Assisted living use is above average in 13 states

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Adults aged 85 or more years in 13 states used assisted living at a statistically significant higher rate than the national average in 2014, according to data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics as a supplement to the 2014 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers.

The highest use occurred in states in the Northwest and Midwest.

Whereas the national rate (of residents aged 85 or more years living in an assisted living community or similar residential care community on any given day per 1,000 persons) was 62 in 2014, the rate was 166 in Oregon and 165 in Washington, according to the report.

The other states where use was above average among those aged at least 85 years were Minnesota (125), North Dakota (118), South Dakota (111), Nebraska (108), Idaho (105), Montana and Wisconsin (90 each), Pennsylvania (89), Maine (86), Utah (79) and Vermont (72).

Assisted living use among those aged 85 or more years in 2014

Source: NCHS, National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2014

The report also contained data indicating that adults aged 65 or more years in 16 states used assisted living at a statistically significant higher rate than the national average in 2014. Again, rates were highest in the Northwest and Midwest.

Whereas the national rate (of residents aged 65 or more years living in an assisted living community on any given day per 1,000 persons) was 17 in 2014, the rate was 42 in Oregon and Washington and 40 in North Dakota.

The other states where use was above average among those aged at least 65 years were North Dakota (40), Minnesota (33), Nebraska (32), South Dakota (31), Wisconsin (30), Idaho and Montana (26 each), Maine (24), Pennsylvania (23), Kansas (22), Utah (20), California and Rhode Island (19 each) and Vermont (18).

The report also included data related to adult day care, nursing homes, home health and hospice as well as state data related to operator characteristics, staffing, services offered and service users.

Assisted living use among those aged 65 or more years in 2014

Source: NCHS, National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2014

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