General Facts and Statistics
Assisted Living Industry Facts and Statistics
Nothing can explain an industry, trends, costs, or services better than statistics. We have analyzed the 2010 CDC National Survey of Residential Care Facilities to better report and explain the assisted living industry, using statistics from this study.
About the 2010 CDC Survey:
In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) conducted a new study of residential care communities. The National Survey of Residential Care Facilities (NSRCF) is a first ever survey of residential care providers.
Included are residential care facilities; assisted living residences; board and care homes; congregate care; enriched housing programs; homes for the aged; personal care homes; and shared housing establishments that are licensed, registered, listed, certified, or otherwise regulated by a state. NSRCF is designed to produce national estimates of these places and their residents.
You can access the survey data and more information about the survey on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's website.
Over 2,300 residential care facilities were surveyed and more than 400 questions were asked about the facility and the residents from the facilities. We have taken this data and created various graphs and used them throughout our site to help us interpret and offer analysis about the assisted living industry.
Coming Soon - Embeddable Graphs
The graphs we have created from this survey data are a fantastic resource for anyone seeking real statistics on the senior living industry. And soon we will make all of the graphs of the over 400 questions available for any website to embed on their sites.
After seven years of helping her aging parents, Carol Marak has become a dedicated senior care writer. Since 2007, she has been doing the research to find answers to common concerns: housing, aging and health, staying safe and independent, and planning long-term.
- What is Assisted Living?
- Who Lives in Assisted Living?
- Services Provided
- Staff and Administration
- Quiz: What type of care is right for me?
- Talking to a Parent
- Assisted Living Costs
- Ways to Pay for Assisted Living
- Putting Together a Financial Plan
- If You Can't Afford Assisted Living
- Planning Your Social Security to Better Pay for Retirement
- Prescription Drug Assistance
- Choosing an Assisted Living Facility
- Moving Out of the Family Home
- Moving Into an Assisted Living Community
- Resident Activities
- Resident Health
- Medication Management and Adherence Education
- How Tech Advanced are Facilities?