The Easy Guide to Long Term Care Statistics For Carers
Providers of long term care for the elderly and the disabled,
such as nursing homes, professional nurses, and assisted living
facilities need to be able to keep track of what is going on in
their industry. Being able to keep up on the latest statistics
and facts about long term care lets you know what other providers
and facilities are doing, as well as the laws that regulate your
business. Providing the best care you can is an important priority,
but it's also vital to know what the going rates and practices
are. Fortunately, there are a number of locations where you can
find long term care statistics.
AARP maintains a website including reports and profiles of long
term care by year and by state. While not every year is represented,
there are still a large number of statistics and profiles available.
Each state is compared to the others through rankings and national
averages. A snapshot of each state's demographics, need for long
term care, available long term care services, and financing is
created by the data in these profiles. They are available online
for free download from the research section of the AARP website.
Other long term care statistics are available in different places
online. These include useful information such as the following,
which could be of help for carers planning their rates or investigating
what insurance will cover. The daily rate for a private room in
a nursing home in 2006 was around $200. A semi-private room was
$183. The rate for a private room was expected to rise to $250
in 2007. Adult day care is estimated to cost around $13,000 to
$25,000 by comparison. More than half of the US population is expected
to require some kind of long term care at some point in their lives.
This, combined with the aging of the Baby Boom generation, means
that the long term care industry is continuing to grow. One out
of five Americans over the age of 50 is at risk of needing long
term care in the next year, and in couples over the age of 65,
there's a 75% change that one partner will require long term care.
Long term care statistics are an important way for caregivers
throughout the industry to keep track of what is going on in their
field. This way they can plan accordingly to give the best quality
of service while maintaining consistency in their business. Because
most Americans will need quality long term care at some point in
their lives, it's important for the care industry to keep going
strong, so that it will be able to provide for their needs.