Research - JUNE 26, 2020

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NIC: COVID-19’s impact on senior living properties

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The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on residents in senior living and care properties varies greatly depending on where they reside, a new survey shows. Testing for coronavirus is most prevalent in nursing care and assisted living facilities, with confirmed positive tests highest at nursing care facilities. Residents of independent living facilities, who typically have greater mobility and fewer healthcare challenges, have the lowest percent of confirmed positive at 0.2 percent. The analysis was conducted by the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care (NIC), a national nonprofit organization supporting access and choice in senior housing and care.

Unlike cumulative data reported by the federal government and most states, which shows growing levels of testing and positive COVID-19 cases over time, NIC’s survey offers a snapshot of the testing and reach of the disease across the senior housing and care sector by focusing only on current residents’ status on a

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