One goal of long-term care policy is to increase the use of HCBS and to reduce reliance on institutional care. The use of nursing homes as measured by the number of residents in facilities on a single day has declined over the past two decades. Despite the centrality of this issue for balancing efforts, there has been no systematic effort to examine the reasons. This report begins to fill the gap by conducting descriptive analyses of factors. In most cases, analyses were to extend to 2007.
Residential Care Facility; Assisted Living; Demographic Variables; Nursing Home Residents; Trends in Nursing Home Use; Balancing Long-Term Care