Senior Housing

Senior Housing

The senior housing and care industry provides both housing and an array of services to older adults. Constant change in senior housing trends presents new challenges and opportunities. NIC provides transparency and insights into the sector so investors can navigate today’s market and provide housing and care for America’s elders.

Investing in Senior Housing 

Senior housing communities will increasingly serve a growing baby boomer population. Navigating the senior housing and care property sector can be informed by NIC’s latest research and actionable insights on trends in senior housing. Every fall and spring, NIC hosts conferences that highlight the potential for senior living and healthcare leaders to enhance the integration of healthcare and housing services.  

Senior Couple Riding Bikes

Independent Living

Properties that offer independent living services for older adults. For a fee, there is access to meals in addition to housekeeping, social and transportation services.

Seniors at an Assisted Living Facility

Assisted Living

Properties that provide supportive care from trained employees. Residents are unable to live independently and require assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). 

Senior Women at Nursing Care Facility

Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Age-restricted properties that offer a full continuum of housing options, generally including independent living, assisted living, memory care, and nursing care on one campus

Nurse Assisting Elderly Women

Memory Care

Properties that provide services to residents suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. This property type dedicates specific programs for older adults with memory impairment.