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Source: 2010 assisted living and residential care unit data are from an analysis based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities (unpublished).  2014 assisted living and residential care unit data are from  NCHS, National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, 2014), https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nsltcp/.  Population data are from the US Census Bureau Population Estimates, 2015 vintage.  US Census Bureau, Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Selected Age Groups by Sex for the United States: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015 (Washington, DC: US Census Bureau, 2015), https://factfinder.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview. xhtml?pid=PEP_2015_PEPAGESEX&prodType=table.

Notes: These data come from file "V:\OED\Pol&Strat\PPI\PPI\DE Update\LTSS Data\Assisted Living and Res Care Units\Assisted Living and Res Care Supply_2010_2014_12.28.17".  Bed counts allocated to states are based on calculations provided by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).  Estimated number of beds, 2010 National Survey of Residential Care Facilities (est using proportion of 2014 beds on the 2014 frame from Centers for Disease Control/NCHS, National Study of Long-Term Care Providers, 2014).; 2010 and 2014 population estimates updated with 2015 Census vintage data. 
Description Number of assisted living and residential care units per 1,000 population age 75+:  Data for the 2014 assisted living and residential care units are from the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers Survey. Comparable data were not available for Connecticut and Iowa. Connecticut’s licensing structure for assisted living does not permit a unit count. The vast majority of Iowa’s assisted living/residential care facilities were categorically ineligible for the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) due to the operational definition used in the survey.  National data for the 2010 counts are from the National Survey of Residential Care Facilities. The 2010 national study did not support state-level estimates of residential care beds. State counts are based on NCHS calculations to allocate residential care beds at the state level.   In 2010, data were unavailable for Connecticut. Baseline data for Florida, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota are treated as missing because of concerns that change in supply over time from 2010 to 2014 was due primarily to regulatory changes in the states or new information made available during development of the sampling frame, and not to an actual change in the number of units.

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