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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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Key Takeaways from the Second Quarter 2018 NIC Skilled Nursing Data Report

The second quarter 2018 NIC Skilled Nursing Data Report was released last week.  The report includes key monthly data metrics from October 2011 through June 2018.  The report also includes the latest urban vs. rural and revenue mix trends. Here are some key takeaways from the report: Pressure on skilled nursing occupancy continues as the […]

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Seniors Housing Pricing Still Strong, Private Buyers Drive Activity

As challenges persist in both skilled nursing and seniors housing fundamentals, pricing trends have differed over the past couple years. We have seen a decrease in the price per bed in the skilled nursing sector.  But at the same time and even with today’s more challenging operating environment, seniors housing price per unit has been […]

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How Have Seniors Housing and Care Segments Performed Since the Recent Market Cycle Peak?

Seniors housing is a multifaceted property type in commercial real estate, in part, because it is comprised of several different housing and care products designed to meet the diverse needs and desires of the older consumer. Product segments range from independent living, which focuses on hospitality and lifestyle services for healthy, active seniors, to assisted […]

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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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