Slowdown in Construction Could Help Ease Senior Housing Pressures

There is mounting evidence in some markets to suggest senior housing construction starts are slowing — though the industry is far from out of the woods yet. That was a top takeaway from National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace, who talked about the overall landscape for the […]

Juniper, Marquis Execs: Launching a Medicare Advantage Plan is Daunting, Rewarding

Launching a Medicare Advantage (MA) insurance plan is a huge undertaking for a senior living provider. However, the work and risks involved could be worthwhile, considering recent changes to the MA program and trends shaping the senior living industry — and some organizations are taking the leap, starting their own plans and creating a template […]

How Senior Living Providers Can Profit as Medicare Advantage Gains Momentum

There is likely significant financial upside for senior living providers who embrace care coordination and Medicare Advantage (MA) — and a potential big risk for those that don’t. That was the central argument posed in a panel discussion at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) spring conference in San Diego. Under […]

Senior Housing Occupancy, Labor Pressures Will Not Let Up in 2019

Although capital will continue to flow into senior housing, developers and operators will face a challenging environment in 2019. These challenges might be starkest in markets that have seen oversupply in recent years, but broader economic trends will create pressures across the board, according to Beth Mace, chief economist at the National Investment Center for […]

Upcoming Webinar: Senior Housing Finance & Investment Outlook for 2019

 Date: November 28 Time: 1-2pm CST Register Now Over the last year, senior living owners and investors have seen turmoil when it comes to the headlines driving the senior living business, with talk of over-supply and occupancy challenges. Stories about large transactions, new development, repositioning and a healthy debate about health care versus hospitality have […]

Senior Housing Penetration Rates Show Puzzling Variation Across Different Metro Areas

The U.S. senior housing penetration rate has hovered around 10% over the last decade, but there’s been wide variability across different metropolitan areas. It’s difficult to pinpoint why the rate varies so much from city to city, and gaining a greater understanding of what drives penetration has big implications for the industry. Increasing market penetration […]

Historically Low Senior Housing Occupancy Persisted In Q3

After tumbling to an eight-year low in Q2, senior housing occupancy nationwide remained unchanged at 87.9%, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) Q3 market fundamentals report. The occupancy rate is 0.8 percentage point lower than a year ago, 2.3% lower than the most recent high water mark of 90.2% […]

Wall Street Journal: Aging Boomers Divided on Being Called ‘Perennials’

Some aging baby boomers are rejecting the term “senior citizen,” but potential replacements like “perennial” are not yet gaining widespread traction. Other potential new terms, such as “vintage” and “golden ager,” also aren’t catching on widely, according to an article published Thursday in The Wall Street Journal. Observing that some boomers do not respond well […]