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State-supported nursing home caseload

State-Supported Nursing Home and Home & Community Services Caseloads

(average monthly)

Fiscal
Year
Nursing Home
Caseload
Home &
Community
Services
2018 9,689 55,479
2017 9,543 53,654
2016 9,765 52,539
2015 9,999 51,662
2014 10,119 50,104
2013 10,231 49,057
2012 10,324 48,143
2011 10,596 46,038
2010 10,866 44,080
2009 10,993 41,779
2008 11,288 39,506
2007 11,767 38,094
2006 12,153 37,041
2005 12,310 35,481
2004 12,671 34,635
2003 13,168 33,727
2002 13,154 32,213
2001 13,518 30,919
2000 13,782 29,319
1999 14,081 27,567
1998 14,644 25,675

Compared to Elderly Population

  • State-supported nursing home beds are limited by policy.
  • State-supported nursing home beds have not kept pace with the growth of the population aged 85 and above. However, increasingly the elderly population is being served by in-home, assisted care facilities, and community-based programs.
  • The population of those 85 and above will grow very quickly as the Baby Boom cohort ages.

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Last modified: January 8, 2019
E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov