QuickStats: Percentages of Residential Care Communities and Adult Day Services Centers that Provided Selected Services — United States, 2014

September 9, 2016

In 2014, a greater percentage of residential care communities than adult day service centers provided five of seven selected services.

The majority of residential care communities provided pharmacy services (82%); followed by transportation for social activities (79%); physical, occupational, or speech therapy (69%); hospice (62%); skilled nursing (59%); and mental health services (52%).

Fewer than half provided social work services (48%).

The majority of adult day services centers provided transportation for social activities (69%); skilled nursing (66%); and social work (52%). %).

Fewer than half provided physical, occupational, or speech therapy (49%). One third or less provided mental health (33%), pharmacy (27%), and hospice services (12%).


CDC Surveys Home Care and Hospice Aids

July 5, 2007

An overlooked part of our health care system is those persons who work as aids in hospices and private homes . The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics is kicking off a major national study of the working conditions, education, and practices:

The 2007 National Home and Hospice Care Survey (NHHCS)  conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will begin in August 2007, to collect information on this important segment of health care in America. The latest in a series of surveys about home health agencies and hospices, the 2007 survey will include a first-ever, nationwide survey of home health aides, the group that provides the majority of direct care to the Nation’s 1.5 million home health and hospice patients.