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October Jobless Rate Remains at Lowest Level Since 1969

The unemployment rate held steady at 3.7% in October, which is the lowest rate since December 1969. The jobless rate remains well below the rate of what is generally believed to be the “natural rate of unemployment” of 4.5%, which suggests that there will be building pressure on wage rate growth. Evidence is mounting that […]

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Apples to Apples: How have CCRC care segments performed since the recent market cycle peak compared to freestanding and combined care segments?

Expanding on a recent blog post that detailed care segment performance in the Primary Markets since the most recent market cycle peak that was reached in the fourth quarter of 2014 for the seniors housing and care segments, this analysis goes a step further by  considering the market fundamentals of segments within continuing care retirement […]

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Lisa Marsh Ryerson Previews Her NIC Talk: Imagining the New Old Age

For the 2018 NIC Fall Conference, the highly popular NIC Talks program returns with eight fresh speakers from beyond the seniors housing and care sector. As in previous years, the TED-style talks are designed to be insightful, highly relevant, and thought provoking – all in 12 minutes. This year’s speakers represent a wide range of […]

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AI, Robots, Smart Apps and Senior Care – the Future is Near

  Tech expert Vivek Wadhwa to speak at 2018 NIC Fall Conference Global tech entrepreneur, author, academic and advocate, Vivek Wadhwa, will be the 2018 NIC Fall Conference luncheon speaker. Wadhwa will focus on the practical solutions that new technological advances will make possible in the near future. The concept of robots disrupting seniors housing […]

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NIC Skilled Nursing Data Report: Key Takeaways from the First Quarter 2018

Occupancy Continues to Fall, Despite Typical Seasonal Influence Managed Medicare represents increasingly larger share of skilled nursing revenue NIC released its first quarter 2018 Skilled Nursing Data Report last week, which includes key monthly data points from October 2011 through March 2018. Here are some key takeaways from the report: First quarter national occupancy decreased […]

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