC’s Skilled Nursing COVID-19 Tracker. The reluctance among staff to get vaccinated is worrisome as the Delta variant becomes more dominant and COVID-19 cases rise among the general population across states with low vaccination coverage.

Market Trends  |  NIC MAP Vision  |  Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing Occupancy Increased in April 2021

By: Bill Kauffman  |  July 09, 2021

NIC MAP® Data Service, powered by NIC MAP Vision, an affiliate of NIC, released its latest Skilled Nursing Monthly Report on July 1, 2021, which includes key monthly data points from January 2012 through April 2021.

Ideas and Discussion  |  NIC Fall Conference  |  Seniors Housing  |  Skilled Nursing

Experienced Operator Kai Hsiao: “Senior Housing Tourists Are Just Visiting”

By: NIC  |  July 08, 2021

Ever heard of senior housing tourists? No, they’re not busloads of elderly travelers crisscrossing the country to visit assisted living communities. They’re not mature sightseers either, snapping photos of the latest amenity spaces. Instead, senior housing tourists are how Kai Hsiao describes newbie investors, developers, and operators in the senior housing industry, many of whom have failed to appreciate the healthcare aspects of the business.

Regulatory Environment  |  Skilled Nursing

Identifying Trends in CMS Skilled Nursing Penalties

By: Ryan Brooks  |  June 29, 2021

The primary tool the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has for enforcing care standards at skilled nursing properties are civil monetary penalties (CMPs). CMPs are essentially fines for facilities found to be out of compliance with CMS care standards. Based on a national average, CMS penalties for skilled nursing properties had been on the rise from 2016 to the third quarter of 2019.  

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