More than 8 million use long-term care services in USA

More than 8 million use long-term care services in USA

More than 8 million people (mostly women and mostly older than 65) used services of a long-term care provider last year, according to the first-ever compilation of federal data profiling the types of providers in the USA and the people who use them.

The report, released Thursday, is based on the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, a new effort by the National Center for Health Statistics to get a better handle on the options for care and determine trends.

“Most think of nursing homes, but because the long-term care industry has evolved over the past 30 years, nursing homes are still the major player in long-term care services but not the only provider,” says Lauren Harris-Kojetin, the report’s lead author.

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