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Nursing Home Statistics

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Nursing Home / Long Term Care Statistics Data
Total number of nursing homes in the U.S. 16,639
Total number of licensed nursing home beds 1,736,645
Total number of nursing home residents 1,383,700
Percent of nursing homes with for-profit ownership 68.2 %
Average annual cost of nursing home care in the U.S. $73,000
Average annual cost of assisted living care $43,000
Average ratio of nursing home aids to residents 1 to 30
Number of caregivers who provide care to someone age 50 or over 34,000,000
Number of people who receive long-term care by service Number of People
Home health agencies 4,742,500
Nursing homes 1,383,700
Hospices 1,244,500
Residential care communities 713,300
Adult day service centers 273,200
Total number of people under long-term care 8,357,100
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Nursing Home Resident Demographics Percent
Average age someone is admitted into a nursing home 79
Percent of nursing home residents that are female 66 %
Percent of nursing home residents with no daily living impairments 20.4 %
Percent of nursing home residents who will stay there five or more years 10 %
Percent of individuals who reach age 65 who will enter a nursing home during their lifetime 40 %
Percent of nursing home residents who suffer from a fall each year 65 %
Percent of nursing home residents who take anti-psychotic drugs 33 %
Nursing Home Abuse Statistics Data
Percent of nursing home residents who reported they had been abused 44 %
Percent of nursing home residents who said they had been neglected or seen another resident neglected 95 %
Percent of Certified Nursing Assistants who have pushed, grabbed, or shoved a nursing home resident 17 %
Percent of Certified Nursing Assistants who have yelled at a resident 23 %
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: CDC, AARP, NORS
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: January 4, 2016

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