Data Brief, No. 299. Variation in Residential Care Community Resident Characteristics, by Size of Community: United States, 2016.
This data brief presents national estimates of selected characteristics of residential care community residents in 2016 and compares them by community size. Compared with residents in communities with more than 25 beds, a higher percentage of residents in 4– to 25–bed communities were younger; receiving Medicaid; living with Alzheimer disease or other dementias, or depression; and needing assistance with each of the six activities of daily living examined. Conversely, compared with residents in communities with more than 25 beds, a lower percentage of residents in communities with 4–25 beds were female, living with heart disease, or had fallen or had an overnight hospital stay in the previous 90 days. Data from the Residential Care Community Survey component of the 2016 wave of the biennial National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics were used for this analysis.