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Jobs Increase by 201,000 in August 2018.

The Labor Department reported that there were 201,000 jobs created in the U.S. economy in August, above the consensus expectation of 190,000.  However, revisions subtracted 50,000 to the prior two months as June was revised to 208,000 from 224,000 and July was revised to 147,000 from 157,000.  Payrolls have averaged 207,000 per month so far this year, up from 182,000…
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Speakers Challenge Conventional Thinking on the Future of Aging

Popular NIC Talks series returns to fall conference Today’s disruptive innovations often determine the future. Uber has upended the transportation business. Amazon changed retailing. The same holds true for the concept of aging. Disruptive innovations will change the future of the aging experience and drive how society responds to the needs of an aging population in the years ahead. With…
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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 relatively steady which shows that…
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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 living for residents who are…
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It’s Not Science Fiction Any More

Will technology really help provide care solutions for the seniors housing and care sector? According to the 2018 NIC Fall Conference lunch speaker, new technology will have a huge impact on care—and sooner than you may think. Global tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa is well-known for his ability to predict and describe revolutionary technological advances long before they transform our lives.…
Topics: Research
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