Not For Profit Difference in Adult Day Services

Members | February 13, 2018 | by

The National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Care Statistics, Long-Term Care Statistics Branch released the report, Variation in Adult Day Services Center Participant Characteristics, by Center Ownership: United States, 2016 that presents the most current national estimates of selected characteristics of participants in adult day services centers and compares these characteristics by center ownership type.

The National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Care Statistics, Long-Term Care Statistics Branch released the report, Variation in Adult Day Services Center Participant Characteristics, by Center Ownership: United States, 2016 that presents the most current national estimates of selected characteristics of participants in adult day services centers and compares these characteristics by center ownership type.

The authors of the report, Jessica Penn Lendon and Vincent Rome from the National Center for Health Statistics, Division of Health Care Statistics, Long-Term Care Statistics Branch note that the percentage of for-profit adult day services centers has grown in recent years, from 40% in 2012 to 44% in 2014 and remaining stable at 45% in 2016.

Some interesting information that demonstrates the importance of not for profit adult day providers in the continuum of care:

  • Compared with for-profit centers, nonprofit adult day services centers served a higher percentage of participants with a diagnosis of Alzheimer disease or other dementias (37% compared with 26%), and with intellectual or developmental disability intellectual or developmental disability (36% compared with 21%).
  • A higher percentage of participants in nonprofit centers (10%) than in for-profit centers (6%) had fallen in the last 90 days.

It is also important to note that there are variations in findings based on which state the adult day program is located.

Data are from the Adult Day Services Center Survey component of the 2016 wave of the biennial National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP), conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics.