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 […]

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 […]

More Black, Hispanic Older Adults Likely Can’t Afford Senior Housing, Care By 2035

Millions of Black and Hispanic older adults will be unable to afford senior housing and healthcare services as they age within the next decade. That’s according to NORC at the University of Chicago, which on Feb. 15 released a new analysis to its “Forgotten Middle” study commissioned by The SCAN Foundation. The number of middle-income […]

Public Sector, Partnerships Can Help Industry Meet Middle-Market Assisted Living Demand

The senior living industry must provide more affordable assisted living for low- and middle-income older adults in the years to come, and the public sector can play a role in that effort. That’s according to a recent white paper from The American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL), which outlined barriers […]

CCRCs ‘Significantly Safer’ from Covid-19 Death than Non-Congregate Housing for Older Adults, Once Vaccines Available

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) is forging ahead, going deeper on data than ever before and introducing new educational and research initiatives amid a “great transformation” underway in the senior living industry, NIC President and CEO Ray Braun said Wednesday at the organization’s spring conference in San Diego. “We need […]

Inside Senior Living’s Massive, Untapped Behavioral Health Opportunity

Almost three-fourths of senior living residents in assisted living and memory care are living with behavioral health needs such as depression, anxiety and addiction. That was one eye-popping statistic from a study released last month by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC) and NORC at the University of Chicago. Independent living […]

3 Data Points Shedding Light on Future of Senior Living

In the last month, a number of reports have provided data points that shed light on what the future holds for senior living. These reports have included an update on the middle market opportunity, a definition of the active adult rental sector, a breakdown of health conditions and spending among residents, a deep-dive into memory […]