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Assisted Living Statistics

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Are you looking for information regarding assisted living communities? Let us make this simple for you; here are some key factors, statistics, and resources that will help you find what you are looking for. These industry statistics are up-to-date as of May 2022.

According to the United States Census Bureau, there are roughly 331 million people that live in the United States. Of that 331 million people, 16.5% or 54 million people are over 65.

What is the number of assisted living facilities in the US?

Source: National Center for Assisted Living and American Health Care Association

There are 28,900 assisted living communities within the United States.

How many people reside within assisted living communities?

Source: National Center for Assisted Living and American Health Care Association

811,500 people reside within assisted living communities nationwide.

How many women and men live within assisted living communities?

Of that 811,500 residing within the assisted living communities, 29% are men and 71% are women.

What is the age of those who live within assisted living communities?

According to the National Center for Assisted Living and American Health Care Association, more than half of these residents are over 85.

  • 7% are younger than 65 years of age
  • 11% are between the ages of 65-74
  • 30% are between the ages of 75-84
  • 52% are over the age of 85

What are the different amenities and health care services offered by various assisted living communities?

  • 24-hour assistance
  • Personal hygiene assistance
  • Health & Wellness program
  • Daily Activities
  • Three meals a day, plus snacks
  • Housekeeping and maintenance
  • Transportation

How many facilities accommodate Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias-specific programs?

Source: National Center for Assisted Living and America Health Care Association

  • 14.3% have a unit/wing/floor designated to dementia
  • 8.7% faculties only serve adults with dementia


What are the percentages of the additional healthcare services offered through a facility or through a third-party company arranged by the assisted living community?

Source: National Center for Assisted Living and America Health Care Association

  • 83.6 % provide pharmacy services
  • 82.8% provide nutritional services
  • 71.4% provide therapy (physical, speech, or occupational)
  • 67.7% provide hospice
  • 66.1% provide skilled nursing
  • 55% provide mental health services
  • 51.1% provide social work services

How many residents in assisted living communities need help with activities of daily living?

Source: CDC

  • 61% of residents need assistance with three or more ADLs
  • 27% of residents needs assistance with one or two ADLs
  • 77 % of residents need assistance with bathing
  • 69% of residents need assistance with walking
  • 62% of residents need assistance with dressing
  • 51% of residents need assistance with transferring
  • 49% of residents need assistance with toileting
  • 26% of residents need assistance with Eating
  • 12% of residents did not need assistance with any ADLs

What are the 10 most common chronic conditions among residents within residential communities?

Source: CDC

What is the average time a senior spends in an assisted living community?

Source: Consumer Affairs Assisted Living Statistics 2022: Population & Facilities

The average length of a stay in an assisted living facility is 22 months. As the needs of each individual are different, some residents may stay longer; however, as the care needs of others progress, most assisted living residents move to other skilled care facilities.

What is the annual cost of long-term care?

Source: National Center for Assisted Living and America Health Care Association

  • Homemaker Service= $53,768
  • Home Health Cost of In-Home Care v. Assisted Living | Culpepper Place (culpepperplaceassistedliving.com) Aide = $54,912
  • Adult Day Healthcare = $19,240
  • Assisted Living Community = $51,600
  • Nursing Home (Semiprivate Room) = $93, 075
  • Nursing Home (Private Room) = $105,850

Looking for information based on a specific state?

Source: National Center for Assisted Living and America Health Care Association

Chart outlining assisted living residents over 85 years of age by state.
Chart outlining the number of assisted living facilities by state.
Chart detailing the number of residents who rely on Medicaid for long term care

Do you need more information on assisted living communities?

If you’re considering assisted living communities in Olive Branch, MS, or in the Memphis metro area, please contact us.

We’ll answer your questions and provide helpful information about Culpepper Place of Olive Branch, MS.

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