Nursing Occupancy Took Expected Dip in Second Quarter

Just as experts predicted, occupancy rates for nursing facilities declined between the first and second quarters of 2017. Nursing care facilities were 86.5% full in the second quarter, according to the most recent figures from the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). That’s down from the 87.2% first-quarter figure presented in the […]

Concentration of For-Profit, Chain SNFs Grew Over Last Six Years

For-profit skilled nursing operators captured a gradually larger share of the United States SNF market from 2009 and 2015, while non-profits increasingly ceded ground to governments. In 2015, for-profits accounted for 68.4% of the nation’s 15,583 certified nursing facilities, according to a Tuesday report from the Kaiser Family Foundation. That’s compared to a 23.8% share […]

Hospitals with Post-Acute Services Produce Better Outcomes than SNFs

At first, the conclusion seems obvious: Hospitals that sink more money into post-acute services provide better care to patients than their lower-spending counterparts. But those findings, released this week by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have stark implications for skilled nursing providers. “We find that patients who go to hospitals that rely more […]