Residential Care Facilities: A Key Sector in the Spectrum of Long-term Care Providers in the United States. The types of services offered at RCFs varied by facility size

12/01/2011

FIGURE 6. Provision of Selected Services, by Facility Size: United States, 2010
Bar Chart: Occupational therapy -- Small (30); Medium (41); Large (53); Extra large (61). Physical therapy -- Small (35); Medium (44); Large (56); Extra large (63). Social services counseling -- Small (24); Medium (42); Large (46); Extra large (48). Case management -- Small (51); Medium (57); Large (66); Extra large (66). Transportation to medical or dental appointments -- Small (81); Medium (73); Large (82); Extra large (91). Skilled nursing services -- Small (38); Medium (41); Large (38); Extra large (40).
SOURCE: CDC/NCHS, National Survey of Residential Care Facilities, 2010.
NOTE: Figure excludes cases with missing data; see “Data sources and methods” for details.
  1. A significant upward trend with increasing facility size was observed in the percentage of facilities providing occupational and physical therapy at p < 0.05.
  2. Small facilities are significantly different from all other facility sizes at p < 0.05.
  3. Medium facilities are significantly difference from all other facility sizes at p < 0.05.
  4. Extra large facilities are significantly different from all other facility sizes at p < 0.05.
  • Nearly all RCFs provided basic health monitoring (96%), incontinence care (93%), social and recreational activities within the facility (99%), special diets (93%), and personal laundry services (99%) (data not shown).

  • The provision of occupational and physical therapy increased with size of facility, while the provision of skilled nursing services did not vary by facility size (Figure 6).

  • Small RCFs were less likely to provide social services counseling (24%) and case management (51%) than larger RCFs. Medium RCFs were also less likely to provide case management (57%) than larger RCFs.

  • Extra large RCFs were most likely (91%) and medium RCFs were least likely (73%) to offer transportation to medical or dental appointments.

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