New Reports from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

Members | December 03, 2015 | by

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has two new reports on Adult Day Services available that focus on variations in Operating Characteristics of Adult Day Services Centers, by Center Ownership and the variation in Adult Day Services Center Participant Characteristics, by Center Ownership.

The National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has 2 new reports on Adult Day Services available:

 

  1. Data Brief #224: “Variation in Operating Characteristics of Adult Day Services Centers, by Center Ownership: United States, 2014” 
  2. Data Brief #227: “Variation in Adult Day Services Center Participant Characteristics, by Center Ownership: United States, 2014”  

 

The 2 new data briefs include supplementary state estimate tables

Key findings of the data from the 2014 National Study of Long-Term Care Providers

 

  • In 2014, a higher percentage of nonprofit (71%) than for-profit (46%) adult day services centers had been in operation for 10 years or more.  
  • Compared with nonprofit centers, for-profit centers received a higher percentage of revenue from Medicaid and a lower percentage from private sources.  
  • A higher percentage of for-profit than nonprofit centers offered disease-specific programs for participants with cardiovascular disease, depression, and diabetes.  
  • A higher percentage of nonprofit than for-profit adult day services centers primarily served participants with select diagnoses.
  • The racial and ethnic composition of participants in for-profit adult day services centers was more diverse than in nonprofit centers. 
  • About 61% of participants in for-profit centers received Medicaid, compared with 46% of those in nonprofit centers. 
  • The percentage of participants living with Alzheimer’s disease or with intellectual or developmental disability was higher in nonprofit adult day services centers than in for-profit centers.
  • The percentage of participants needing assistance with dressing, toileting, and eating was higher in nonprofit centers than in for-profit centers. 
  • A higher percentage of participants in nonprofit centers (9%) than in for-profit centers (7%) had fallen in the last 90 days. 

 

LeadingAge appreciates the work of the staff of the NCHS. Their work helps states, advocacy organizations, and providers see the trends in the adult day services field.  

The data briefs and state tables use survey data from NCHS’ 2014 NSLTCP. NSLTCP provides reliable, accurate, relevant, and timely statistical information to support and inform long-term care services policy, research, and practice.

If you have any questions, please contact the NCHS Long-Term Care Statistics Branch at ltcsbfeedback@cdc.gov or (301) 458-4747.