Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Get Assisted Living Facts & Figures from NCAL

Lindsay Schwartz

NCAL is proud to release a new section of its website called Facts and Figures to assist providers, policymakers, stakeholders and consumers find the latest national data available on the assisted living profession.

Facts & Figures
The website is organized into four different categories: communities, finance (including reimbursement), residents, and workforce. NCAL compiled statistics from multiple, credible data sources to offer the most pertinent information related to each category.

A consistent source of assisted living data was the Centers for Disease Control’s National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The agency conducts a survey on long term care settings, including residential care communities (aka assisted living), every two years. NCHS also offers state-level data on certain aspects of its survey.

Other sources of information were Genworth, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

The Facts and Figures section of the NCAL website can be found on the main navigation bar shown on any page within the website, or at www.ahcancal.org/ncal/facts.

NCAL members looking for ways to collect and assess their own organization’s data can utilize LTC Trend Tracker. Assisted living members can upload, track and benchmark data on staff turnover and retention, customer satisfaction, hospital admissions and readmissions, off-label use of antipsychotic medications, and occupancy rates. LTC Trend Tracker is an exclusive member benefit – at no additional cost to AHCA/NCAL member providers.

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