Where Does Home Health Have the Biggest Geographic Presence?

The home health industry has its largest presence in the South, according to a new report on the nation’s long-term care providers that examines the geographic distribution of the five main types of long-term care services.

Home health, along with adult day services centers, nursing homes, and hospice providers all have a majority presence in the United States’ southern region, says the Centers for Disease Control Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics in the report. 

Nearly half (48.3%) of home health agencies, 42% of hospice providers, 32% of adult day care centers, and 35% of nursing homes are located in the South. A significant number (nearly 31%) of assisted living providers are in the South as well, but a higher percentage (36.4%) are in the West. 

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By 2012, there were approximately 58,500 long-term care providers in the United States. Of those, about 38% were assisted living communities; nearly 27% were nursing homes; almost 21% were home health agencies; 8.2% were adult day services centers; and 6.3% were hospices.

Access the first-ever National Study of Long-Term Care Providers. 

Written by Alyssa Gerace

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