Skilled Nursing Facility

New report finds low occupancy rates at SNFs in all 48 continental states

All 48 continental states had an occupancy rate lower than 80% in 2020, new data from CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA) finds. CLA studied SNF occupancy trends across the U.S. and found that New York had the highest average occupancy in 2020 at 79%, and Texas had the lowest at 56%. The study also found that Massachusetts had the lowest drop of any state from 2019 to 2020, going from 90% occupancy to 70%.

While it’s unclear how long these low occupancy rates are expected to last, and if there will be a rise in occupancy post-COVID, low occupancy has become a major pain point for a vast majority of SNFs over the past year.