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How many older people live in nursing homes in the United States?

 
According to the U.S. Bureau of the Census, slightly over 5 percent of the 65+ population occupy nursing homes, congregate care, assisted living, and board-and-care homes, and about 4.2 percent are in nursing homes at any given time. The rate of nursing home use increases with age from 1.4 percent of the young-old to 24.5 percent of the oldest-old. Almost 50 percent of those 95 and older live in nursing homes.

 

 

 

Linda Breytspraak, Center on Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City

 

 

 

 

 


 
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