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At 38,000 May’s Job Gains Are Down Sharply

The Labor Department reported that nonfarm payrolls increased by only 38,000 positions in May, much less than the 160,000 positions consensus projection. Over the past 3 months, monthly job increases have averaged 116,000, down sharply from the average gain of 240,000 over the past two years. The weakness in May’s payrolls was broad-based. Employment fell in information services, temporary services,…
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A Commitment to Quality Makes a Difference for the Industry

By Liz Liberman, Health Care Analyst, NIC As quality increasingly is key to understanding a skilled nursing property’s performance, organizations across seniors housing and care are championing quality improvements. One clear example is the American Health Care Association (AHCA), which last week publicized several moves to promote quality in the nursing home industry. AHCA is a trade association that supports…
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Conversations and Connections at the 2016 NIC Fall Conference

Registration is underway for the 2016 NIC Fall Conference, September 14–16 in downtown Washington, D.C. With full schedules of networking and programming for all three days, the conference will attract seniors housing and care leaders focused on shoring up connections and adding their voices to discussions central to the industry. Networking Connections Take Central Stage The conference offers attendees a…
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Aging and the U.S. Economy

By Beth Burnham Mace, Chief Economist, NIC The long-anticipated increase of the age 65+ population has started, thanks to the aging baby boomer generation, lower birth rates, and improved longevity—and it’s only expected to continue. By 2030, 21% of the population, an estimated 74 million people, will be past retirement age. This growing demographic will have serious and long-lasting implications…
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Beyond the Title: Second Look at David Grabowski’s Nursing Home Study

By Liz Liberman, Health Care Analyst, NIC David Grabowski, professor of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, published a very interesting study in conjunction with the University of Michigan, in the May issue of Health Affairs. What caught the attention of the press was not the study itself but its attention-grabbing title: “Low-Quality Nursing Homes Were More
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