Posted .June 22, 2015
Assisted living housing is a long-term senior care option that provides personal care support services such as meals, medication management, bathing, dressing and transportation.
- Number of U.S. assisted living communities: 31,100
- Number of apartments: 475,500
- Number of residents: 735,000
- Average length of stay: 36 months
As of 2012 in the United States, there were an estimated 4,800 adult day services centers, 12,200 home health agencies, 3,700 hospices, 15,700 nursing homes, and 22,2001 residential care communities. Of these approximately 58,5002 regulated, long-term care services providers, about two-thirds provided care in residential settings (26.8% were nursing homes and 37.9% were residential care communities), and about one-third provided care in home- and community-based settings (8.2% were adult day services centers, 20.9% were home health agencies, and 6.3% were hospices).