Why are there so few homes for elderly people in nursing homes? August 11, 2021 August 11, 2021 admin

The number of people in older nursing homes in the United States has more than doubled since 2000, according to a new study.

The number of nursing home residents aged 65 and over has risen from 8.7 million in 2001 to 17.9 million in 2016, according a report released by the American Society for Microbiology.

The increase in nursing home patients is likely the result of the rise in chronic disease.

The American Nurses Association (ANA), the largest nursing home association, says the number of residents living in nursing facilities has nearly tripled in the past 10 years, and that it’s “likely due to a combination of factors including nursing home occupancy rates, the need for nursing home care and aging populations.”

There are currently over 2.5 million nursing homes nationwide, according the National Center for Nursing Research.

“The majority of nursing homes have aging populations, and it’s expected that many elderly people will not be able to continue to care for themselves,” said Dr. David Jaffe, the study’s lead author and associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Chicago.

The authors say that there are many factors contributing to the increase in elderly residents in nursing care facilities, including the increasing number of Americans living in poverty and having to take on long-term care.

“We’re seeing a trend where older people are dying at much higher rates than they were a decade ago,” Jaffe said.

The report’s findings are also a reflection of the increased number of seniors living in homes that are not equipped to provide long-duration care, said Dr, Jennifer Zaloga, director of the Aging Research Center at the New York State Psychiatric Institute.

She told Al Jazeera that nursing home facilities often have very limited access to medical and dental care, and are more likely to treat patients with mental illness or substance abuse.

In a survey of 1,000 seniors, Zaloga found that 65- and older adults who live in nursing institutions are more than twice as likely to have a medical condition that is treatable with a medication than the general population.

“It’s a real concern, because it’s hard to find someone that is going to care or treat them,” she said.

“They are more vulnerable to these problems because they’re living in these communities, and they’re not connected to the healthcare system.”

Zaloga said that nursing homes can be places where people have “too much time on their hands, and too much stress” because they have limited space.

“Nursing homes are often very crowded, they are often overcrowded and they have people that have to live in the home for long periods of time,” she added.

Zalogan’s study found that while older adults in nursing beds were more likely than their counterparts to have physical disabilities, they were more than three times more likely on the spectrum of physical health problems, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and hypertension.

The study was published in the Journal of Aging and Disability Research.