By The Numbers: The Impact of America’s Nursing Homes


Number of nursing homes in the US


of US counties have nursing homes

Average Resident Age: 78

53% of residents are living with some form of dementia, including Alzheimer’s

50% of seniors will have high-intensity needs, even if for only a short period of time

One-quarter of seniors will have high-intensity long term care needs for more than 3 years

Medicaid Is Underfunded


of residents rely on Medicaid


$30 billion

how much nursing homes spent on PPE and staffing in 2020

9 out of 10 

nursing homes hired additional staff and/or paid overtime

$94 billion

amount the industry is expected to lose during the pandemic (2020-2021)

Even before COVID, nursing home closures have been increasing steadily.

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Jobs And The Economy

3.2 million

people work in America’s nursing homes

$668 billion

how much long term care facilities contribute to the economy each year