Experience with hospice among recently deceased U.S. adults 2017, by location of care

This statistic depicts the percentage of U.S. adults that had recently deceased relatives who had experience with hospice in the year before they died as of 2017, by location of care. According to the data 17 percent of respondents indicated that their loved one utilized hospice care in a nursing home in the year before they died.

Percentage of U.S. adults with deceased family members that had experience with hospice care before they died as of 2017, by location of care

Percentage of respondents
In a hospice facility9%
In a nursing home17%
At home27%
In a hospital6%
Somewhere else/Don't know/Refused4%
No experience with hospice care38%
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Source

Release date

November 2017

Region

United States

Survey time period

May 4 to July 12, 2017

Number of respondents

2,040 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Among family members of those with serious illness who are deceased

Method of interview

Computer-assisted telephone interviews (CATI)

Supplementary notes

Original question: Did your loved one have experience with hospice care in the year before they died? Was this hospice care at home, in a hospice facility, in a hospital, in a nursing home, or somewhere else?

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