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Helping families navigate healthcare maze may offer competitive advantage, experts advise

As assisted living operators look to the future, one strategy may depend on helping families navigate the ability to pay for care for their loved ones, housing experts said Tuesday.

You may not like what the NIC's middle-market study reveals

You may not like what the NIC's middle-market study reveals

It's very possible the real payoff of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care study of middle-market demand for seniors housing may be the reality check it delivers. And here, I'm afraid, the findings may not be so encouraging.

Assisted living occupancy falls to lowest level since 2010

Occupancy for assisted living in the first quarter of 2017 averaged 87.2%, its lowest level since early 2010, according to data released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's MAP Data Service.

$125,000 NIC study will assess demand for middle-market seniors housing

$125,000 NIC study will assess demand for middle-market seniors housing

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care is spending $125,000 to study the demand for middle-market seniors housing, the organization formally announced Monday. NIC CEO Robert G. Kramer shared previously undisclosed details with McKnight's Senior Living.

Payers 'can't ignore assisted living,' former senators say

Payers 'can't ignore assisted living,' former senators say

Former Sens. Tom Daschle and Bill Frist showed prescience at the NIC Spring Investment Forum when they said that any reform to the Affordable Care Act would need bipartisan support to be successful. They also shared their opinions on what is ahead for senior living and long-term care.

The hottest markets for senior living

The hottest markets for senior living

National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Senior Principal Lana Peck revealed the areas of the country with the most new construction for independent living, assisted living and memory care at the organization's 2017 Spring Investment Forum in San Diego.

NIC-funded study will examine demand for middle-market seniors housing

NIC-funded study will examine demand for middle-market seniors housing

The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care will be making a "major commitment" to studying the demand for middle-market seniors housing, NIC CEO Robert G. Kramer announced Thursday a luncheon at the organization's 2017 Spring Investment Forum in San Diego. Former Sens. Tom Daschle and Bill Frist also spoke.

Integrating housing and care can improve outcomes, save money, Juniper finds

Integrating housing and care can improve outcomes, save money, Juniper finds

A model that integrates onsite ancillary services with social supports and residential care may make senior living communities more attractive to payers and investors because it improves outcomes and saves money, according to new research presented Wednesday at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's Spring Investment Forum.

How the interest rate hike could affect seniors housing

How the interest rate hike could affect seniors housing

The Federal Reserve's decision on Wednesday to increase its benchmark rate by 25 basis points for the second time in three months could affect seniors housing in several ways, according to NIC Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace.

I hate to bring up these senior living challenges ...

I hate to bring up these senior living challenges ...

You don't have to be an expert to realize that many operators are not listening to the market. And as long-term strategies go, that's probably not a good one.

Seniors housing M&A activity down from 2015, data show

The number of mergers and acquisitions in seniors housing and care decreased in 2016 compared with 2015, according to data from two sources released Jan. 18.

How to sleep tight when traveling

How to sleep tight when traveling

If you're headed to a major senior living conference this year, you may find a new "best of" cities list of interest. But this is a list that no city wants to be on.

Inventory, asking rent growth bright spots of fourth quarter: NIC

Fourth-quarter data released Monday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's MAP Data Service reveals upward and downward trends in occupancy, absorption, inventory, construction and asking rent.

5 reasons all senior living communities should offer memory care services

5 reasons all senior living communities should offer memory care services

Is memory care becoming a necessary component of all seniors housing and care facilities? A look at current development trends coupled with rapidly changing demographics suggests the answer is yes.

Should residents have a bigger role in senior living conferences?

Should residents have a bigger role in senior living conferences?

End users of healthcare organizations have much to contribute to them through industry conferences, maintain the authors of a recently published paper. And yes, their assertion applies to senior living.

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June 21

A flash mob to remember

Indianapolis

Indianapolis International Airport visitors recently were surprised by a flash mob organized by American Senior Communities to raise awareness and funds for the Alzheimer's Association during June, which is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month.