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.