Elevating the Post-Acute and
Long Term Care Profession

Quick Facts about Ohio's
Long Term Care Service System

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  • There are 978 skilled nursing facilities, 774 assisted living facilities, and 436 ICF/IID residences. There are 152 state-licensed hospice agencies and 770 home health agencies registered in the state of Ohio. (Ohio Department of Health, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, 2019)
  • 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.     
  • Medicaid covers 59% of skilled nursing facility residents in Ohio. 39% of Medicaid long-term care spending in Ohio is for SNF care. Virtually all individuals with developmental disabilities rely on Medicaid. (2019, Ohio Department of Medicaid)
  • 19.9% of nursing home residents in Ohio are under age 65, compared with 17.% of nursing home residents under that age in the rest of the U.S. (Miami University’s Scripps Gerontology Center, 2018) 
  • Nearly 1/3 of OHCA members have earned AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards. Two OHCA members have received an AHCA/NCAL Gold Quality Award; 30 members have won the Silver Quality Award, and 67 members currently hold the Bronze Quality Award.
  • In 2017 Ohio’s skilled nursing facilities on average received $14.61 per patient, per day less than their costs in Medicaid funding a total of nearly $241 million. 
  • 55% of residents in Ohio nursing facilities have a medical diagnosis of dementia. More than 220,000 Ohioans age 65 and older have a diagnosis of dementia; that number is expected to grow to 250,000 by 2025, a 13.6 percent increase. 
  • Skilled nursing facilities currently employ more than 95,000 Ohioans; nearly 250,000 individuals are employed in long term care services statewide.