Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Federal Government Releases New Reports on Residential Care

Lindsay Schwartz

The National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), recently released new reports with data from the 2014 National Study of Long Term Care Providers.

The first report, "Long-Term Care Providers and Services in the United States," includes a national profile of long term care providers including residential care (includes assisted living), adult day care, hospice, home health, and nursing homes. The report highlights resident characteristics which covers the percentage of residents needing assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs), percentage of residents with chronic diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, and utilization of Medicaid.

The next report, "Variation in Residential Care Community Nurse Aide Staffing Levels: United States 2014," is an overview of staffing levels by different characteristics of residential care community and residents. Characteristics of each include number of beds, geographic location, and assistance with any activities of daily living.

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