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Just Out — 2004 National Nursing Home Survey

Posted by Sasha Golden | Jun 11, 2009 | 0 Comments

Credit — Tim Takcas, TN elder law attorney extraordinaire

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_13/sr13_167.pdf

Data Highlights include:

  • In 2004, there were 1.7 million nursing home beds in the U.S. compared with 1.9 million beds in 1999.
  • The number of nursing home residents decreased from 1.6 million in 1999 to 1.5 million in 2004.
  • Mental disorders were the second leading primary diagnosis among residents at time of interview (22%). This represents more than a 20-percent increase over the 1999 estimate, when 18% of nursing home residents had a primary diagnosis for a mental disorder at the time of interview.
  • Almost 9 percent of current residents had a fall reported in the 30 days prior to the facility interview.
  • About 65 percent of current nursing home residents had at least one type of advance directive.
  • In the 90 days prior to the facility interview, almost 11 percent of current nursing home residents had at least one hospitalization or emergency department visit while in the care of the nursing home.
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    Sasha Golden

    Alexandra “Sasha” Golden received her undergraduate and law degrees from Boston College, and has been practicing law in Massachusetts since 1994. Attorney Golden is a long-standing member of the Massachusetts chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA) and of the Probate and So...

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