Nursing Home Usage Declining…

May 2007
Journal of Financial Planning;May2007, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p12
Academic Journal
The article discusses a report by the Lewin Group that reveals nursing home use is on the decline, despite the fact that people are living longer. An analysis of data from the National Nursing Home Survey reveals that the percentage of adults aged 65 years old and older who are living in nursing homes decline between 1985 and 2004. In addition, the greatest decline was among those aged 85 and older, with the average length of stay also declining. The decline is attributed to greater wealth and health among older Americans.


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