NIC COVID-19 Resource Center

During these unprecedented times, our deepest concerns go out to those directly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and those on the frontline keeping residents of seniors housing and skilled nursing communities safe. We understand that seniors housing and skilled nursing operators are bearing tremendous burdens, and NIC applauds your efforts to protect and serve residents of seniors housing and skilled nursing communities.

NIC is responding by doing what we do best − delivering data, analytics, and connections – to continue to provide transparency to the sector. We’ve launched numerous initiatives to speed the delivery of quality data and information to facilitate problem-solving and decision making across the industry. Be sure to visit this page often for updates and subscribe to our biweekly NIC Recap Newsletter at the bottom of this page.

Page Contents:

Leadership Huddles
Executive Survey Insights
Skilled Nursing COVID-19 Tracker
NIC Intra-Quarterly Snapshot
Studying the Impact of COVID-19 on Older Adults
NIC COVID-19 Related Articles
NIC Joins the Industry

Leadership Huddles Webinar Series

Bringing together experts to offer timely perspectives from across the sector with a focus on the intersection between capital providers and operators of seniors housing and care. The Leadership Huddles Webinar Series will be offered periodically throughout the crisis. To learn more about prior and upcoming webinars check the links below:

  • Seniors Housing Equity Players Talk Investment Strategy | May 12, 2021

Previous Leadship Huddles

Executive Survey Insights

NIC has created important benchmarks, beginning during the COVID-19 pandemic and continuing today, on senior housing and care. Survey results allow the market to be better informed on a timely basis. Surveys are distributed on a monthly basis.

Executive Survey Insights covers occupancy rates, move-in and move-out rates, development pipelines, staffing, and supports for frontline community employees and staff.

View Survey Results:

Previous Executive Survey Insights

Submit Data via Weekly Survey Link

Owner/operator executives (one per company) can provide data, by completing the survey regularly. A sneak peek of the results are shared with survey participants on Wednesday evenings with public release Thursday mornings.

Executive Survey Insights – COVID-19 was designed to provide insights into how COVID-19 penetration differs across care segments from both a cumulative and in-place perspective. This survey has been suspended as of August 2020. See Executive Survey Insights – Market Fundamentals results above for timely insights on the impact of COVID-19 on seniors housing and care.

View Survey Results:

Skilled Nursing COVID-19 Tracker

NIC’s Skilled Nursing COVID-19 Tracker provides an indicator on the rate of virus spread within U.S. skilled nursing facilities by geographic location, offering insight on where cases are spreading, slowing, or remaining flat.

  • Interactive dashboard. Sort by map, or filter by U.S. region, subregion, state, and county
  • Week-over-week comparisons at both state and county levels
  • Rate of change of confirmed cases and fatalities
  • Time series trends, including change in cases, fatalities, and occupancy
  • Supplemental data filters by property size, occupancy, and new cases as a share of residents

NIC Intra-Quarterly Snapshot

This monthly report gives access to timely data that offers the transparency needed to make informed decisions. To provide data updates even more frequently, NIC MAP® Data Service offers Intra-Quarterly Data — available to clients with access to the Professional and/or Fundamentals & Insights products.

The Intra-Quarterly Data includes:

  • Stabilized occupancy across the national aggregates of all markets, primary markets, secondary markets, and the primary and secondary markets combined.
  • Data aggregated for seniors housing and nursing care.
  • Three-month rolling data for stabilized occupancy reported on a monthly basis.
  • Data reported for the past 13 months.

The data is featured in a report that includes highlights of the NIC MAP Intra-Quarterly Data, along with key takeaways and context from NIC Chief Economist, Beth Burnham Mace.

View Press Release

*NEW* Study on Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Older Adults

New research sheds light on COVID-19 mortality rates among seniors, both in congregate settings and their surrounding geographic areas. The study was conducted by NORC at the University of Chicago (NORC), through a grant from NIC, in support of the NIC mission to improve access and choice in seniors housing and care through transparency.

Press Release

NIC COVID-19  Related Articles

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Serving America’s Elders

NIC joins the industry in supporting the prioritization of frontline care workers’ needs as they protect and serve our most vulnerable citizens, older Americans. The challenges ahead can only be solved if frontline healthcare workers receive the support they need.

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