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Quick Facts about Ohio's
Long Term Care Service System

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  • There are 951 skilled nursing facilities, 625 assisted living facilities, and 524 ICF/IID residences. (Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, 2014)
  • Skilled nursing facilities are the second largest health care employer in the nation. (Avelere Health)
  • The number of Ohioans 65 and older is supposed to double over the next 20 years. But by 2040 those over 65 in Ohio will triple. Those over 85 will quadruple by 2050.     
  • 80 to 85 percent of Ohio nursing facility residents are dependent upon either Medicare or Medicaid funding for their care. (Ohio Department of Medicaid)
  • Nearly 1/4 of OHCA members have earned AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards. One OHCA member has earned an AHCA/NCAL Gold Quality Award; 20 members have earned the Silver Quality Award, and 183 members have earned the Bronze Quality Award.
  • According to 2013 Medicaid Cost Report data, 75% of Ohio nursing facilities reported allowable costs that exceeded Medicaid reimbursement, projected to be a shortfall of $440,334,123 in 2014.
  • 55% of residents in Ohio nursing facilities have been medically diagnosed with dementia.