In 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.
- 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.