Sr. Living Capital Access Still Challenged

Last week, a report from NIC (National Investment Conference) dropped covering the fourth quarter (2023) lending activity in senior living. As in prior quarters, capital access remains challenged. Data for the report came from 17 lenders, including banks, commercial real estate services, financial services companies, government sources, investment management firms, and real estate investment trusts. … Read more

Wednesday Feature: Lending Trends Still Reflecting a Tight Capital Environment

Happy Hump Day! The National Investment Center released its third quarter 2023 lending trends report and while the data is a bit old, it is reflective of current market conditions. The report is available here: NIC_Lending__Trends_Report_3Q2023 Suffice to say since I last provided an update on this subject area, things have not improved.  Capital access … Read more

The Cost of Assisted Living: A Report from Seniorly

Over the years I have written many articles about the cost of healthcare and in particular, the cost of senior living and senior healthcare. As the population ages, the demand for senior living and care expands. Per the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. population age 65 and over grew nearly five times faster than the … Read more

Senior Living Occupancy Trends: Positive Fourth Quarter Data | National Investment Center

Fourth quarter data is out from the National Investment Center regarding senior living/senior care occupancies and the trend remains positive. See the NIC summary here: 4Q23-NIC-MAP-Market-Fundamentals-PDF Senior Housing occupancy, 4th quarter, came in at 85.1%, up 80 basis points from the 3rd quarter. Nursing home/SNF occupancy rose to 83.1%, up 70 basis points. Assisted Living … Read more

The Impact of Baby Boomers on Senior Living/Senior Healthcare

The oldest boomers are about to turn 80 in 2026. This age point is typically the trigger point for advancing needs in secure living environments, services increase (ADL and IADL support), and increasing healthcare consumption. The baby boom generation is defined as folks born between 1946 and 1964. The “boom” reference is the rapid number of children … Read more

Friday Feature: Affordability of Senior Living and Services

TGIF and Happy Hanukkah (to my Jewish colleagues and friends)! A major concern as the demographic in the U.S. ages is senior housing and services affordability. The expanding cohort of seniors in terms of real purchasing power, is not as financially fit as prior generations. The Baby Boomers for example, while well paid in their … Read more

Friday Feature: Senior Living Credit/Borrowing Still, Very Soft

TGIF! This week has been very busy with lots of data and lots of economic news. We got a new report from the BLS on inflation. We got earnings reports from Home Depot, Target, and yesterday, Wal Mart indicating what we saw from the Conference Board – consumers are slowing their spending.  I called the … Read more

3rd Quarter Senior Housing Update

Senior Housing has had a long, slow grind toward recovery, post-pandemic. Fitch classified the Life Plan component as “deteriorating”. Among the many challenges the industry sectors (Independent, Assisted, Life Plan) faced, access to capital and access and maintenance of dependable and qualified labor are the two most challenging. COVID shaved occupancies rather substantially. Pre-pandemic, as … Read more

Friday Feature: Sr. Living Occupancy Update + (plus)

Yesterday we got a good look at the status of the SNF industry via a data report from CLA. Today, as the week ends, we can look at the broad industry as a whole and where occupancies are trending. NIC (National Investment Center) released its occupancy snapshot for senior living for Quarter 3. That summary … Read more

Quality and Quantity of Life for Seniors, in Senior Housing

Since my first years in senior housing and health care, and my work way back when with Alwyn Powell (AV Powell, AV Powell and Associates), I have been fascinated by the aging journey in care settings – lengths of stay, health care utilization, quality of life and quantity of life. I’ve supported numerous research studies … Read more