Nursing Homes in the United States

Ratings, costs, occupancy, and salary information for 15,339 skilled nursing facilities in the United States is based on data from CMS.gov.
Nursing Homes by State

Nursing Home Occupancy in the US

The average occupancy for nursing homes in the US is , with 1,150,645 resident days occupying 1,633,855 available monthly beds.

Source: medicare.gov
Average resident occupancy information is based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by skilled nursing facilities. For informational purposes only.

Cost of Nursing Homes in the US

The average nursing home cost is $236.41 per day in the US.

Source: medicare.gov
Average cost per resident day information is based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For informational purposes only.

Registered Nurse (RN) Minutes Per Resident Per Day in the US

Registered Nurses (RN) spend an average of 43.4 minutes with each resident per day at nursing homes in the US.

Source: medicare.gov
Average RN Minutes Per Resident Per Day information is based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For informational purposes only.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Minutes Per Resident Per Day in the US

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) spend an average of 53.1 minutes with each resident per day at nursing homes in the US.

Source: medicare.gov
Average LPN/LVN Minutes Per Resident Per Day information is based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For informational purposes only.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Minutes Per Resident Per Day in the US

Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) spend an average of 134.4 minutes with each resident per day at nursing homes in the US.

Source: medicare.gov
Average CNA Minutes Per Resident Per Day information is based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For informational purposes only.

Physical Therapy (PT) Minutes Per Resident Per Day in the US

Physical Therapists (PT) spend an average of 4.4 minutes with each resident per day at nursing homes in the US.

Source: medicare.gov
Average Physical Therapy Minutes Per Resident Per Day information is based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) by . For informational purposes only.

Average Direct Care Minutes Per Resident Per Day in the US

Direct care staff spend an average of minutes with each resident per day at nursing homes in the US.

Source: medicare.gov
Average Total Direct Care Minutes Per Resident Per Day information is based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For informational purposes only.

Average Length of Stay for Medicare Beneficiaries in the US

The average length of stay for Medicare Residents (Title 18 beneficiaries) at nursing homes in the US is 45.32 days.

Source: medicare.gov
Average length of stay for Medicare beneficiaries information is based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For informational purposes only.

Average Length of Stay for Medicaid Beneficiaries in the US

The average length of stay for Medicaid Residents (Title 19 beneficiaries) at nursing homes in the US is 485.32 days.

Source: medicare.gov
Average length of stay for Medicaid beneficiaries information is based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For informational purposes only.

Resident Days by Insurance Coverage in the US

Resident days by insurance coverage are based on 52,332,317 Medicare days, 262,426,057 Medicaid days, and 136,868,673 Medicare Advantage / Private Pay / Other days out of 561,042,545 total available days at nursing homes in the US.

Source: medicare.gov
Resident days by insurance coverage information is based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For informational purposes only.
Nursing Home Averages
United States
Overall Rating
Quality Measures
Health Inspections
Staffing
Star Ratings are based on Medicare Nursing Home Compare Data as of 2/15/2021.
Avg. Length of Stay
(Medicare)
45 Days
Avg. Length of Stay
(Medicaid)
485 Days
Estimated costs, occupancy, and length of stay information is based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). For informational purposes only.
Direct Care Per Resident (Per Day)
Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA)
134 minutes
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)
53 minutes
Registered Nurses
(RN)
43 minutes
Physical Therapy
(PT)
4.4 minutes
Average direct care minutes per resident per day are based on Medicare Nursing Home Compare data as of 2/15/2021.
Direct Care Hourly Wages
Registered Nurses
(RN)

$38.69 / hour
Physical Therapists
(PT)
$48.60 / hour
Occupational Therapists
(OT)
$47.82 / hour
Speech Pathologists
(SP)
$51.39 / hour
Average direct care hourly wages for employees are based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2019. For informational purposes only.
Operational Employee Hourly Wages
Nursing Administration
$40.66 / hour
Administrative Staff
$31.19 / hour
Plant Operations
$21.05 / hour
Central Services
$17.61 / hour
Food Services
$14.61 / hour
Laundry & Linen
$12.55 / hour
Housekeeping
$13.11 / hour
Employee Benefits
$25.70 / hour
Social Services
$23.00 / hour
Medical Records
$19.72 / hour
Pharmacy Staff
$48.26 / hour
Other Staff
$17.26 / hour
Average hourly wages for operational employees are based on data submitted to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for 2019. For informational purposes only.

Nursing Home Ownership by Control Type in the US

Nursing Home Jobs in the US

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