From 2007 to 2017, the long-term care industry added 34,700 new establishments, including 22,200 in home care—and industry growth is only part of the story. This fact sheet presents notable changes in the long-term care landscape over the past decade, as well as their implications for the direct care workforce.
From 2007 to 2017, home care added the most new establishments to long-term care.
Home care and residential care establishments typically employ fewer than 50 workers.
Chain ownership is more common in residential care and nursing homes than in home care.
Stephen McCall is a Data and Policy Analyst at PHI. In this capacity, he studies and writes about a variety of issues facing the direct care workforce–with the goal of reforming state and national policies.
Caring for the Future
Our new policy report takes an extensive look at today's direct care workforce—in five installments.