New Resident Health Data Show Value of Senior Living to CMS, Medicare Advantage Payers

Older adults who move into senior living communities experience better health outcomes compared to those living in homes outside of such communities, according to a research series conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) in conjunction with the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). The research by NORC and NIC […]

Assisted Living, Memory Care Operators Have ‘Distinct Advantage’ to Increase Penetration Rates

The continuum of care in senior living is driving evolution of the industry’s basic penetration rates – and operators of assisted living and memory care communities may be better positioned to increase them. That’s according to a recent analysis of senior living penetration rates from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care (NIC). […]

Senior Housing Linked to Increased Longevity, But ‘Wide Variation’ Separates Top Communities and Bottom

Living in communal senior housing is associated with greater longevity versus residing in the community at large – but there is notable variation between top-performing senior housing communities and those on the bottom. These are among the newly released findings from research conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago and funded by the National […]

Number of Senior Living Operators With DEI Programs Grows, But ‘More Work Ahead’

More owners and operators of senior living communities are “leaning in” to programs on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging than in previous years – but there is still lots for the industry to do in that regard. For one, senior living companies must “move beyond the focus of just recruiting diverse talent.” That’s according to […]

Why Alzheimer’s Could Be Near Its ‘Magic Johnson Moment’ in Becoming Manageable Condition

When basketball legend Magic Johnson announced in 1991 that he had been diagnosed with HIV, the news carried the weight of a nearly certain death sentence. But of course, Johnson would be fortunate enough to survive until the advent of effective treatments, and he is living a full life three decades after his diagnosis. It’s […]

Senior Living Operators Report Length of Stay Improvement But Recovery Still Choppy

This content is part of your SHN+ subscription Senior living operators are improving care coordination and life enrichment offering for residents in a bid to improve length of stay (LoS) — while also being patient as the market appears to be normalizing from disruptions related to Covid-19. Many providers have reported that acuity among residents […]

New Occupancy, M&A Trends Prompt Hopes for Bigger Rebound Ahead in 2024

Next year will bring pre-pandemic occupancy levels and potentially “gangbusters” levels of transactions for the senior living industry. Or at least, that is what recent trends in census gains and dealmaking say. Last week, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) along with NIC MAP Vision released their latest quarterly occupancy report, […]