Long-Term Care Services in the United States: 2013 Overview

Long Term Care ServicesIn December 2013, the US Center for Health Statistics released a comprehensive report, Long-Term Care Services in the United States: 2013 Overview, which looks at the country’s 58,000 paid, regulated, long-term care providers as well as the demographic characteristics of the eight million long-term care consumers.

The report examines long-term care providers’ varying sizes, staffing practices and services. It also looks at direct-care workers’ roles at home care agencies and in long-term care settings.
 
Key findings in the report include:
  • Provider sectors differed in ownership, and average size and supply varied by region.
  •  Provider sectors differed in their nursing staffing levels, use of social workers, and variety of  services offered.
  • Rates of use of long-term care services varied by sector and state.
  • Users of long-term care services varied by sector in their demographic and health characteristics and functional status.
To read the full report, click here.