Nursing Homes & Assisted Living

Nursing Homes & Assisted Living

Overview

The 23,000 nursing homes serve adults who cannot care for themselves at home, and offer nursing care 24 hours a day. Assisted living centers serve adults who need help with everyday tasks, but don’t require full-time nursing care. About 86% of nursing homes are for-profit organizations, 13% are non-profit, and the remainder are government-operated.

Nursing Shortage

The growing number of nursing vacancies combined with increased demand for nursing services makes adequate staffing a challenge for nursing homes and assisted living centers.

Projected Strong Growth in Demand

As the baby boomer population ages, demand for services from nursing homes and assisted living centers should increase significantly.