As the California population ages, demand for nursing home services will increase while staffing, quality, regulatory, and financial issues persist. This snapshot highlights challenges facing the nursing home industry.
Snapshot: The Changing Face of California's Nursing Home Industry (1.08 MB)
California's nursing home industry is facing the "perfect storm": increasing projected demand for services by an aging population coupled with rising staff turnover and an apparent decrease in quality of care.
This snapshot examines California's freestanding and hospital-based nursing and intermediate care facilities as they continue to face significant challenges. The snapshot presents a range of data and trends including patient demographics, supply and demand, quality of care indicators, staffing, regulatory compliance, and financial information.
Increased Medicaid reimbursement and litigation judgments after 2005 may help moderate these troubling trends, along with continued oversight and review of publicly available information.
The complete snapshot is available under Document Downloads.