TITLE

Nursing Home Usage Declining…

PUB. DATE
May 2007
SOURCE
Journal of Financial Planning;May2007, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
24957325

 

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