Types of Assistance Received by Older Americans

04/29/2014

SOURCE: 2011 NHATS; N=8077.

NOTES:

a. Assistance with bathing, dressing, eating, toileting, getting out of bed, getting around inside one's home or building, or leaving one's home or building.

b. Assistance for health or functioning reasons only with laundry, hot meals, shopping for personal items, paying bills/banking, handling medications (but not self-care or mobility activities).

Types of Assistance Received by Older Americans

Assistance Level%Number (millions)
Nursing home2.9%1.1
3+ Self-care or mobility activities (a)7.0%2.7
1-2 Self-care or mobility activities (a)10.3%3.9
Household activities (b)8.5%3.3
No assistance71.3%27.2