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Growth and Fragmentation in the Long-Term Care Industry

Fact Sheet
April 21, 2020
Growth and Fragmentation in the Long-Term Care Industry

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.

Key Takeaways

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.

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