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Seniors housing a 'best bet' for investors: report

Seniors housing a 'best bet' for investors: report

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Several factors are converging to make seniors housing one of the "expected best bets" for investors this year, according to a new report.

Senior living market fundamentals stagnant in fourth quarter

Senior living market fundamentals stagnant in fourth quarter

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Occupancy, annual absorption and construction as a share of existing inventory in senior living remained unchanged in the fourth quarter compared with the third quarter, the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care said Thursday as it released fourth-quarter performance data captured by the NIC MAP Data Service.

Memory care occupancy increasing

Memory care occupancy increasing

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Occupancy in memory care increased in the third quarter, somewhat reversing from a downward trend that had begun in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Chief Economist Beth Burnham Mace.

Your favorite columns of 2017

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An examination of analytics reveals which business challenges were top topics of interest for McKnight's Senior Living website visitors, newsletter readers and social media followers and friends in 2017. Here's a chance to revisit our most popular columns of the year or to read them for the first time.

Outlook for CCRC occupancy depends on type of community

Outlook for CCRC occupancy depends on type of community

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Occupancy at continuing care retirement communities is trending upward overall, but some types of communities are experiencing higher rates than others, according to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

Seniors housing continues to produce strong returns

Seniors housing continues to produce strong returns

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Seniors housing continues to produce higher annualized total returns than apartment, hotel, office and retail properties, according to the National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.

Texas among states with big gains in senior housing inventory

Texas among states with big gains in senior housing inventory

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When it comes to senior living, Texas is hopping — or at least parts of it are.

Assisted living occupancy inches up in third quarter

Assisted living occupancy inches up in third quarter

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Occupancy in assisted living communities averaged 86.6% during the third quarter, up 0.2 percentage point from the second quarter, when it had fallen to its lowest point ever for the second time in 11 years, according to data released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's MAP Data Service.

5-year study aims to prove benefits of life plan community living

5-year study aims to prove benefits of life plan community living

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A five-year study of more than 2,000 life plan community residents by the Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging and Northwestern University will try to determine the effects that living in such a community has on residents' long-term health and wellness, the institute announced Tuesday.

Four takeaways from the NIC meeting

Four takeaways from the NIC meeting

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While I have been attending NIC conferences for more than two decades, I marvel at how relevant and informative they continue to be. The 2017 event was no exception. Here are but four takeaways from last week's event.

Kim Campbell is on a memory care mission

Kim Campbell is on a memory care mission

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Three years after Glen Campbell received his Alzheimer's diagnosis, his wife, Kim, didn't know that memory care communities existed. Now she's on a mission to ensure that other family caregivers of those with dementia don't find themselves in the same position.

$16 million, 5-year study will test artificial intelligence in senior living

$16 million, 5-year study will test artificial intelligence in senior living

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IBM and the University of California San Diego on Thursday announced a $16 million, five-year collaboration that will test how artificial intelligence, or AI, can be used to help detect mild cognitive impairment earlier in retirement community residents and other older adults.

Gingrich: Look to alternatives to immigration for workforce solutions

Gingrich: Look to alternatives to immigration for workforce solutions

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Immigration isn't the answer to senior living's workforce challenges, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich told those attending Wednesday's opening general session of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care in Chicago. He offered several alternatives.

Senior living oversupply means $20 billion in capital not earning returns: NIC speakers

Senior living oversupply means $20 billion in capital not earning returns: NIC speakers

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Oversupply in senior living means that almost $20 billion in capital is not earning returns in the marketplace, two speakers told those attending a Tuesday afternoon session at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care Fall Conference in Chicago.

Way to grow! NIC will focus on key issues

Way to grow! NIC will focus on key issues

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The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's new CEO, Brian Jurutka, lays out the organization's plans for the future in this exclusive interview.

The real problem exposed by declining occupancy levels

The real problem exposed by declining occupancy levels

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It's getting tougher to keep assisted living buildings filled, but some explanations as to why seem to be ill-fitting.

Joint effort aims to educate senior living executive directors about financial fraud

Joint effort aims to educate senior living executive directors about financial fraud

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Four senior housing and care provider organizations have teamed up with the FINRA Investor Education Foundation to educate senior living executive directors about financial fraud and share resources that those leaders, in turn, can pass along to colleagues, residents and families.

Senior housing transaction volume down 78% in second quarter

Senior housing transaction volume down 78% in second quarter

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Senior housing transaction volume in the second quarter was down 78% from the first quarter, mainly because of a decrease in institutional buyers, according to Bill Kauffman, senior principal at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

Inventory growth knocks assisted living occupancy to lowest point since 2009

Inventory growth knocks assisted living occupancy to lowest point since 2009

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Occupancy rates for assisted living communities reached their lowest point in eight years in the second quarter, driven down by inventory growth that outpaced healthy absorption rates, according to data released Wednesday by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care's MAP Data Service.

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Kramer: NIC transition will 'focus my passion'

Kramer: NIC transition will 'focus my passion'

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As Robert Kramer prepares to pass the CEO baton to Brian Jurutka at the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, both discuss the organization's past and future in this exclusive interview.

NIC's Jurutka to succeed Kramer as president and CEO

NIC's Jurutka to succeed Kramer as president and CEO

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Robert Kramer, CEO of the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care, will step down July 17 from the leadership role he's held for 27 years, the group announced Thursday afternoon. Brian Jurutka, who has been NIC's president for the past two years, will take on CEO duties as part of the transition.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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Jan. 17

Party in the sky

Rancho Bernardo, CA

Remington Club resident Joel Halpern recently celebrated his 95th birthday by skydiving.