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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
2020 9,199 59,773
2019 9,607 57,306
2018 9,679 55,453
2017 9,747 53,666
2016 9,887 52,520
2015 10,003 51,577
2014 10,122 50,065
2013 10,182 49,034
2012 10,330 48,139
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

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.

Data sources:

E-mail: OFM.Forecasting@ofm.wa.gov

Last updated
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
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