February 15, 2016

How long do individuals reside at a nursing home?

How long do individuals reside at a nursing home?

While we have our own statistics on average length of stay at our Hurlbut Care Communities, I found this online research interesting. According to information at healthaging.org, 25% of people stay only a short time in a nursing home, three months or less. This makes sense as many of these individuals will be there for short-term rehabilitation, for example.

About 50% of residents spend at least one year, and 21% live there for almost five years. Interestingly, function often improves for many of the residents who stay for a longer period of time. This is very true at Hurlbut Care Communities, thanks to the fine work of our professionals who provide rehabilitation, physical therapy, and occupational therapy for residents. Their dedication often creates significant improvements in function and improves quality of life for our long-term residents as well​. And I would be remiss in not mentioning the great care provided by all of our nurses, aides, and support staff. This level of caring also creates outstanding outcomes.

Getting people back to their lives quickly and professionally is part of our commitment to always doing what is best for our patients and residents at every Hurlbut Care Community. If we can be of service to you or a loved one for short-term rehabilitation to long-term care, I encourage you to contact any of facilities.

Robert W. Hurlbut President