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Long-Term Care Services in the US: 2013 Overview

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics provides information on the supply, organizational characteristics, staffing, and services offered by long term care service providers, including adult day service centers, residential care communities, home health agencies, hospices, and nursing homes.  It also profiles the users of these services, covering their demographic, health, and functional characteristics.

In 2012 there were about 58,500 regulated long term care service providers in the nation that served 8 million people. These providers included:

  • 4,800 adult day services centers
  • 12,200 home health agencies
  • 3,700 hospices
  • 15,700 nursing homes
  • 22,200 assisted living and similar residential care communities

Geographical differences in the supply, use and characteristics of long term care services are also presented.

Source: Harris-Kojetin L and others. Long-term care services in the United States:  2013 overview. National Center for Health Statistics, Dec. 2013. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nsltcp/long_term_care_services_2013.pdf. Related state web tables and maps: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nsltcp/State_estimates_for_NCHS_Series_3_37.pdf

Posted by AHA Resource Center (312) 422-2050, rc@aha.org

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