31+ Important Nursing Home Statistics For 2022 & Beyond

Nursing Home Statistics


There are currently 1.29 million residents in nursing homes, and that number has continued to decline over the past few decades.

Nursing homes are subject to immense scrutiny and misconceptions, so what are the most accurate numbers?

This article covers all of the most up-to-date nursing home statistics in 2022.

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Nursing Home Facilities

  • There were 15,327 nursing home facilities in 2020. This number has remained relatively stable for the last few decades and through the pandemic.

Source: (KFF)

  • 69.3% of nursing homes were for-profit. (CDC)
  • There are an average of 108.6 certified beds in each nursing home. (KFF)
  • There are approximately 1.6 million nursing home beds nationwide. (CDC)
  • The average nursing home occupancy rate nationwide is 80% in 2020. This has been a gradual decrease from 86% in 2003. (KFF)

Total Nursing Home Residents

  • There are over 1.29 million residents in nursing homes. (KFF)
  • The total number of nursing home residents has been decreasing gradually over the past few decades.

Source: (KFF)

Nursing Home Resident Age & Demographics

  • 38.6% of nursing home residents are over the age of 85. (CDC)
  • 16.5% of nursing home residents are under the age of 65. (CDC)

Source: (CDC)

  • Women make up the majority of nursing home residents, with 64.6% of residents being women and 35.4% men. (CDC)

Source: (CDC)

  • Non-Hispanic whites make up the vast majority of nursing home residents, at 75.1% of all residents. (CDC)

Source: (CDC)

Nursing Home Resident Health

  • 51.3% of nursing home residents have dementia. (Statista)
  • 52.4% of nursing home residents of documented depression. (Statista)
  • 62.8% of nursing home residents have bladder incontinence. (Statista)
  • 72% of nursing home residents are on an antihypertensive. (JAMDA)

Nursing Home Residents By State

  • California has the most nursing home residents at 99,956 total residents. (Statista)
  • Texas has the second-highest number of nursing home residents at 90,708 total residents. (Statista)
  • New York has the third-highest number of nursing home residents at 89,775 total residents. (Statista)
  • Alaska has the fewest number of nursing home residents at 499 total residents. (Statista)

Nursing Home Staff

  • Nursing homes employed over 1.6 million people in 2019. (Statista)
  • There are 632,450 nursing aids in nursing homes in 2021. (BLS)
  • There are 15% fewer caregivers than when the pandemic started. (Mcknights)
  • There have been 2,357 deaths among nursing home staff. (CMS)
  • The national average salary for a nursing home nurse is $65,380. (Salary)

Nursing Homes During COVID-19

  • 151,910 nursing home residents have died from COVID-19. (CMS)
  • 23% of all COVID-19 deaths have occurred in nursing homes. (KFF)
  • At the start of the pandemic, almost half of COVID-19 deaths were from nursing homes. (KFF)
  • Approximately 82% of staff and 87% of nursing home residents are vaccinated against COVID-19 currently. (KFF)
  • Nearly 1 in 10 nursing home residents have died from COVID-19. (COVIDTracking)

Summary

That’s it for our nursing home statistics.

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