“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Health, United States report for 2015, which was released on Wednesday, found the number of nursing facilities dropped from 16,389 in 1995 to 15,643 in 2014. The number of licensed beds also fell, from 1.75 million in 1995 to 1.69 million in 2014. The number of residents decreased from 1.48 million to 1.37 million in that same time frame. Occupancy rates for the country’s nursing homes also took a hit across the last decade, dropping from 84.5% to 80.8%, the report found.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Nursing homes recede as home and community-based care continues to expand.