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Residential care facilities (RCFs) in the United States were primarily serving 85-year-old non-Hispanic white females in 2010, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
Residents Living in Residential Care Facilities: United States, 2010 is based on data from the 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities (NSRCF).
NCHS researchers identified myriad characteristics of older adults living in residential care facilities in 2010, including their demographic makeup, eligibility for Medicaid benefits, ability to carry out activities of daily living (ADL), and number of chronic diseases. Here are some highlights:
In order to be included in NSRCF, RCFs must be regulated by their states and have 4 or more licensed, certified or registered beds.
They must also provide room and board with at least 2 meals a day, around-the-clock on-site supervision, and help with personal care or health-related services.