Posted .June 22, 2015
Rates of use of long-term care services varied by sector and state. Reflecting similar differences found when comparing supply, the daily-use rate among individuals aged 65 and over per 1,000 persons aged 65 and over varied by sector. The highest daily-use rate was for nursing home residents, followed by residential care residents; the lowest rate was for adult day services centers. However, in about a dozen states, the nursing home daily-use rate was similar to or lower than the residential care daily-use rate. Within each of the five sectors, the use rate varied by state. For example, average adult day daily-use rates ranged from a low of less than 1 participant per 1,000 persons in West Virginia, to a high of 12 participants in New Jersey.
Average residential care community daily-use rates ranged from as few as 2 residents per 1,000 persons in Iowa, to 40 residents in North Dakota.