Where Older Adults and Their Caregivers Live

Family Caregiving September 23, 2015 Print Friendly and PDF

Only about 5% of adults over age 65 live in a nursing home, with another 2% living in some other type of group quarters.

Nursing homes are the most common institutional setting for older people, with over 90% of institutionalized elders in the United States living in nursing homes. However, as mentioned above, less than 10% of adults over age 65 live in a facility at any given time. In fact, more than half of those who require care reside in their own homes.

Most caregivers live near the person for whom they provide care. About 25% of caregivers report living in the same household, 40% report living within a 20-minute drive, 20% report living within an hour's drive, and the rest live more than one hour away.


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This work is supported by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, New Technologies for Ag Extension project.