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.
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.
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Written by Alyssa Gerace