Occupancy at the nation’s skilled nursing facilities dropped to a five-year low of 81.6% during the third quarter of 2017, according to a new report.
Newt Gingrich tells long-term care providers not to wait for the government to fix their staffing challenges. He also claims some relatively easy solutions are at operators’ fingertips.
Skilled nursing facility occupancy dropped to 81.7% — its lowest point in five years — in the second quarter of 2017, according to a report released Thursday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.
The average occupancy rate for senior housing sailed past 90% in the third quarter, and the absorption rate set a single-quarter record, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care announced Friday.
By the end of the day Tuesday, after a week full of educational sessions, it took a lot to break through the clutter in my brain. That moment happened when Kyle Henderson made a slightly throw-away comment about some providers “investing in chefs, paying them $70-, $80-, $90,000. That’s where we are seeing innovation in programming, because dining gives them a chance to impress three times a day.”