Senior housing occupancy declined to 89.7% in the second quarter, according to data released from The National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC). Though construction for the second quarter decreased slightly to 5.6% from 5.7%, it continues to exceed demand.
Beth Burnham Mace, NIC’s chief economist noted, “The annual absorption and inventory growth rates for assisted living are decelerating, although the pace of activity is still stronger for assisted living. If this pattern continues, it suggests that there will be additional downward pressure on occupancies for independent living in the near future.”
Source: Senior Housing News. NIC: Occupancy Trouble Brewing for Independent Living.