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Deep Dive: Memory Care Performance in the Primary Markets

It’s no secret that the U.S. population of seniors living with dementia is expected to grow in the coming years and thus the demand for memory care (MC) services is expected to increase as well. As a result of anticipated demand, there has been notable growth in memory care units, especially between 2011 and 2016. This has occurred in freestanding memory care properties as well as in properties that offer […]

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The Forgotten Middle: NIC’s Middle Market Seniors Housing Study Soon to be Released

The long-awaited results of “The Forgotten Middle:  Middle Market Seniors Housing Study” will soon be released, in conjunction with two upcoming events. A peer-reviewed manuscript, two perspective articles, and two blog posts, all to be published by Health Affairs, will be released at the upcoming Health Affairs policy forum in Washington, D.C. on April 24th. […]

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196,000 Jobs Created in March 2019

The Labor Department reported that there were 196,000 jobs added in March, above the consensus expectation of 177,000.  This marked the 102nd consecutive month of job growth.  The latest three-month average is 180,000, less than last year’s 223,000 monthly average but still strong and consistent with more modest growth anticipated for 2019. January was revised […]

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Game Changer! NIC MAP® Introduces Rate Tiers

NIC MAP® Seniors Housing Rate Tiers Similar to the intent of “class categorizations” seen across other commercial real estate property types, NIC MAP® has recently developed a “rate tiers” approach to our seniors housing property database that is quantitative and objective, with a goal to further segment our data for our clients. Useful to investors, […]

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Behind the Scenes – Inside NIC’s Data Group, Part 2

Last week’s post on NIC’s data group introduced some of the teams and processes involved in collecting the most accurate and reliable data available on America’s seniors housing and care properties. This second half of the story delves into processing and reporting on the data. A team of three full-time analysts is responsible for processing […]

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