The National Nursing Home Survey: 1995 SummarySeries 13, No. 146. The National Nursing Home Survey: 1995 Summary. 91 pp. (PHS) 2000-1715. GPO stock number and price forthcoming.
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The 1995 National Nursing Home Survey (NNHS) was conducted to collect data on nursing homes and their current residents. This report, "The National Nursing Home Survey: 1995 Summary" presents detailed data on the characteristics of the nursing homes including ownership, certification, bed size, location, affiliation, and services provided. Data on current residents are presented by basic demographics, living arrangements prior to admission, functional status, and other health and personal characteristics of the residents. The NNHS is a segment of the Long-Term Care Component for the National Health Care Survey.Data Highlights:
Approximately 1.5 million persons were receiving care in an estimated 16,700 nursing homes in 1995.
Nearly 1.8 million beds were available for use and facilities operated at about 87 percent of their capacity.
About 90 percent of the residents were 65 years of age or over.
The residents were predominantly female and white with a large portion needing assistance in the activities of daily living (ADLs) and instrumental activities of daily living (IADLs).
Keywords: nursing homes, current residents, utilization, source of payment, length of service.
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