Diseases and Conditions

Home Health Care Statistics

Here are the latest statistics available from the National Association for Home Care and Hospice:

  • Approximately 12 million people in the U.S. require some form of home health care.

  • More than 33,000 home health care providers exist today.

  • Almost two-thirds (63.8 percent) of home health care recipients are women.

  • More than two-thirds (69.1 percent) of home health care recipients are over age 65.

  • Conditions requiring home health care most frequently include diabetes, heart failure, chronic ulcer of the skin, osteoarthritis, and hypertension.

  • Approximately $72.2 billion was projected to be spent on home health care in 2009.

  • Medicare is the largest single payer of home care services. In 2009, Medicare spending was approximately 41 percent of the total home health care and hospice expenditure.

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