North Carolina named one of the states offering the best access to elderly care in America, new study finds – OBX Today

North Carolina named one of the states offering the best access to elderly care in America, new study finds - OBX Today
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A new study has revealed that North Carolina offers some of the best access to elderly care in America with a care score of 53.49 out of 100, making it #8 on the list of the top ten.

There are 420 nursing homes per 100,000 people in North Carolina, the 11th largest amount in America. There are 430 respite facilities per 100,000 residents, which is the second highest in the country. The nursing homes in North Carolina have an occupancy rate of 76%, the 15th lowest in America.

The cost of a semi-private nursing home room is $7,483 per month which is the 19th cheapest in America. A private nursing home room costs $8,213 per month, the 18th cheapest in the nation.

The percentage of nursing homes in North Carolina with no deficiencies is 4% – which is below the national average.

The states offering the best access to elderly care include:

‘Care score’ (out of 100)

70.67

South Dakota

North Carolina