Residential Care Facilities: A Key Sector in the Spectrum of Long-term Care Providers in the United States. The mix of facility sizes and the supply of residential care beds differed by region

12/01/2011

FIGURE 3. Residential Care Facilities, by Region and Facility Size: United States, 2010
Bar Chart: Northeast -- Small (8); Medium (21); Large (55); Extra large (16). Midwest -- Small (31); Medium (29); Large (35); Extra large (6). South -- Small (39); Medium (18); Large (35); Extra large (8). West -- Small (75); Medium (7); Large (14); Extra large (5).
SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, 2010.
NOTE: Estimates may not add to totals because of rounding.

† Estimate does not meet standards of reliability or precision because the sample size is between the sample size is between 30 and 59, or the sample size is greater than 59 but has a relative standard error of 30% or more.

  1. The Northeast is significantly different from all other regions in the percentage of large facilities at p <0.05. The West is significantly different from the Midwest and the South in the percentage of large facilities at p < 0.05.
  2. All regions are significantly different from each other in the percentage of medium facilities at p < 0.05.
  3. All regions are significantly different from each other in the percentage of small facilities at p < 0.05.
  • RCFs were most commonly located in the West (42% of all RCFs) and least commonly located in the Northeast (8%) (data not shown).

  • RCFs in the West were predominantly small, while RCFs in the Northeast were mostly large. RCFs in the Midwest and South were more evenly distributed among small, medium, and large facilities (Figure 3).

  • In the United States, RCFs provided 177 beds per 1,000 persons aged 85 and over (Figure 4).

  • The West had the largest supply of RCF beds per 1,000 persons aged 85 and over (245 beds), and the Northeast had the smallest supply (131 beds).

FIGURE 4. Residential Care Beds Per 1,000 Persons Aged 85 and Over, by Region: United States, 2010
Bar Chart: West (245); South (164); Midwest (177); Northeast (131); Total United States (177).
SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, 2010, and 2010 Census Summary File 1.
NOTE: Beds per 1,000 persons were calculated by dividing the number of residential care beds by the number of persons aged 85 and over, multiplied by 1,000.
  1. All regions are significantly different from each other in the number of beds per 1,000 persons aged 85 and over at p < 0.05.

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