News from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

This information was shared by a friend of our group who is a Preventive Medicine Physician with the CDC (NCIRD).

FROM THE NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH STATISTICS:  STATS OF THE MONTH

In recognition of National Family Caregivers Month (November 2019), we present data from the 2015–2016 National Study of Long–Term Care Providers ( NSLTCP) https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_43-508.pdf:

In 2016, 51.6% of current participants across all adult day services centers1 (ADSCs) lived in a private residence with a relative.2

In recognition of National Hospice and Palliative Care Month (November 2019), we present data from the 2015-2016 NSLTCP:

In 2015, about 4,300 hospices provided services, and about 85,600 licensed nurses, aides, and social workers were employed in hospices.3

In 2016, about 18.9% of ADSCs provided hospice services2; by state, ADSCs that provided hospice services ranged from 9.8% in Nevada to 49.9% in Vermont.4

In 2016, about 62.6% of assisted living and similar residential care communities1 (RCCs) provided hospice services5; by state, RCCs that provided hospice services ranged from 32% in Louisiana to 87% in New Jersey.4 

Sources

1 For the definitions of ADSCs and RCCs in this study, please see p. 1 of National Study of Long-Term Care Providers: Survey Methodology for the Adult Day Services Center and Residential Care Community Components, available at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nsltcp/NSLTCP_2016_survey_methodology_documentation.pdf

2 Long-Term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States, Adult Services Center Component: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2015–2016, available at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nsltcp/2016_NSLTCP_ADSC_Weighted_Estimates.pdf

3 Harris-Kojetin L, Sengupta M, Lendon JP, Rome V, Valverde R, Caffrey C. Long-term care providers and services users in the United States, 2015–2016. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 3(43). 2019. Available at, https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_03/sr03_43-508.pdf

4 Lendon JP, Sengupta M, Rome V, Caffrey C, Harris-Kojetin L., Melekin, A.  Long-Term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States—State Estimates Supplement: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2015–2016. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2019. https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nsltcp/2016_CombinedNSLTCPStateTables_opt.pdf

5 Long-Term Care Providers and Services Users in the United States, Residential Care Component: National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2015–2016, available at https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nsltcp/2016_NSLTCP_RCC_Weighted_Estimates.pdf

Data Tell Stories. Tell Us Yours! How have you used information from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers? Email us a brief description at LTCSBFeedback@cdc.gov. In the subject field of your email, write “My NSLTCP data use example”. Your examples will help us showcase the value of NSLTCP.

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