Chart of the Day: Age-Restricted Housing’s Market Share in Colorado

In Colorado, the market share for all types of age-restricted senior housing and care is nearly 17%, with affordable housing and skilled nursing as the most prevalent settings for seniors age 65 and older, according to Boulder-based consulting firm The Highland Group Inc. Statewide, 83.1% of all 65+ households live in regular mixed-age housing, according […]

Senior Living Sees Best Debt Ratings Since 1997

For the first six months of 2013, the ratio of credit rating upgrades for senior living provider debt has outpaced downgraded ratings for the strongest ratio since 1997, according to a Z-News report from Ziegler. Through June 30, 2013, the 10 ratings changes in the senior living sector—as reported by Fitch Ratings, Standard and Poor’s, […]

Chart of the Day: Steep Declines in Medicaid Nursing Home Usage

An aging population doesn’t necessarily mean an increase in the number of Medicaid beneficiaries, especially for those using the federal program to fund nursing home stays, according to a recent chart from AARP.  Although nursing homes are one of the biggest drivers of Medicaid costs among the older population, notes AARP, use in these care […]

Chart of the Day: Trends in Senior Housing Cap Rates

In the last 12 months, cap rates for senior housing transactions have been declining and have been flat so far in 2013, according to data released by the National Investment Center (NIC) for the Seniors Housing & Care Industry.  February 2013’s cap rate of 7.5% represents an 80 basis point decline from one year prior. […]

Chart of the Day: Consumer Search Trends for Senior Care Services

Even though the number of senior care options has expanded in the past couple decades as different models have developed and evolved, consumer trends have stayed much the same with some small adjustments following the Great Recession. The Google Trends chart below shows consumer interest in five search terms between January 2004 and April 2013, where purple […]