Home Health Care Statistics

According to the National Association for Home Care and Hospice:

  • Approximately 7.6 million people in the US require some form of home health care.
  • More than 83,000 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 57.6 billion dollars were projected to be spent on home health care in 2007.
  • Medicare is the largest single payer of home care services. In 2006, Medicare spending was approximately 37 percent of the total home health care and hospice expenditure.


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