As the pandemic eases, seniors housing and care operators are looking ahead. What lessons have been learned over the last 15 months to bolster consumer confidence? What strategies will boost occupancy?
NIC is convening thousands of seniors housing and skilled nursing capital providers, operators, and sector stakeholders for the first in-person NIC event since the onset of COVID-19. The 2021 NIC Fall Conference will deliver an exceptional attendee experience which attendees of NIC conferences have come to expect – but is incorporating a few changes to adapt to the demands of a world still battling a pandemic.
This past February, M&T Bank Corporation announced its intention to merge with People’s United Financial, Inc. with M&T Bank as the surviving entity. The merger—expected to close in October—brings together two powerhouse seniors housing and care lenders.
While it is still early to say if the seniors housing and care market is showing strong and durable signs of a recovery, several indicators from the NIC MAP® Data, powered by NIC MAP Vision, and from NIC Analytics have sparked cautious optimism and suggest that we may be at least at the bottom of the cycle. Occupancy rates may have reached the low point in February and March of 2021; however, the outlook for when occupancy will return to pre-pandemic levels remains a question.