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Fast facts about nursing homes in 2012:
- Number of U.S. nursing homes: 16,100
- Number of beds: 1.7 million
- Occupancy rate: 86%
- Number of current residents: 1.5 million
- Average length of time since admission (current
residents): 835 days
Elder Care Blog Posts
Secrets to Longevity: Why Women Live Longer
June 19, 2013
The results of a new study from Japan suggest yet another reason why women live longer than men: their immune systems age more slowly.
Women outlive men by about five...More
Preventing Elder Abuse: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 17, 2013
Senior mistreatment and neglect continues to be a frighteningly widespread problem, but the good news is, we CAN take concrete action on preventing elder abuse.
Is Retirement Bad for Physical and Mental Health?
June 12, 2013
How do new findings on health and retirement influence the debate on raising the retirement age? Read on for our simple breakdown of the issue.
Until recently, the...More