Skilled Nursing Facility

SNF occupancy reached record low in December

December 2020 saw the lowest SNF occupancy, 71.7%, since the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing & Care began recording data in 2012.

The 71.7% occupancy is a sharp decline compared to the 85% occupancy SNFs saw in February of the same year.

Despite the vaccination programs, and lower COVID-positivity rates at SNFs, experts warn that some SNFs may not be able to sustain operating costs without federal intervention.