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Skilled nursing occupancy begins to stabilize: NIC

Occupancy at U.S. skilled nursing facilities increased to 71.2% in February, as reported by the latest monthly skilled nursing data released Thursday from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. SNF occupancy had reached a record low of 70.7% in January, according to NIC MAP data prepared and released by NIC MAP Vision.

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As report cites older adult struggle to meet expenses, expert says HCBS proposal won’t help middle market

Older adults are struggling to meet cost-of-living expenses in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas, according to a new report from UMass Boston’s Gerontology Institute. But federal, state and local entities can play an important role in removing barriers to a secure retirement, the authors say. The Biden administration’s American Jobs Plan, which would allocate $400 billion in spending on home- and community-based care, will not help middle-income older adults as written, however, Nexus Insights founder Bob Kramer says.

COVID-19 pandemic may drive more SNF-hospital partnerships: speakers

Unlike home health and other post-acute sectors, to date skilled nursing operators and hospitals have not entered into many joint venture partnerships. Yet the COVID-19 pandemic may have been the wakeup call hospitals and skilled nursing facilities needed to consider more integrated relationships that strengthen alignment, according to speakers Wednesday at a National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care “Leadership Huddle” webinar.

Long-term care lenders say COVID-19 continues to affect terms, requirements

As senior living and skilled nursing residents complete their COVID-19 vaccinations and case counts continue to decrease within the setting, some banks may be getting ready to re-enter the long-term care sector — though under new terms and requirements. That’s one of several findings in the latest lender survey released Tuesday by specialty investment bank Ziegler, in partnership with the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care.

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SNF occupancy hits record low again in January: NIC report

Occupancy continued to be challenged as the skilled nursing industry navigated the first months of 2021, according to the latest monthly skilled nursing data report from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care. Occupancy fell to a new low of 71.2%, dropping 0.4% below December’s numbers and 13.8% below pre-pandemic levels.

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