Long-term care service users in the U.S. with dementia or depression 2015-2016

This statistic displays a percent distribution of long-term care services users in the U.S. with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's diseases or other dementia or depression in 2015 and 2016. In the United States, patients diagnosed with depression accounted for some 39 percent of home health agency service users. Long-term care services account for a variety of services such as health, personal care, and supportive services dedicated to frail older people and adults with a limited capacity for self-care in cases such as injury or mental disability.

Percentage of U.S. users of long-term care services with dementia or depression in 2015 and 2016, by provider type

Alzheimer's disease or other dementiaDepressionDiabetes
Adult day services center 30.9%28.2%31.4%
Home health agency 32.3%39.4%45.1%
Hospice 44.5%23.4%27%
Nursing home 47.8%46.3%32%
Residential care community 41.9%30.9%18.1%
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Release date

February 2019


United States

Survey time period

2015 and 2016

Supplementary notes

This statistic is based on about 65,600 paid, regulated long-term care services providers serving about 8.3 million people in the United States.
Long-term care services were provided by 4,600 adult day services centers, 12,200 home health agencies, 4,300 hospices, 15,600 nursing homes, and 28,900 assisted living and similar residential care communities.

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