Outlook 2022: With doors remaining closed, nursing homes hope new services will open a window of opportunity
Jan 03, 2022
Nearly 60% of skilled nursing managers expect they’ll have to continue restricting admissions in 2022, as census challenges fueled by staffing shortages and COVID-19 surges continue to threaten facilities’...
Omicron variant, lack of booster prioritization could haunt SNFs as occupancy dips
Dec 10, 2021
Skilled nursing occupancy declined in September, weeks before the omicron variant of COVID-19 arrived and further threatened the industry’s recovery.
The start of a warming trend for long-term care?
Oct 11, 2021
Any way you slice it, the past year and half has left many in this field feeling out in the cold.
Skilled nursing occupancy ticked upward for a second month. Will such small gains be enough?
Jun 04, 2021
Skilled nursing occupancy climbed ever-so-slightly for a second straight month in March, reaching 71.6%, according to the latest NIC MAP data released Thursday afternoon.
More than one-third of operators believe occupancy will return to pre-pandemic levels in 2021: survey
Mar 29, 2021
Long-term care operators appear to be “cautiously optimistic” after a new survey by the National Investment for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) found that more than one-third of organizations believe...
SNF occupancy reaches another record low, NIC finds
Nov 05, 2020
Skilled nursing operators again saw record occupancy declines due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, new data released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) revealed.
SNF occupancy drops to record low in June
Sep 14, 2020
Skilled nursing occupancy levels dropped by 41 basis points to 74.8% during the month of June as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic — a new record low, according to new data released by the National Investment...
SNF industry in a ‘challenging state’ as occupancy falls; Medicaid revenue up
Jul 09, 2020
The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has the “skilled nursing industry in a challenging state right now,” one expert noted after new data revealed occupancy at SNFs dropped to 78.9% by the end of April.
New data highlights coronavirus risks in nursing homes
Mar 19, 2020
Investigators have compiled data for key areas where nursing home residents and operations could be uniquely vulnerable to infection.
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Mar 09, 2018
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