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Facts about Long-Term Care

  • California has 4.5 million people over the age of 65.  This number is expected to increase to more than 6 million by 2020.

  • There are approximately 1,240 licensed nursing facilities in California. These facilities care for more than 370,000 Californians each year.

  • Two-thirds of California's nursing home residents rely on Medi-Cal to pay for their care in a nursing facility.

  • In 2016, the average reported cost per patient day for a skilled nursing facility was approximately $250 or ($91,250 annually).

  • The average Medi-Cal reimbursement rate is $195 per day.

  • The length of stay in today's nursing facility is less than three months for 84 percent of the resident population; fewer than 6 percent of all residents remain in the facility for one year or more.

  • Nearly half of all residents have dementia and one third have diagnosed psychiatric conditions.

  • Sixty percent of long-term care residents are women.

  • On average, nursing facility residents require some level of assistance with three or more of the activities of daily living, which include bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting and eating.

  • Approximately 80 percent of long-term care residents in California are age 65 or older.

  • There are approximately 8,100 assisted living/residential care facilities in California.

  • Assisted living residents need help with an average of 1.6 activities of daily living.

  • Medi-Cal does not pay for assisted living. About 90 percent of assisted living services are paid for with private funds.

 

Intermediate-care facilities (ICFs) 
In addition to room and board, these facilities provide regular medical, nursing, social and rehabilitative services for people not capable of full independent living.

 

Intermediate-care facilities for persons with developmental disabilities (ICFs/DD)
Known in California as intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities (ICFs/DD), intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled - habilitative (ICFs/DD-H) and intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled - nursing (ICFs/DD-N).

At the federal level these facilities are  known as intermediate care facilities for the intellectually disabled (ICFs/IID). 

By the Numbers - in California

 

15 ICFs
16  ICFs-DD
737 ICFs-DD-H
428 ICFs-DD-N

 

Almost 100 percent of clients who reside in homes for the developmentally disabled rely on Medi-Cal to pay for their care.