Category: nursing homes

Differences in Characteristics of Adult Day Services Centers, by Level of Medical Service Provision

A new NCHS report provides estimates of the most current nationally representative distribution of adult day services centers (ADSCs) and participants by level of the center’s medical service provision. It also examines differences in organizational characteristics, participant characteristics, and geographical characteristics of ADSCs by medical service provision. Findings: In 2016, 16.1% of ADSCs were nonmedical, Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Who Volunteered or Worked in a Hospital, Medical Clinic, Doctor’s Office, Dentist’s Office, Nursing Home, or Some Other Health Care Facility by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2016–2018

During 2016–2018, women aged 18 years or older were more likely to volunteer or work in a hospital, medical clinic, doctor’s office, dentist’s office, nursing home, or some other health care facility (health care settings) than were men (12.3% compared with 5.2%). Non-Hispanic black (15.8%), Asian (12.8%), and white women (12.3%) were more likely to Read More >

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QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged ≥65 Years Who Received Care at Home From a Nurse or Other Health Care Professional During the Past 12 Months

In 2018, the percentage of adults aged ≥65 years who received care at home from a nurse or other health care professional during the past 12 months increased with age from 4.5% for adults aged 65–69 years, to 8.2% for those aged 70–74 years and 13.2% for those aged ≥75 years. Source: National Health Interview Read More >

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Stat of the Day – June 14, 2017

#STATOFTHEDAY In 2014, half of nursing home residents diagnosed w/ #alzheimers #alzheimersawarenessmonth — NCHS (@NCHStats) June 14, 2017 Read More >

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Report examines racial differences in nursing homes

In 2004, 11% of the 1.3 million nursing home residents aged 65 and over in the United States were black. Recent research suggests that black nursing home residents may be more likely than residents of other races to reside in facilities that have serious deficiencies, such as low staffing ratios and greater financial vulnerability. The Read More >

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Report card for Nation’s health focuses on young adults aged 18-29

Young adults in the United States aged 18-29 face a number of health challenges, including increases in obesity, high injury rates, and a lack of insurance coverage compared to other adults, according to the latest report on the nation’s health from NCHS. Obesity rates have tripled among young adults in the past three decades, rising Read More >

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New stats on end-of-life care in nursing homes

Data from the 2004 National Nursing Home Survey (most recent available) sheds light on end-of-life (EOL) care in nursing homes. One in four residents began EOL care before being admitted to a nursing home. Nursing home residents receiving EOL care were older, more functionally and cognitively impaired, and more likely to have reported pain in Read More >

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